B.6 - Fraud Prevention


Under the provisions of section 13 of the Public Sector Management Act 2006 the Director-General of each agency is required to ensure that threats to the integrity of the agency are addressed in a detailed fraud and prevention plan. To address this obligation ACT Health has:

  • a Fraud and Corruption Policy
  • a Fraud and Corruption Plan.

The Deputy Directors-General and Executive Directors are responsible for ensuring compliance with the policy and plan at all levels within their areas.

Risk assessments and fraud prevention strategies

Divisions of ACT Health undertake fraud risk assessments, in line with ACT Health Risk Management protocols. Mitigating controls are put in place to address fraud threats and risks. The ACT Health Senior Executive responsible for Business Integrity Risk:

  • analyses trends and risk assessments for fraud and other integrity breaches
  • provides biannual reports to the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

The one fraud matter reported in the 2013–14 Annual Report has been finalised. No fraud matters were reported in 2014–15.

Fraud control plans and fraud awareness training

Staff receive fraud control and prevention training during orientation and through an e-learning program titled Ethics, Integrity and Fraud Prevention.

Managers are provided with further fraud control and prevention information and training during managers’ orientation programs.

This is supported by targeted information that alerts staff to the responsibilities and protocols intended to improve systems or mitigate identified fraud threats and risks.