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The Australian Government’s response to a Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry into the Combatting Corporate Crime Bill 2019 (CLACCC Bill). The CLACCC Bill proposes reforms to Australia’s foreign bribery laws. These include introducing a new corporate offence for failure to prevent foreign bribery and a deferred prosecution agreement scheme. The CLACCC Bill also proposes reforms to the Criminal Code definition of dishonesty.
The Australian Government’s response to a Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry into the 2017 version of the Combatting Corporate Crime Bill (CLACCC Bill). The CLACCC Bill proposed reforms to Australia’s foreign bribery laws. These included introducing a new corporate offence for failure to prevent foreign bribery and a deferred prosecution agreement scheme. The 2017 Bill lapsed at the federal election in May 2019 but was re-introduced in December 2019.
The Australian Government’s response to a Senate Economics References Committee report on foreign bribery. The report examined the measures governing the activities of Australian corporations, entities, organisations, individuals, government and related parties with respect to foreign bribery. The government agreed (or agreed in principle) with 17 of the committee’s 22 recommendations, and noted the other 5.
The National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-25 provides the strategic framework for Australia’s response to modern slavery.
This page provides guidance for entities about how to reduce the risk of vulnerable workers in their operations and supply chains becoming exposed to modern slavery as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Information on the recent changes to the Crimes Act 1914 and the Criminal Code Act 1995 made by the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Act 2020.
The Pack provides key information on the offence of bribing a foreign public official and steps for reporting suspected foreign bribery.
Australia takes a whole-of-government approach to combating foreign bribery. This document contains a summary of the roles and responsibilities of agencies in responding to foreign bribery.
Submissions received in relation to draft guidance on adequate procedures to prevent the commission of foreign bribery
The Australian Government invited interested individuals and organisations to submit feedback and comments on the draft guidance.
Application form and general information for early release on licence of federal prisoners.
Application form for 30 days early release on parole for federal prisoners.
Draft guidance on adequate procedures to prevent the commission of foreign bribery consultation paper
The Attorney-General’s Department has developed draft adequate procedures guidance consistent with section 70.5B of the Combatting Corporate Crime Bill 2019, and invites interested individuals and organisations to submit feedback and comments by 28 February 2020.
Information on the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019.
A flowchart to help identify obligations and appropriate action to take in relation to the sharing of abhorrent violent material.
This form is for Commonwealth prisoners currently serving a sentence of imprisonment who wish to apply for transfer from a prison in one state or territory to a prison in another state or territory based on welfare grounds.
National statement of principles relating to the criminalisation of the non-consensual sharing of intimate images
These principles for nationally consistent criminal offences relating to non-consensual sharing of intimate images represent a further step towards preventing online abuse.
Submissions received in response to Proposed amendments to the foreign bribery offence in the Criminal Code Act 1995
In 2017, submissions were invited on the consultation paper and draft amendments to the foreign bribery offence in the Criminal Code Act 1995. 16 submissions were received and copies are available.
In 2017, proposed draft legislation provisions were published to explore possible reform options to improve the effectiveness in addressing foreign bribery, and to remove unnecessary barriers to successful prosecution.
In 2017, the public consultation paper sought comment on possible new offences of recklessly bribing a foreign public official and failure to prevent foreign bribery.
The National Firearms Agreement constitutes a national approach to the regulation of firearms. The Agreement affirms that firearms possession and use is a privilege that is conditional on the overriding need to ensure public safety, and that public safety is improved by the safe and responsible possession, carriage, use, registration, storage and transfer of firearms.