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Risk and audit at a glance

An Internal Audit and Risk function delivers reports to an independent Audit Risk and Finance Committee who oversee the function’s operations.

Fraud detected in the agency

Category/nature of fraudNumber of  instances
Unclear (reported by ICAC and details were not disclosed) 1

NB: Fraud reported includes actual and reasonably suspected incidents of fraud.

Strategies implemented to control and prevent fraud

The Authority is in the process of implementing a new Public Interest Disclosure Policy and Procedure to reflect the obligations contained in the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018.

Operational risk registers include references to fraud related risks, especially with regard to contract management and handling of invoices.

Currently the Authority has a Strategic Risk around fraud that is monitored and reported against.

The internal control processes to mitigate the risk of fraud include:

  • monthly board review of corporate performance reports which incorporate both financial and non-financial data and investigation of major variations to budgets;
  • risk assessment analysis of processes;
  • FMCP Assessment process
  • a risk based internal audit program; and
  • annual fraud and corruption awareness campaign.

Data for previous years is available at: https://data.sa.gov.au/data/organization/sa-housing-authority

Whistle-blowers disclosure

Number of occasions on which public interest information has been disclosed to a responsible officer of the agency under the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993:

  • Seven

Data for previous years is available at: https://data.sa.gov.au/data/organization/sa-housing-authority