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Public sector corruption and its control

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 143

Peter Grabosky and Peter Larmour
ISBN 0 642 24149 X ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, January 2000

Abstract

Corruption has afflicted Australian public life to varying degrees for the past two centuries. This paper provides an overview of corruption in Australia. It outlines its basic forms, explains why corruption occurs, and spells out what Australian governments and the private sector have done, and can do, to reduce the level of corruption in society.