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FRAUD PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT

Fraud is widespread in Australia.  The Australian Institute of Criminology estimates that Australia loses $ 8.5 billion p.a. on account of fraud. Recently, the Queensland Audit Office (QAO) carried out a review of fraud in the context of Queensland local councils. Some of the conclusions coming out of the QAO review are as follows:

  1. Fraud and corruption is happening in councils but few understand sufficiently how widespread it is or what it costs them
  2. Councils’ responses to known and potential fraud risks are, largely, inadequate and demonstrate a lack of leadership and failure in governance
  3. Executive and senior management in many councils do not provide sufficient guidance on how to recognize fraud and what to do if fraud is suspected
  4. Council management approaches to fraud prevention and detection are passive.

In response to the Queensland Audit Office Report, a number of measures were taken to help councils improve their fraud management. One of these measures was in the form of funding provided by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) to LGAQ to develop a range of new document templates for smaller councils to assist in the implementation of improved fraud management. These templates were later used in a series of workshops also funded by the DILGP to allow council staff to be trained in fraud management principles and processes and in how to adapt the templates effectively for implementation in their councils.

These template, along with the PowerPoint presented in the Fraud Management Workshop, are available for downloading and use below under ‘Resources and Templates’

We have the experience and expertise as a provider of a wide range of risk and assurance services to assist councils with all aspects of fraud prevention and management.

RESOURCES AND TEMPLATES

 

RESOURCES

TEMPLATES

QUEENSLAND AUDIT OFFICE REPORT ON FRAUD MANAGEMENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

TRAINING

We have the experience and expertise as a provider of a wide range of risk and assurance services to assist councils with all aspects of fraud prevention and management.

Download the Fraud Management Systems and Fraud Awareness course outlines for member training needs in the Fraud Prevention and Management space.

LGAQ Total Solutions also provides an Online Fraud Awareness Program. For enrolment prices and details contact us on 1300 542 700.

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