Past events

Panel: Federal Regulators on their Enforcement Approach to Anti-Bribery Laws

30 Apr

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Details

You are invited to the Global Compact Network Australia’s anti-corruption regulatory forum featuring the Australian Federal Police, the Federal Attorney-General’s Department, the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, and the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, and hosted by Allens.

Recent media reports have shone a spotlight on bribery and corruption in Australia. It is well understood that Australian criminal laws prohibit such conduct. But how much do you understand about the attitude of the government bodies that administer and enforce this area of law?

  • When should you approach the AFP if there are actual or suspected instances of corruption in your business?
  • Do you get credit for co-operating with the regulators?
  • How are your company’s anti-bribery policies and procedures perceived by law enforcement authorities?
  • Are the directors of your company personally exposed in the event that your company does engage in bribery?
  • Are there any changes to Federal anti-bribery laws in the pipeline?

Representatives from the key Federal government bodies with responsibility for anti-bribery laws will present on their respective roles in administering these laws, their co-operative approach to enforcement and their priorities and areas of focus.

Following the formal presentations, you will have the opportunity, during a dedicated Q&A session, to ask any questions about the issues that are particularly relevant to your business.


  • Linda Champion, Manager Fraud and Anti-Corruption, Australian Federal Police
  • Anthony Coles, Assistant Secretary, Criminal Law and Law Enforcement Branch, Federal Attorney-General’s Department
  • Shane Kirne, Deputy Director, Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Chris Savundra, Senior Executive Leader, Markets Enforcement, ASIC
  • Facilitator: Rachel Nicolson, Partner, Allens and Director, Global Compact Network Australia

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