Fraud and risk management

Public confidence in the integrity of Defence and its personnel is vital to the defence of Australia and its national interests.

Fraud and corruption control

Defence has a fraud and corruption prevention, detection and response system in place consistent with Commonwealth legislative requirements.

The Defence Fraud and Corruption Control Plan documents Defence’s approach to the identification and management of fraud and corruption risk. The plan operates to prevent, detect and respond to fraud and corruption, as well as ongoing reporting and monitoring.

Defence Fraud and Corruption Control Plan 2022 (PDF, 7.53 MB)

Risk management

Defence’s approach to risk management aims to enable effective communication of risk information, build a positive risk culture and ensure Defence is able to meet its obligations for risk management as required by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and the Commonwealth Risk Management Policy.

Internal auditing

Internal auditing provides independent and objective assurance that financial and operational controls designed to manage risks and achieve Defence objectives are operating in an efficient, effective, economical and ethical manner.

Internal auditing also assists in accomplishing Defence outcomes through the evaluation and improvement of business performance.