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Wednesday, 15 June 2005
Page: 151

Senator Mark Bishop asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 23 February 2005:

(1)   When does the Minister expect to receive the report on CASA’s internal audit of its fraud control arrangements, including benchmarking CASA against the results of the Australian National Audit Office’s ‘Survey of Fraud Control Arrangements Australian Public Service’.

(2)   When available, would the Minister provide a copy of the report; if not, why not.

Senator Ian Campbell (Minister for the Environment and Heritage) —The Minister for Transport and Regional Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   The Minister will not receive a copy of CASA’s internal audit of its fraud control arrangements.

(2)   The Minister does not intend to release a copy of the report. Internal Audit reports are prepared at the request of the CASA Internal Audit and Risk Committee and the Chief Executive Officer in connection with its annual audit plan. The report is made available for the internal use by the Committee and management of CASA.         The report may be provided to the ANAO, the external auditor of CASA, for its own use. If the ANAO intends to rely on this work it can only do so in the context of the professional requirement placed on it by the provisions of the Australian Auditing Standard AUS 604.