Fraud and Corruption Control—Local Government

Tabled: 19 June 2019

Overview

This audit examined whether local councils' fraud and corruption controls are well designed and operating as intended. It primarily focuses on expenditure and processes involving senior council staff and councillors and reviews fraud and corruption controls and measures relating to:

·         credit card and fuel card use

·         reimbursements

·         identifying and managing conflicts of interest

·         responding to suspected incidents of fraud and corruption.

The councils included in the audit are Greater Shepparton City Council, Strathbogie Shire Council, Wellington Shire Council and Wyndham City Council, reflecting a selection of councils of varying size and location.

We made 12 recommendations to the audited councils.

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