Past events

Webinar | ABC Policy and Compliance Controls 101

30 May

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Details

Note: Webinar details will be sent a day before the webinar date.

The Global Compact Network Australia invites you to join us for our next webinar providing an overview of anti-bribery and corruption policies and the compliance programs that underpin them.

2018 has been a seminal year for anti-bribery and corruption law in Australia.

A number of significant reforms have been proposed by the federal government, including:

  • The introduction of a corporate offence of failure to prevent bribery and a related ‘adequate procedures’ defense
  • Amendments to the existing foreign bribery offence, including by replacing the test of whether an advantage was ‘not legitimately due’ with a test of whether the foreign public official was ‘improperly influenced’
  • The introduction of deferred prosecution agreements

The OECD has also recently published a report which notes that enforcement of the foreign bribery offence in Australia is on the rise, a trend which is likely to increase in light of these proposed reforms. Corporate culture and integrity are high profile issues at the moment, and having adequate anti-bribery policies and compliance programs in place has never been more important.

This webinar is a ‘101’ session and will provide an overview of anti-bribery and corruption policies and the compliance programs that underpin them. The discussion will cover:

  • The importance of anti-bribery and corruption policies
  • The basic features of an anti-bribery and corruption policy
  • Key elements and core components of effective compliance programs
  • The impact of the proposed amendments to Australia’s bribery laws on policies and compliance programs

The webinar will be led by:

  • Dean Mitchell, Partner Forensic, KPMG
  • Rachel Nicolson, Partner, Allens and Chair, GCNA Anti-Corruption Leadership Group

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