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|Fraud control over local government grants||19.04 MB|
In 2020–21, Victorian councils distributed more than $45 million in grants to individuals, businesses and community groups. It is important that councils have effective controls for their grant programs to prevent fraud and give their communities confidence that public money is spent as intended.
The audit examined Hume City Council, Knox City Council, Loddon Shire Council, Southern Grampians Shire Council, Warrnambool City Council and West Wimmera Shire Council. The Victorian Auditor-General looked at a selection of their grant programs from the last 5 years to see if their fraud controls are well-designed and consistently applied.