Transparency International’s M4SD Programme broadly endorses the findings and recommendations in the Discussion Paper. In our comments, we elaborate on some areas we consider to be especially important and identify further opportunities to strengthen anticorruption efforts.
This summary of the larger report provides a useful overview of the corruption vulnerabilities in the mining approvals process, and provides a roadmap for better policy and practice in Australia.
This report documents the existing system of checks and balances that require transparency and accountability in the exploration license, and mining lease, approvals regime in Australia.
This report analyses the risk of corruption in the process of awarding mining permits in Australia
Through our research , we found that the NAIF processes for investment decision-making lack transparency, accountability and integrity. These weaknesses undermine public scrutiny of its decisions, give rise to conflicts of interests, and could result in companies with a history of noncompliance, criminal or corrupt behaviour gaining access to public funds.
We want to reduce the risk and incidence of corruption in the mining sector in Australia and internationally.