Collaborate with strategic partners
Collaborate with strategic partners such as other government entities, committees, working groups and taskforces. This allows you to share capability, information and intelligence and to prevent and disrupt fraud.
Why this countermeasure matters
A lack of collaboration with strategic partners may lead to:
- less visibility of fraud and corruption risks, including cross-program risks
- fraud or corrupt activity going unnoticed or unchallenged
- less action and accountability to prevent, detect and respond to fraud and corruption
- unknown and unaddressed systemic fraud or corruption.
How to put this countermeasure in place
Some ways to implement this countermeasure include:
- partnering with other government entities, committees, working groups and taskforces to share information and data
- working with policy entities to contribute to program design and implement legislative, policy, and procedural change
- collaborating with international counterparts to share expertise, improve processes and prevent fraud
- collaborating with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to help identify businesses undertaking unlawful business practices.
How to measure this countermeasure's effectiveness
Measure the effectiveness of this countermeasure by using the following methods:
- Review documentation and outcomes to confirm regular collaboration is occurring.
- Review the frequency of attendance and contribution to key meetings and fora.
- Review the level of representation at key meetings and fora. Is this consistently delegated to subordinates?
- Consult stakeholders on their views about the level of engagement by the entity.