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May 16, 2022
Supporting Local Councillors – What can be learnt from post-election interviews

 Local Councillors play a fundamental role at the community level in our democracy. They participate in shaping the places they live in and act in the best interest of their […]

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April 28, 2022
Why you should consider a Cyber Security mock audit 

It’s not uncommon, at the end of a Cyber Audit Cycle, for organisations to be hit with below than expected audit outcomes and maturity levels. At that point, the audit's […]

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April 6, 2022
What should you look for in an internal auditor?

In most public sector jurisdictions, internal audit is a mandatory requirement. There will always be some routine “tick and flick” type audits that will be required from time to time […]

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March 30, 2022
Are you CSP (cyber security) ready?

By 31 August 2021, agencies must submit a report to their cluster CISO, or Cyber Security NSW. This includes an assessment against the mandatory requirements of the CSP and a maturity assessment against the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Essential 8.

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March 10, 2022
Are your fraud and corruption controls fit for purpose?

Over the last few years both State-based and International anti-corruption bodies have been busily dealing with a steady stream of fraud and corruption cases. This has included well-publicised cases involving […]

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February 21, 2022
No more surprises: Key internal audit activities to reduce risks in 2022

We all started last year with high hopes, not realising that it would end up being a virtual repeat of 2020. It's taught us to be a little warier. And […]

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January 19, 2022
The disastrous effect of poor CEO behaviour on share price and culture

Last Friday, ABC News carried a story about the Board of building materials maker, James Hardie, dismissing its chief executive, Jack Truong. The Board had conducted “extensive due diligence to […]

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December 7, 2021
Why and how to test your cyber incident response

Cyber attacks can happen to any business at any time – reports show that in 2021, an Australian business was targeted every 11 seconds. Targets vary from SMEs to large […]

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December 1, 2021
How poor management of complaints can result in major problems: Learnings from a recent ICAC investigation

In mid-November 2021, the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (the ICAC) made public the report on its investigation into the sourcing of software systems for the Western Sydney Institute of […]

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November 10, 2021
Assisting you to ensure APRA CPS 234 Compliance

Prudential Standard CPS 234, which outlines the information security requirements that APRA regulated organisations must comply with, is a mandatory regulation issued by APRA to ensure that your organisation’s information […]

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November 2, 2021
10 key elements that should be included in all Conflict of Interests policies

You only have to turn on the news to witness the almost daily reporting of conflict of interest instances. Senior executives, politicians, Board Members and public servants are regularly finding […]

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October 19, 2021
Why compliance audits could improve the way you do business

All businesses are required to comply with rules and regulations, including, for example, taxation and superannuation rules, employee entitlements, health and safety legislation, public health orders, etc. The risk of […]

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