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Social licence to operate is regarded as the top business risk. A company’s ability to demonstrate business integrity is increasingly essential for the success of its projects.
Globally, the extractive sector can be a source of livelihood for local people, supports regional development, and helps to boost national economies. However, the sector does have serious institutional and behavioural weaknesses. It is the poorest people, living in the mining areas, who are particularly vulnerable when the mining sector and their governments fail them.
What does the West African nation of Liberia have in common with Australia, the land down under? Both are rich in mineral resources, for one. And in both countries, government decisions to approve exploration and mining projects are vulnerable to corruption.
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We tackle corruption by shining a light on the illegal practices and unfair laws that weaken our democracy.
Transparency International Australia is the Australian national chapter of an international coalition against corruption, operating in over 100 countries.
Through Transparency International we are part of a global movement leading the fight against corruption. Each chapter is independent and unique, and together we aspire to a unified vision: a world free of corruption.
We shine a spotlight on corruption through our research, which provides solutions for governments, business and community groups to build a better system for all.
We are working together with governments, businesses, communities and organisations tackling corruption around the world to achieve a shared vision of a world without corruption.
By tackling corruption, we are tackling the barriers to fair and sustainable development, and addressing the root causes of so many of the world’s political, social and environmental challenges.