A new Fraud, Corruption, Misconduct and Maladministration Prevention Policy is now available for councils to adopt if they choose.
The new Fraud, Corruption, Misconduct and Maladministration Prevention Policy replaces the LGA’s Fraud and Corruption Model Policy. The new policy has been expanded to also refer to prevention and reporting in relation to misconduct and maladministration and to incorporate reporting requirements under the Public Interest Disclosure Act. Appendix 1 to the model policy provides a useful table that outlines the roles and responsibilities of key individuals and groups with respect to fraud, corruption, misconduct and maladministration prevention within council.
It is not mandatory for a council to have a dedicated policy dealing with prevention and reporting of fraud, corruption, misconduct and maladministration, but the LGA recommends that it is good governance practice to adopt a policy.
The model policy is available on the LGAs Governance Policies, Codes and Guidelines webpage here: www.lga.sa.gov.au/governancepolicies
For more information please contact Alicia Stewart (email@example.com).