Fraud Control Plan
Fraud Control Plan
The NSW Rural Assistance Authority has established a Corruption Prevention Policy and procedures to enforce controls to aid in the prevention and detection of fraud, theft and waste, or abuse against the agency. This policy applies to any fraud, theft, waste or abuse or suspected fraud, theft, waste or abuse involving an employee (including board and management), a consultant, a contractor, outside agency or person doing business with the Authority or in any other relationship with the Authority.
The Corruption Prevention Policy is committed to and guided by the principles of:
- commitment to the highest standards of legal, ethical and moral behaviour; and
- ensuring that the organisational culture and embedded controls effectively prevent corruption and fraud.
The Authority's Code of Conduct requires all staff to perform their duties with professionalism, objectivity, honesty, integrity and compassion and in the best interests of the people who use the services of the Authority. They are also asked to report any suspected corrupt conduct, including fraud.
The Authority will ensure that regular assessments of risk of corruption and fraud are undertaken and that appropriate controls are in place to identify, prevent and detect fraudulent activities.
Client and Community Awareness and Involvement
The Corruption Prevention Policy has been written principally to guide our staff and management in the prevention, detection and handling of fraud. Some references, such as the Protected Disclosures Act 1994, relate only to government employees.
Nevertheless, the Authority believes that it is important that our clients, service providers and the community generally not only are aware of our initiatives to address fraud but are also able to play a part in the process. By making this policy available publicly we aim to demonstrate to the general public our commitment to addressing fraud.
How can I report suspected fraud?
The NSW Rural Assistance Authority encourages staff and management to report fraud, we also invite members of the public, including our clients and service providers, to do the same. If you are not employed by the Authority, but you suspect fraud that involves the Authority in some way, please report your suspicions to either:
- NSW Rural Assistance Authority - 1800 678 593
- the Independent Commission Against Corruption - 1800 463 909
- NSW Ombudsman - 1800 451 524
- Audit Office of NSW - 9275 7100
- the Police - 1800 622 571