In what can only bode well for international players wanting to do business with Australia, we have been ranked highly on a listing of countries perceived to have a low risk of internal corruption.
Australia scored 8.7 out of 10, on a scale where zero indicates high levels of perceived corruption and 10 signifies low levels, and retained it’s creditable ninth ranking on the 2006 Corruption Perceptions Index.
“The 2006 Corruption Perceptions Index is a composite index that draws on multiple expert opinion surveys that poll perceptions of public sector corruption in 163 countries around the world,” explains Huguette Labelle, chair of Transparency International, which publishes the index.
The country ranked with the highest perception of corruption was Haiti, followed by Guinea, Iraq and Myanmar. Finland, Iceland and New Zealand were deemed to be perceived as the least corruptible countries.