Anti-Bribery and Corruption for Local Government – Australia

Product Description

Reducing the prevalence of corrupt practices

Local government bodies in Australia are looking at ways of reducing the prevalence of bribery and corruption in their business dealings, especially in light of increasingly serious laws and regulations.

Bribery has serious negative consequences because it:

  • can exacerbate poverty and inhibit a region’s economic development
  • results in the inefficient allocation of resources and economic distortions
  • distorts the tendering process when companies bid for local government contracts
  • undercuts the effectiveness of, and confidence in, programs
  • undermines the integrity and, in some cases, the stability of local government bodies
  • adds a significant extra cost for organisations
  • increases the level of uncertainty for organisations who do business in countries with high levels of corruption

This course explains the risks of bribery and corruption in simple, understandable terms. We look at Australian legislation and what is happening internationally.

Examples are used from recent news headlines and local cases to emphasise the importance of compliance. The course reinforces lessons learned through scenarios presented throughout the program.


Who should do this training?

This course is recommended for those who run the risk of being on the receiving end of bribery in the public sector.

The World Bank estimates that corruption around the world amounts to at least US $1 trillion worth of transactions each year.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction – for managers and general staff

  • Outline bribery and corruption
  • Where can bribery occur and what are the effects of corruption?
  • The law prohibiting bribery of public officials
  • The laws prohibiting bribery in the private sector
  • How international legislation outlawing bribery and corruption affects you

Module 2: Soliciting and receiving bribes – for managers

  • Outline the offence of offering or receiving gifts
  • Recognise when you could be found guilty
  • Distinguish bribes and corrupt benefits from gifts
  • What to do if you are offered a bribe

Module 3: Working with overseas countries – for managers

  • Foreign bribery and corruption, and how Australian laws deal with it
  • The offence of foreign bribery and indirect bribery
  • The different people involved in foreign bribery
  • Penalties, sanctions and the exemption to bribery
  • Operation of international anti-corruption measures

Module 4: Advanced bribery and corruption – for managers

  • The importance of managing the risk of bribery
  • Types of red flags that could suggest the presence of bribery
  • Risk-management strategies
  • Offences can be monitored and reported
  • Actively preventing bribery


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