Facilitation Payments in International Business: A Proposal to Make Section 70.4 of the Criminal Code Workable

Australian Law Journal, February 2008

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2008-2

28 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2009

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Ross P. Buckley

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Mark Danielson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 7, 2008

Abstract

Doing business abroad often requires the payment of minor sums to secure the provision of routine government services. Such payments are not meant to render Australian businesses liable under the provisions that make bribery of foreign public officials a crime in Australia. However under the present legislation the availability of this defence is often uncertain. This article argues it is time to revisit the language of the defence and for the government to offer some simple services that would assist Australian businesses operating abroad.

Keywords: Banking, Finance, Criminal Law, Procedure

Suggested Citation

Buckley, Ross P. and Danielson, Mark, Facilitation Payments in International Business: A Proposal to Make Section 70.4 of the Criminal Code Workable (March 7, 2008). Australian Law Journal, February 2008; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2008-2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1375193

Ross P. Buckley

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Mark Danielson (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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