Risk management (DHW 2022-23 Annual Report)

Risk and audit at a glance

The Chief Executive has appointed an independent Audit and Risk Committee with responsibility for advising the department on its structures, systems and processes designed to identify, prevent and respond to actual and potential risks, including how the department meets its compliance requirements.

The Audit and Risk Committee also provides advice to the Chief Executive regarding the risk, control and compliance frameworks in the context of the department being the system leader for the South Australian Public Health System.

The Audit and Risk Committee regularly receives reports from the Risk and Assurance Services branch, and supplementary reports from other areas in the department.

Fraud detected in the agency

No reports of fraud or corruption were received or investigated within the department during the period under review.

Note: Fraud reported includes actual and reasonably suspected incidents of fraud.

Strategies implemented to control and prevent fraud

The Department regularly assesses its exposure to fraud and corruption as part of its risk management framework. This is supplemented by an audit program which routinely tests key controls.

Data for previous years is available at Data SA.

Public interest disclosure

Number of occasions on which public interest information has been disclosed to a responsible officer of the agency under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018:


Data for previous years is available at Data SA.

Note: Disclosure of public interest information was previously reported under the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 and repealed by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 on 1/7/2019.