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Risk management 2020-21


Risk and audit at a glance

The AGD Audit and Risk Management Committee (ARMC) provides independent advice and assistance to the Chief Executive on AGD’s risk, control and compliance framework, business ethics, policies and practices and its internal and external accountability responsibilities. The ARMC met five times during 2020-21.

AGD currently has an independent, internal audit provider in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Deloitte) that undertakes audit and risk management functions. A total of six internal audit reviews were undertaken in 2020-21.

Fraud detected in the agency

Category/nature of fraud

Number of instances

Cheque fraud

2

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

Cheque fraud related to suspicious dealings with two cheques issued by the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit in June 2021.

Strategies implemented to control and prevent fraud

AGD is committed to the prevention, detection and reporting of fraud and corruption in connection with its activities. Any fraud is to be reported to the Chief Executive and recorded on the AGD Fraud and Corruption Register.

The internal audit function performs reviews over the AGD system and control environments.

Data for previous years is available at: https://data.sa.gov.au/data/organization/attorney-general-s-dept

Public interest disclosure

AGD received one Public Interest Disclosure during 2020-21 which, in accordance with section 5(4) and 5(5), was determined not to be an appropriate disclosure under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018.

Data for previous years is available at: https://data.sa.gov.au/data/organization/attorney-general-s-dept

Note:  Disclosure of public interest information was previously reported under the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 and repealed by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 on 1/7/2019.