Fraud Control Officer & General Counsel
(08) 8313 6080
The obligation to report
Both the University and its staff have obligations associated with reporting potential fraudulent activity and are required to act reasonably and in good faith prior to and after reporting.
At the highest level, the University's Fraud Control Officer (General Counsel) is the central point of contact for reporting incidents of suspected fraud, as well as being responsible for initiating investigations in accordance with the Fraud Control Policy and Fraud Control Plan.
The General Counsel provides legal advice and remains objective and independent in conducting, facilitating or managing investigations into fraud and misconduct. A person who raises their suspicions of fraudulent or illegal activity within the workplace, should feel comfortable to approach the General Counsel to report their suspicions confidentially.
The Whistleblower Protection Act 1993 (SA) provides that the identity of a person who reports potential fraudulent activity ("the whistleblower") is kept confidential and provides protection for that person from being sued or prosecuted for disclosing such information.
CLICK HERE for more information about whistleblower protection and the University’s policy on whistleblowers.
For more information on fraud control and whistleblower protection refer to the Fraud Control online course available to University staff through MyUni.