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Fraud Prevention and Control
In accordance with section 10 of the PGPA Rule, the NFRA has prepared a Fraud Corruption and Control Plan and Fraud Risk Register, which is reviewed annually. The plan details the agency’s comprehensive strategic and operational approaches to controlling fraud and corruption, comprising a range of prevention, detection, investigation, recovery and reporting measures. The NFRA’s approach to identifying and controlling fraud and corruption risks aligns with the agency’s Risk Management Policy and Framework.
During 2019–20, there were no instances of fraud or potential fraud detected.
The NFRA did not have any significant issues relating to non-compliance with finance law under paragraph 19(1) of the PGPA Act during 2019–20.
As detailed in the Financial Statements, all property, plant and equipment used by the NFRA is owned and maintained by the department and recorded in the department’s asset register. An asset register is not maintained by the NFRA apart from listing of minor portable and attractive items.
Report under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
As required under section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, the NFRA is committed to implementing ecologically sustainable practices in its operations where practical. The NFRA’s office is co-located with the department which provides accommodation and property services, including monitoring of its environmental performance and supporting ecologically sustainable development initiatives such as providing effective waste management, and monitoring and maintaining office environmental objectives.
The agency contributes to reducing its impact on the environment through initiatives such as video-conferencing where practical for meetings with intrastate and interstate counterparts and minimising paper usage through electronic correspondence and record keeping.