Fraud and corruption control at AITSL

Fraud and Corruption Control

AITSL does not tolerate corrupt or fraudulent behaviour and is committed to deterring and preventing such behaviour in the performance of its business operations.

AITSL has implemented a Fraud and Corruption Risk Control Plan in accordance with the National Anti-Corruption Commission and the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework to monitor, prevent, investigate, and report fraud and corruption. The Fraud and Corruption Risk Control Plan and AITSL’s internal fraud and corruption controls comply with:

  • Section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014
  • National Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2012
  • AS/NZ 8001-2008: Fraud and Corruption Control
  • Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework
  • Commonwealth Fraud Risk Assessment Leading Practice Guidance
  • Resource Management Guide No. 201 – Preventing, Detecting, and Dealing with Fraud.

AITSL is committed to minimising the incidence of fraud and corruption through the development, implementation, and regular review of a range of fraud and corruption awareness, prevention, and detection strategies. The desired outcome of this commitment is the elimination of fraud and corruption at AITSL.

Reporting Fraud and Corruption

Fraud and corruption can be committed by an AITSL employee (internal fraud and corrupt conduct) or by persons outside of the company (external fraud and corrupt conduct). It may also be committed jointly by an employee and outside party. Offences of fraud and corruption against the Commonwealth may be prosecuted under a number of different Commonwealth laws.

AITSL defines Fraud as ‘dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing a loss, by deception or other means’, in accordance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework.

AITSL defines corruption as ‘dishonest activity in which a director, executive, manager, employee, or contractor of an entity acts contrary to the interest of the entity and abuses his/her position of trust in order to achieve some personal gain or advantage for him or herself or for another person or entity’, in accordance with AS/NZ 8001:2008 – Fraud and Corruption Control.

In accordance with the National Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2012, corrupt conduct or corruption may be criminal or non-criminal in nature and may affect any aspect of an entity, for example, an employee being offered or accepting a bribe, or engaging in fraud against the entity.

If you would like to report a suspected incident of fraud or corruption, please complete the Fraud and Corruption Incident Report Form and email it and any supporting documentation to [email protected]. AITSL will treat your contact details as confidential; however, you may be disclosed as the reporter of a fraud or corruption incident in certain circumstances, such as if the fraud or corrupt conduct is prosecuted. You may choose to remain anonymous; however, an anonymous report will significantly hinder the investigation and prosecution of the potential fraud or corruption.