Fraud Prevention

Fraud  can  be  defined  as  “dishonestly  obtaining  a  benefit  by  deception  or  other  means”  Snowy Monaro  Regional  Council is responsible for administering significant levels of revenue, expenditure and property. These activities involve contact with a broad range of commercial partners, suppliers and the community. Fraud and corruption can have a significant impact on Council’s service delivery, reputation, finances and programs. Council has a zero tolerance for fraud and corruption.  The consequences of fraud have been determined within Council’s  Enterprise  Risk  Management Framework as an unacceptable risk to Council.  Council has developed a comprehensive  Fraud Prevention Procedure covering all potential aspects.

All  Councillors,  employees, commercial partners and suppliers have a responsibility to report suspected fraud and corruption.  Any person with concerns is strongly encouraged to raise the matter immediately notifying the General Manager on 1300 345 345. All reports are kept strictly confidential.

(Superviser - Organisational Procurement)  END