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4.26 Fraud and Corruption Control Framework

Department of Health and Human Services

Who does this policy apply to?

This policy applies to all department staff, executive officers, contractors, service providers, consultants and funded organisations.

Policy purpose

To provide guidance and support to funded organisations and to ensure they are pro-active in their reporting and management of reports of fraud and/or corruption.

Legislation and /or regulation

The Framework has been developed to ensure departmental compliance with the Standing Directions of the Minister for Finance 2016 (external link, opens in a new window) (under the Financial Management Act 1994) sections:

  • 3.5.3 Significant or Systemic Fraud
  • 3.5.3 (a) Corruption and Other Losses.

The Standing Directions are made under the Financial Management Act 1994 and are to be read in conjunction with the Instructions that support the Standing Directions. Departmental compliance with legislative and/or regulatory requirements requires the establishment of processes and controls regarding oversight of fraud and corruption events involving public money.

Organisation requirements

Paragraph 4.4.2. of the Fraud and Corruption Control Framework requires funded organisations to report suspected fraud and corruption within their organisation to the Department of Health and Human Services. Funded organisations are, as part of governance arrangements with the department, required to have in place their own reporting, investigation and fraud risk management strategies.

Part of the purpose of the Fraud and Corruption Control Framework is to provide clear guidance to funded organisations to ensure that they are pro-active in their reporting and management of reports of fraud and/or corruption.

Fraud and Corruption Control Framework

Fraud and Corruption Control Framework - Prevention, Reporting and Investigation Plan (opens in a new window, Word 372 KB)