I am starting to smell something slightly more fishy than the obvious bribery scandal.
Perhaps the scandal was deliberately done so that due diligence shows that it would be unwise to buy Securency. Perhaps that is the plot (now successful) to prevent Securency from being sold by NPA. Securency is a nice big fat money earner for Note Printing Australia. Ultimately, all Australians are the beneficiaries, through the Reserve Bank of Australia, which owns Note Printing Australia.
That would be like allowing the Goose that laid the Golden Egg from being stolen.
However, there is one little nasty factor which still bothers me: I am afraid the that Securency may now be seen as worth little value, and sold off for next to nothing. That would anger me intensely
It may well worth some big fat executive loosing his job. He could be recompensed later.