Anti-bribery convention

Australia - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

Australia's Follow-up Report to Phase 4 Evaluation

19/12/2019 - This report evaluates and details the progress made by Australia to implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention since its Phase 4 report in 2017

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Australia's accession

18 October 1999
Deposit of instrument of ratification

17 December 1999
Entry into force of the Convention

17 December 1999
Entry into force of implementing legislation

Monitoring and peer review history

2019 Two-year follow-up to Phase 4 report

2017 Phase 4 report

2015 Follow-up to Phase 3 report

News releases

2017 Australia takes major steps to combat foreign bribery, but OECD wants to see more enforcement

2012 OECD seriously concerned by lack of foreign bribery convictions, but encouraged by recent efforts by the Australian Federal Police



The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

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OECD Working Group on Bribery 

The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions is responsible for monitoring the implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the 2009 Recommendation and related instruments. The Working Group is made up of representatives from the States Parties to the Convention and meets regularly.

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Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring of implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention takes places in successive phases through a rigorous peer-review monitoring system. 

Description of each phase of evaluation




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