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Corporate Governance Framework

Our corporate governance framework sets out the necessary responsibilities and procedures that guarantee we operate properly.

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  2. Identifying fraud and corruption

Identifying fraud and corruption

5. More than half of all fraud and corruption is identified through the operation of normal system controls which exist within an organisation and information from third parties typically accounts for another 30 percent of proven cases. Other means of discovery include accident, internal and external audit, confession, employee changes and suspicion.

6. There is a range of warning signs which may lead to an initial suspicion that fraud or corruption may be taking place. Although the following list is not comprehensive, these signs include employees who:

  • appear under stress but without a high workload
  • are first to arrive in the morning, last to leave at night
  • are reluctant to take leave
  • refuse promotion
  • have a sudden change in lifestyle or unexplained wealth
  • resign quickly after their appointment
  • have cosy relationships with suppliers and/or contractors
  • have suppliers and/or contractors who insist on dealing with them
  • are a risk taker and/or rule breaker
  • breach statutory or Commission codes of practice
  • breach of or failure to comply with Commission policies and procedures
  • receive or offer unreasonable or excessive hospitality
  • abuse the Commission’s powers for unauthorised purposes or personal gain.
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