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Australia Widens Foreign Bribery Offence

Nov 04, 2015

Australia is proposing to widen the scope of its laws regarding the bribery of foreign officials. It is proposed to amend the Criminal Code so that it is no longer necessary for the prosecution to prove that it was intended to bribe a particular foreign official.

Australian businesses and directors of businesses engaged in business outside of Australia ought seek advice on the ramifications of the proposed amendments to the Australian criminal law.



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