Fraud and corruption prevention

The Department of Industry (the Department) and the RAA are committed to building and maintaining a professional and ethical workplace. In doing so, it will safeguard the trust and confidence of the community by ensuring our staff does not engage in fraud and corruption. The Department and the RAA are committed to:

  • minimising the opportunities for fraud and corrupt conduct by employees, members of the public, contractors and clients
  • detecting, investigating and disciplining/prosecuting fraud and corrupt conduct
  • reporting fraud and corrupt conduct to ICAC and where appropriate to NSW Police
  • taking a risk-based approach to the identification and mitigation of fraud and corruption.

The RAA follows the Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy and procedures set out by the Department of Industry and outlined in the Code of Conduct (PDF, 192 KB)

Fraud is defined by the Australian Government as ‘Dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing a loss, by deception or other means’. In this definition, ‘benefit’ refers both to tangible items, such as money or  objects, and intangible benefits including power, status or information.

Information about suspected fraudulent or corrupt behaviour against the RAA can be reported to rural.assist@raa.nsw.gov.au or phone 1800 678 593.

The RAA takes all allegations of fraud and corruption seriously. Reports will be assessed and investigated as appropriate, which may require involvement of external parties such as NSW Police or ICAC.

Due to privacy restrictions and/or the integrity of an investigation, feedback may not always be provided to the individual making the report. If the allegation involves another individual, the Rural Assistance Authority may not be able to provide information about the conduct or outcome of the investigation due to obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.