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Monday, 30 November 2015
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Department of the Environment: Fraud and Theft

(Question No 1769)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 10 November 2015:

Were there any instances of fraud or theft detected by the department from (a) internal sources, or (b) external sources, that resulted in a cost to the department in 2014-15; if so, (i) what fraud or theft took place, (ii) when did the fraud or theft take place, (iii) what was the cost to the department of this fraud or theft, and (iv) what is being done to prevent the fraud or theft occurring again.


Mr Hunt: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) There has been one instance of internal fraud.

(i) Misuse of corporate credit card

(ii) September 2014

(iii). $1,110.38 which was recovered in full from the employee

(iv) Fraud awareness training is being implemented across the Department of the Environment.

(b) There have been no instances of external fraud or theft.