Foreign bribery

On 24 June 2015, the Senate referred an inquiry into foreign bribery to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 July 2016.

The inquiry lapsed at the end of the 44th Parliament.

On 11 October 2016, the Senate agreed to the committee's recommendation that this inquiry be re-adopted in the 45th Parliament. The committee is to report by 30 June 2017.

On 20 June 2017, the Senate granted the committee an extension to report by 7 December 2017.  

On 27 November 2017, the Senate granted the committee a further extension to report by 7 February 2018.    

On 5 February 2018, the Senate granted the committee a further extension to report by 28 March 2018.     

All correspondence and evidence previously received for this inquiry has been made available to the new committee. This means that submissions already provided to the committee about this issue do not need to be re-submitted. Submissions to this inquiry received in the 44th Parliament can be accessed here.

The committee intends to refer to all evidence received during the 44th Parliament.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540

About this inquiry

An inquiry into the measures governing the activities of Australian corporations, entities, organisations, individuals, government and related parties with respect to foreign bribery.

Past Public Hearings

31 Oct 2017: Melbourne
07 Aug 2017: Sydney


Inquiry Status


How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


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