Long anticipated amendments to the Criminal Code, expected to pass in the new year, will see major reforms to Australia's anti-bribery legislation.

The changes complement wide ranging reforms in a number of areas combatting corporate misconduct and white collar crime, in particular, reforms to Australia's whistleblowing legislation, modern slavery reporting obligations and increased corporate penalties.

In the second of our series on these reforms of corporate misconduct legislation, Ben Allen, Partner, Disputes and Risk Advisory, looks at the things that organisations can do now to prepare for the changes and ensure they comply with the current regime.

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