United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer has contributed AUS$70 million (US$48.2 million) to his party’s campaign, which ends on election day this Saturday, most of which he earned thanks to tax cuts he helped pass, media reported on Thursday.
Claims that a convicted New Zealand drug trafficker bribed his way out of being deported have been referred to a federal anti-corruption agency, Secretary Michael Pezzulo of Australia’s Home Affairs department told a Senate Estimates hearing on Friday.
Former Australian Taxation Office (ATO) employee turned whistleblower, Richard Boyle, has been charged with 66 offenses and could face up to 161 years in prison for exposing unethical practices in one of the country’s most powerful government agencies.
Some of the biggest banks in Australia face criminal charges as the final report from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was released this week.
Australian officials charged four men on Sunday after seizing more than US$70 million worth of heroin and methamphetamine in Sydney in what was described as the continent’s biggest heroin bust in a decade.
Critics say Australia’s proposed new public corruption-fighting agency is too weak to get the job done, and would actually “shield parliamentarians and public servants” from scrutiny.
A Missouri Nun who was arrested last year for smuggling two pounds of cocaine into Australia stuffed into the high heels of her shoes claims she was tricked by a man she met online, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Monday.
The third largest bank in Australia and its underwriters Deutsche Bank and Citigroup will face criminal cartel charges for opaque share sales, Reuters reported Friday.
Australian and Irish police have exposed a major drug trafficking network involving one of Ireland’s most notorious crime groups – the Kinahan cartel. The two-years long operation has led to the arrests of four Irish in Australia and New Zealand, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Sunday.
Perceived corruption in the public service may have hampered Australia's GDP by as much as US$ 5.69 billion, or 4%, since 2012, estimates a study released on Wednesday by The Australia Institute, one of the country’s major think tanks.
Australia announced on Thursday it plans to regulate for the first time cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the Financial Times reported.
Australian miner Iluka Resources uncovered that the firm it acquired last year engaged in bribery with senior government officials, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Monday.
Australian authorities on Thursday accused mortgage lender Commonwealth Bank of Australia of failing to properly report A$ 77 million (US$ 61 million) worth of suspicious transactions, the Guardianwrote.
A new multinational effort was launched Wednesday to tackle grand corruption, a criminal category that can include bribery of public officials, embezzlement, abuse of power and money laundering of proceeds from crime.
Australian police have seized assets worth about US$53 million, presumed to be the proceeds of an alleged US$109 million tax-evasion scheme involving a former tax official and his children, the Guardian reported Wednesday.
Chinese anti-corruption authorities published Thursday the foreign addresses for 22 of its "most wanted" suspects, who they believe to be living around the world in plain sight.
One of the major players behind an international crime syndicate that laundered AUS$ 29 million (US$ 21.8 million) of drug money out of Australia was sentenced to 10 years in prison, the Justice Ministry said Thursday.
A former public servant was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for fraudulently awarding AUS $15.3 million (US$ 13.8 million) of government contracts to businesses he covertly operated, The Australian reported.
Five men were arrested and charged after Australian and Chinese police caught them trying to import over US$ 100 million worth of crystal meth into Australia, police said Monday.
Authorities charged six people with serious drug importation offenses after intercepting a yacht off the New South Wales coast with more than 1.4 tons of cocaine on board, Australian Federal Police announced Monday.
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