Fraud Control

Brewarrina Shire Council is committed to the prevention, deterrence and investigation of all forms of fraud. Fraud can be damaging to the Council through financial loss, bad publicity and loss in public confidence.

This policy covers guidelines and responsibilities regarding appropriate actions that must be followed to increase the awareness of, and, for the investigation of fraud. Management of the risk of exposure is an important area to monitor and the Council needs to be assured that appropriate and transparent procedures are in place. This document forms part of the 'Brewarrina Shire council - Code of Conduct' which Councillors and employees are required to abide by.

The objective of the policy is to:

  • Protect Council's assets and reputation;
  • Ensure a sound ethical culture of the Council;
  • Ensure senior management commitment to identifying risk exposures to fraud and for establishing procedures for prevention and detection.
  • Ensure Councillors and staff are aware of their responsibilities in relation to ethical conduct.