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Anti Bribery Laws about to get tougher?

The Federal Government has asked industry and the public for their views on changing Australia’s anti-foreign bribery laws to remove the “facilitation payments” defence. Australian businesses and individuals who are engaged in international trade or other business dealings overseas should think carefully about responding to this proposed reform.

Background – Anti Bribery Laws

The Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) (“the Act”) sets out Australia’s laws against bribery (“the offence.”) Under the Act, a person is guilty of the offence if:...

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