Australia has slipped another 2 places to 13th in the Corruptions Perceptions Index released by Transparency International.  It seems a long way from our 7th place ranking in 2012.

So is Australia getting worse or are other countries getting better?   Regardless, its a cause for concern.  We all know that perception can become reality all to quickly if people are basing their decisions on perceptions and biases that can be formed. 

While the State Governments have been making incremental steps -  such as the spotlight being put on Political Donations, there needs to be a federal effort towards addressing our reputation around money laundering and real estate.