Prevention Strategies

The Crime and Corruption Commission QLD Fraud and Corruption Control Guidelines include prevention measures and activities for reporting, detecting and investigating fraud and corruption.

Bribery Prevention Network Resources: Access Australian and foreign government and international resources on bribery and corruption that can build understanding of the legislative and regulatory obligations facing businesses in Australia and overseas.

The Australian Government (Commonwealth) Fraud Control Framework consists of:

  • section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (Fraud Rule)
  • the Commonwealth Fraud Control Policy (Fraud Policy); and
  • Resource Management Guide No. 201, Preventing, detecting and dealing with fraud (Fraud Guidance).

For further information, refer here

Fraud Control in Australian Government Entities The Better Practice Guide reflects the changing fraud risk landscape and explains measures entities can take in establishing an effective fraud control environment.

Conflicts of Interest

CCC: Are you managing your conflicts of interests properly

Queensland Integrity Commission: Self Assessment and Guide for Ministers on Personal Relationships

Office of the Independent Assessor: Managing Conflicts of Interest

The Queensland Persective

Queensland Integrity agencies whose names have changed over time, have long and proud histories, such as the Queensland Audit Office with its first Auditor General appointed in 1860, and the Queensland Ombudsman in 1974.

However, during the late 1980s the ‘Fitzgerald’ Royal Commission uncovered widespread corruption in the Queensland Government. The inquiry provided the catalyst for an overhaul of the police service, but also contributed to the reform of the governance and integrity framework in Queensland generally.

Efforts to see Queensland tackle the issue of corruption in Government agencies and the broader community saw the creation of the Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) in 1989 and who in 2002 became the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC). In 2014 the CMC became today’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

The need to continually revisit the response to fighting corruption also saw the creation of a number of other integrity bodies. Today in Queensland we have Agencies including:

· Integrity Commissioner established 1999

· The Public Service Commission established 2008

· Office of the Information Commissioner established 2009

· Office of the Independent Assessor 2018.

Each agency has its own supporting legislation with pivotal integrity legislation in Queensland including:

· Public Sector Ethics Act 1994

· Crime and Corruption Act 2001

· Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010.

The private sector also is continually enhancing its response to ethical behaviour and integrity especially around employee behaviour and cyber threats.

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Prevention Strategies

Taking Corruption Seriously

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