This audit would examine the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s) arrangements to identify, manage and report on fraud and integrity risks.

Effective fraud control helps to protect public resources, information, property, and the integrity and reputation of entities and the Commonwealth. DFAT and its funding recipients operate in a range of domestic and international environments where fraud and corruption are significant risk factors. In this context, sound arrangements to manage fraud risk require effective coordination and supporting systems.

DFAT is required to implement the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework, including measures to promote fraud awareness and report instances of fraud. This audit would examine the extent to which DFAT has implemented the fraud control framework on a risk basis, and its monitoring, evaluation and reporting on fraud control arrangements.