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Conceptual Model for Corruption in Tasmania

Conceptual Model for Corruption in Tasmania

Corruption is the adoption of breaching the position of trust, for either money or other personal gains and advantages. In Tasmania corruption has been reported since 1828 when the police system was formed. Police were notified to arrest innocent citizens who were prosecuted and the police gained from the fines imposed on the victims. Police corruption has also continued till to date. Gaining political powers in Tasmania has also been linked with corruption; a god example is in the year 1973 when labor followers accused Lyon who admitted money to resign and brought his government down. However, this was not evidently proved it was an accusation (Perera, 2015). There is also much other political corruption in Tasmania (Andreev, 2008). The Tasmanian economy has been growing over the years. This is because the country is open for business activities.

The state has been actively involved in some ways to ensure that the economy is in the actual progress. First, the state has provided that the headwork charges that strictly prevented investment and development have been removed. It has also brought new policies in procurement. In the new procurement policy, the insist that goods should be purchased from the local people to ensure that the citizens are in a position to honest government work. The state has also initiated a planning reform system making it easier, faster, appropriate, and cheaper. The process is meant to ensure uniform resource distribution in the country. In Tasmania grants available or starting a new business are few and also competitive (Liberatore, & Funtowicz, 2003). There are also severe conditions that are laid for one to access these grants. However, there exist some aids that include; business activity grants e.g. business expansion, exportation of products, development, research, and innovation in the firm.

Business Tasmania has set the following funding sources and subsidies, Drought Concessional Loan Scheme – this grant program is meant to offer cheap loans to companies which are affected by droughts for the to pick up during the drought season. AgriGrowth Loan Scheme- this scheme provide loans at low-interest rates to businesses that deal with agro-food. These are just a few of the grant firms. There is also incentive available in Tasmania for the company in the form of training. Incentives available for exportation include; Export Market Development Grants, Tasmanian Freight Equalization Scheme, Efic Small Business Export Loan, and New Market Expansion Program. In Tasmania forestry has been undermined. The low cost of the forest commodities has led the community to sell trees at low prices to coup up with the fierce competition in the market exerted by the nearing countries. The Tasmanian government has been allocating some money for forest maintenance but end up spending the money on other infrastructural development, like road construction, researchers, public relation, and other activities. Tasmania experiences a significant loss due to mismanagement of the forest products such as timber. Tasmania should implement policies that will strictly forbid corruption in all sectors, may it be in the private sectors or the government sectors. They should also carry out the strategies set to ensure maximum resource utilization in the country.


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Liberatore, A., & Funtowicz, S. (2003). ‘Democratizing’expertise,‘expertising’ democracy: What does this mean, and why to bother?. Science and public policy, 30(3), 146-150.

Perera, P. (2015). Influence of International Trade Agreements on International Business: A Conceptual Model. Journal of East-West Business, 21(3), 205-232.