Global anti-corruption organisation Transparency International's 2014 OECD progress report on exporting corruption has found that Australia only has "moderate enforcement" of laws surrounding foreign bribery.
The report found several inadequacies in the legal framework of Australia's bribery legislation, including the lack of a comprehensive and effective whistleblower protection law. It also recommends the removal of the qualified defence of "facilitation payments".
The movement to convince companies to divest from the fossil fuels industry continues to grow, with universities seeming to take a lead role.
Yesterday nearly three-quarters students at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) voted for divestment.
The Abbott Government is a week away from pushing through its latest anti-terror legislation after accepting the recommendations of a Senate Committee.
The Foreign Fighters Bill looks set to pass with minor amendments.
The Queensland government is paying bands and artists to make Brisbane a party town for a month, putting on free live music and cultural acts for the public
But not all artists have decided to take up the government’s offer and some have voiced their disapproval of the event in general.