Collins singles out 'illegal money' at corruption summit

  • 13/05/2016
Judith Collins (Getty)
Judith Collins (Getty)

New Zealand has joined an international effort to combat corruption.

Police Minister Judith Collins is in London at a high-level meeting and says several commitments have been made.

"New Zealand is committed to cooperating with our partners to help prevent illegal money flow across multiple countries caused by high-level corruption, and undertake effective enforcement action," she said in a statement.

"New Zealand has made a number of other commitments which reinforce our drive to combat corruption wherever it is found."

British Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting the meeting and Ms Collins is representing Prime Minister John Key.

Ms Collins says New Zealand has nominated a representative to the International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre, and the current police liaison officer in London will take up the role.

Among the commitments she's made is to explore setting up a public register of company information, including ownership.

Other commitments include:

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