Fraud risks, and fraud control obligations, are growing at a rate which demands that more be done. Our 2005 report showed that still only 50 per cent of NSW public sector organisations had achieved an adequate level of performance in developing and implementing a fraud control strategy. In response to this, our 2005 report provided a range of recommendations for improving fraud control and urged that fraud control become a key item for attention by audit committees.
We recognise that organisations need a simple and effective way to review and monitor how effectively they are implementing fraud control strategies. This kit has been developed for precisely that purpose. Its development reflects an extended period of consultation, focus-group review and pilot-testing to ensure that that the kit is simple to use, practical and flexible. The kit assists organisations to meet their fraud control obligations in a cost-effective manner, tailored to their situation and based on risk.
Parliamentary reference - Report number #156 - released 20 July 2006