Risk management (DHW Annual Report 2019 - 20)

Risk and audit at a glance

The Chief Executive appointed an Audit and Risk Committee (committee) with the responsibility of advising the department on its systems, processes and structures. It identifies, prevents and responds to real and potential risks, and advises on how the department meets its compliance requirements. The committee receives regular reports from the Risk and Assurance Services branch, and supplementary reports from other areas in the department.

The committee also provides advice to the Chief Executive regarding the risk, control and compliance frameworks in the context of the department’s role as system leader for the South Australian Public Health System.

Fraud detected in the agency

No reports of fraud or corruption were 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: https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/department-for-health-and-wellbeing.

Public interest disclosure

One occasion 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: https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/department-for-health-and-wellbeing

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Disclosure of public interest information was previously reported under the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 and repealed by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 on 1/7/2019.