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CCC corruption audits

Preventing corruption is fundamental to our vision for safe communities supported by fair and ethical public institutions.

Introduction

Each financial year the CCC conducts audits to examine how public sector agencies have responded to particular types of complaints about corruption and how robust their complaints management and prevention frameworks are. We also undertake audits aimed at controlling the risks of corruption.

To determine what audits the CCC will undertake, we prepare a two-year corruption audit plan that describes the proposed program of audits. The audit plan is agile and audits can and will be reprioritised to ensure it incorporates emerging corruption risks identified and continues to be responsive to areas of public interest throughout the year.

Audit plan for 2019-21

The CCC plans to complete six audits progressively across each financial year (that is, between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2021).

Past audit plans

Public reports

While not all CCC audit reports are made available to the public, summary audit reports may be produced to promote public confidence in the integrity of public administration. Our reports contain concise results of our findings and recommendations.

Audit title and scopeFinancial yearOutcomes

Community grants
The audit will examine councils’ conduct in the award of community grants, with particular focus on management of risk and probity. This will include a review of policies and procedures, and the processes followed to award grant expenditure.

2018-19

To start in early 2019

Section 40 non-reportable matters
In this audit, we will review agencies’ non-reportable corrupt conduct matters with a view to possibly making changes to the directions issued by the CCC, under section 40 of the CC Act, about how and when particular matters must be reported. This will ensure the CCC is immediately notified of the most serious cases of corrupt conduct, while agencies can act quickly to address less serious conduct.

Note – Non-reportable matters are complaints of corrupt conduct that under section 40 of the CC Act may be dealt with by the agency without having to report them to the CCC.

2018-19

To start in early 2019

Failure of duty

The audit will assess how appropriately two departments have dealt with allegations of corruption relating to failure of duty (i.e. failures to comply with legal, policy or reporting obligations or failures to execute duties to an appropriate standard).

2018-19

Underway

Integrity in procurement decision making
The CCC examined whether Queensland’s public health agencies were demonstrably achieving value for money from their goods/services contracts. The audit also evaluated how effectively agencies dealt with allegations of corrupt conduct relating to procurement and contract management.

2018-19

Completed

Summary report
(PDF)

Assessing complaints of corruption: the effectiveness of the Queensland Police Service’s policies and practices
The audit examined whether the Queensland Police Service correctly assessed complaints as raising a reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct or police misconduct.

2017-18

Completed

Summary report (PDF)

Secondary employment
The CCC has completed an audit of secondary employment which is classed as additional paid or unpaid employment performed by an employee. Our corruption audit assessed how well departments and statutory bodies managed corruption risks associated with secondary employment.

2017-18

Completed

Summary report (PDF)

Summary report (DOC)

Managing the security risk associated with chemicals of security concern
These chemicals can be used to make homemade bombs, toxic devices and illicit drugs. The CCC’s audit assessed four agencies, across the department, university and statutory body sectors, regarding their management of risks associated with chemicals of security concern.

2017-18

Completed

Summary report (PDF)

Summary report (DOC)

Past reports

Audit title and scopeFinancial yearOutcomes
Complaints-handling against police
The audit reviewed complaints-handling against police at the Queensland Police Service, to identify opportunities for process improvement

2016-17

Completed

No summary report

Misappropriation (theft) in the public health system
The audit examined how allegations of theft are dealt with by the Queensland public health sector.

2016-17

Completed

Summary report (PDF)

Summary report (DOC)

Recruitment and selection processes in departments and statutory bodies
The audit assessed how effectively a public sector agency has dealt with the allegations in recruitment and selection activities. The audit also evaluated the agency's responses to reduce or prevent future cases of corrupt conduct in these activities.

2016-17

Completed

Summary report (PDF)

Summary report (DOC)

Effectiveness of Queensland public sector corruption risk assessments
The audit assessed the effectiveness of six representative agencies’ corruption risk assessment process.

2016-17

Completed

Summary report (PDF)

Summary report (DOC)

Conflicts of interest in the local government sector 
The audit assessed whether councils' mechanisms for identifying corruption risks, the process for managing, preventing and detecting conflicts of interest, and dealing with complaints related to conflicts of interest, are effective. (Excludes councillors or mayors under sections 172 and 173 of the Local Government Act 2009.)

2016-17

Completed

Summary report (PDF)

Summary report (DOC)

Last updated: 10 May 2019

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