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Anti-corruption

Australia has a strong record of global, regional and domestic action to prevent and expose corrupt activity.

Corruption has a corrosive impact on society.

It undermines democracy and the rule of law, as well as distorting market forces and paving the way for organised crime and terrorism.

Australia has a strong record of global, regional and domestic action to prevent and expose corrupt activity.

This department is playing an active role in combating corruption through establishing a national anti-corruption commission, developing domestic policy on anti-corruption and engagement in a range of international anti-corruption forums.

These include the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group, APEC Anti-Corruption and Transparency Working Group and the United Nations Convention against Corruption Working Groups.