At Australians Detained Abroad we hear of and work with many cases of Australians who travel abroad for business purposes and for one reason or another find themselves falling foul of the law. A lot of these cases can be avoided by taking simple steps to safeguard yourself and your colleagues. The most simple step you can take to avoid trouble down the road is to familiarise yourself with the legal system, customs and, business practices of the country you will be travelling to.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has developed a simple travel advice guide for business travellers and their employers. Remember, when you are overseas Australian law does not apply if you commit or are alleged to commit a crime. Take a moment to read the guide which you can find here: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/business/