Journal article

Public awareness of corruption in Australia

D Bowman, G Gilligan

Journal of Financial Crime | Published : 2007


Purpose The aim of this paper is to examine public awareness and perceptions on corruption in Australia, a country that traditionally has been viewed as having relatively low levels of corruption. Design/methodology/approach The paper presents the findings of a random telephone survey of 300 people aged 16 and above, across the three most populated Australian states. Findings The paper suggests that corruption may be a greater issue of concern for the Australian public than has been assumed in the past, given the relatively low levels of reported systematic corruption in Australia. Moreover, while there may be widespread agreement that corruption in Australia is harmful and perhaps inevitabl..

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