Labor pledges 'toughest anti-bribery laws' after aid contractor revelations

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Federal opposition says Australia’s foreign bribery laws are unworkable and ineffective

Labor has condemned Australia’s foreign bribery laws as “unworkable” and “ineffective” following revelations of widespread corruption by a major Australian government aid contractor.

Guardian Australia reported on Friday that Australian consulting firm Sinclair Knight Merz engaged in the “sophisticated” bribery of high-ranking Vietnam officials to secure work on World Bank-funded aid projects.

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