Interesting article I read about the cover up by the Australian Government of bribery and corruption, also highlights the highly controlled Australian media. Have decided this needs to be re posted, screw the consequences.
"With this order, the worst in living memory, the Australian government is not just gagging the Australian press, it is blindfolding the Australian public. This is not simply a question of the Australian government failing to give this international corruption case the public scrutiny it is due. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop must explain why she is threatening every Australian with imprisonment in an attempt to cover up an embarrassing corruption scandal involving the Australian government."
"The concept of 'national security' is not meant to serve as a blanket phrase to cover up serious corruption allegations involving government officials, in Australia or elsewhere. It is in the public interest for the press to be able to report on this case, which concerns the subsidiaries of the Australian central bank. Who is brokering our deals, and how are we brokering them as a nation? Corruption investigations and secret gag orders for 'national security' reasons are strange bedfellows. It is ironic that it took Tony Abbott to bring the worst of 'Asian Values' to Australia."
From what I understand, the Reserve Bank of Australia went around engaging in classical corrupt conduct in foreign countries.
In the USA they have a law called
US foreign corrupt practice act of 1977
this act makes US companies liable for prosecution in USA for engaging in corrupt conduct eg. bribery to obtain business offshore, even though the offense occurred outside the USA.
In Australia we have a government orginisation at the pinnacle of Australian government, engaging in corrupt conduct and when this comes to light... the government tells the media not to report it, and they do as they are told. Unfortunately at this point in time we do not have the transparency and first world government they have over in the US, just the government that we deserve! :)