Assurance & Risk

Is Australia doing enough to fight bribery and corruption?

Over the last five years, there has been a steady decline in many countries’ fight to end corruption, and unfortunately, Australia is one of them.

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How ‘confidential’ is your personal information? APRA is putting companies on notice with a new standard

APRA acknowledges that cyber-attacks will continue to be an issue and is forcing those it regulates to be proactive in this area.

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Australian directors overwhelmingly agree trust is important to their organisations’ sustainability

Companies must become more pro-active in reshaping their procedures in addressing trust-related issues.

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It’s Thursday 22 February. So what?

Today has been touted as a watershed date in Australia that will in some way touch virtually every Australian as the ‘Notifiable Data Breach’ (NDB) scheme locks in.

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Reported fraud is on the decline but the perpetrators are becoming more ‘professional’

There was a sharp decrease in number and value of frauds in 2016-17 – but the average value of a fraud remains fairly constant at around $3.1m.

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Why every audit is like a first date

As a proud auditor, Valentine’s Day has me pondering the similarities between dating and auditing. Simply, the thrill doesn’t wear off.

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Seven Cyber Security Predictions for 2018: will you be ready?

In 2017, one in two businesses was threatened by a ransomware attack, one of the fastest growing types of cyber-crime

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The noose is tightening on foreign bribery and corruption in Australia

The risk of foreign bribery is increasing in Australia, given our location and the significant business dealings we have with countries in the Asia-Pacific region

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Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house no words were spoken, just the click of a mouse

A cautionary tale from Forensic Partner, Stan Gallo with sincere apologies to Clement Clark Moore

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How companies create long term value for their shareholders is made clearer with integrated reporting

Integrated reporting has taken a lot longer to emerge in Australia than in many parts of the world. But it’s on the rise.

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Protecting whistleblowers – it’s a delicate balance

The Federal Government seeks to walk this delicate line in the exposure draft of Australia’s proposed new whistleblower regime, released on October 23, 2017.

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The frequency illusion and why your employees are your best defence against fraud

Organisations must have a targeted strategy to help prevent and detect fraud, corruption and other misconduct says Steven Roberts

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WorkCover payments can be complex: be careful of the pitfalls when doing the right thing

Issues often arise between employee and employer due to incorrect interpretation of the Workcover legislation.

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