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Consultations and reviews

Draft guidance on adequate procedures to prevent the commission of foreign bribery

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On 2 December 2019, the Australian Government introduced the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2019 into Parliament. The Bill would introduce a new corporate offence for failing to prevent an associate of a body corporate from committing a foreign bribery offence by.

Proposed amendments to the foreign bribery offence in the Criminal Code Act 1995

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In 2017, the Australian Government explored possible reform options to improve the effectiveness of the offence in addressing foreign bribery, and to remove unnecessary barriers to successful prosecution.

2013 Review of the operation of Subdivision A of Division 6 of Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914

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The second and final review sought to establish whether the provisions in the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) are continuing to help protect children from sexual, physical and emotional harm and to provide statistical information on the disclosure and use of information by prescribed persons or bodies.

2011 Review of the operation of Subdivision A of Division 6 of Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914

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In 2011, a review was undertaken to establish whether the provisions are helping to protect children from sexual, physical and emotional harm and whether bodies that receive information continue to comply with safeguards built into the provisions.