DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING CORRUPTION PREVENTION STRATEGIES
Mr ANDREW FRASER:
My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Housing. Why did his department pay $58,000, or $51 a word, for the 3¼ page report on corruption prevention when 73,000 people are waiting for public housing?
Mr JOSEPH TRIPODI:
The report of Mant Consulting entitled Corruption Prevention and Fraud in the Department of Housing
says that the strategies of the Department of Housing for dealing with corruption complaints are working well. Since the report was released the Department of Housing has stepped up its corruption prevention activities, with improved analysis and risk assessment based on statistics from its fraud prevention hotline, quarterly meetings with the Independent Commission Against Corruption, and regular feedback sessions. Investigations are now completed more quickly, and staff now have easy access to information about corruption prevention. A corruption prevention and ethics committee was set up to ensure that all complaints are investigated properly and staff are kept up to date on corruption prevention strategies.