Policy: Fraud and corruption control
- The University has zero tolerance for fraud and corruption. Accordingly, the University is committed to minimising the incidence of fraud and corruption through the identification of fraud risks and the development, implementation and regular review of a range of fraud prevention and detection strategies, and fraud control processes, in accordance with the PGPA Act and Rules made under that Act.
- The University will seek prosecution of those who commit fraud against it, whether they are within or external to the University, and will cooperate with fraud and corruption investigations by law enforcement and other investigative authorities.
- The University will seek to reclaim any money or other resources misappropriated through fraudulent or corrupt activity and will take appropriate disciplinary action against staff members found to have engaged in such activity.
- The University Executive will foster an environment that makes active fraud and corruption control the responsibility of all staff.
- The University encourages the reporting of suspected fraud and corruption, either through reporting to supervisors and line managers, by direct report to the Director, Corporate Governance and Risk Office, or in accordance with the University’s Public Interest Disclosure Policy and Procedure (PID). The University will take active steps to support and protect anyone who makes a disclosure either under PID or reports suspected fraud and corruption through normal lines of reporting to management, provided the disclosure is made in good faith.
- Information relating to suspected fraud or corruption will be collected and handled appropriately having regard to the principles of confidentiality and natural justice and the requirements for reporting to law enforcement authorities.
|Printable version (PDF)|
|Title||Fraud and corruption control|
|Purpose||To outline the University’s approach to controlling fraud and corruption in and against the University|
|Topic/ SubTopic||Risk Management - Fraud|
|Effective Date||28 Jul 2017|
|Review Date||26 Jul 2020|
|Responsible Officer:||Director, Corporate Governance and Risk Office|
|Approved By:||ANU Council|
|Contact Area||Corporate Governance and Risk Office|
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014
On 9 April 2021, the ANU Council assigned authority to approve academic policy to the Academic Board.