Annual Report 2019-20: Risk management

Data for pre­vi­ous years are not avail­able as the CEIH was estab­lished on 6 Jan­u­ary 2020.

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Risk man­age­ment

Risk and audit at a glance

As an attached office to DHW, the CEIH has adopt­ed DHW poli­cies in rela­tion to risk and audit require­ments. The DHW Audit and Risk Com­mit­tee (the Com­mit­tee) has respon­si­bil­i­ty to advise the depart­ment and attached offices on sys­tems, process­es and struc­tures designed to iden­ti­fy, pre­vent and respond to real and poten­tial risks, to ensure com­pli­ance require­ments are met. 

The Com­mit­tee also pro­vides advice to the Com­mis­sion­er CEIH regard­ing the risk, con­trol and com­pli­ance frame­works in the con­text of it being the Sys­tem Leader for the South Aus­tralian Pub­lic Health System.

Fraud detect­ed in the agency

Category/​nature of fraud

Num­ber of instances

There were no reports of fraud or corruption.


NB: Fraud report­ed includes actu­al and rea­son­ably sus­pect­ed inci­dents of fraud. 

Strate­gies imple­ment­ed to con­trol and pre­vent fraud

The CEIH Strate­gic Risk Reg­is­ter was devel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with DHW Risk Assur­ance Ser­vices. Any poten­tial risks were iden­ti­fied and con­trol mea­sures doc­u­ment­ed as part of reg­u­lar mon­i­tor­ing and report­ing practices. 

Detec­tion, pre­ven­tion and con­trol strate­gies include:

  • Rel­e­vant poli­cies and procedures
  • Increased aware­ness through edu­cat­ing and train­ing staff (eg, ICAC Induc­tion for Pub­lic Offi­cers, Pub­lic Sec­tor Code of Ethics and the Val­ues and Behav­iour­al Framework)
  • Appro­pri­ate seg­re­ga­tion of duties
  • Inter­nal and exter­nal audits
  • Year-end dec­la­ra­tion process
  • Proac­tive Disclosure
  • Annu­al del­e­ga­tion reviews
  • Review of inter­nal con­trols and processes

Data for pre­vi­ous years are not avail­able as the CEIH was estab­lished on 6 Jan­u­ary 2020

Pub­lic Inter­est Disclosure

Num­ber of occa­sions on which pub­lic inter­est infor­ma­tion has been dis­closed to a respon­si­ble offi­cer of the agency under the Pub­lic Inter­est Dis­clo­sure Act 2018:


Data for pre­vi­ous years are not avail­able as the CEIH was estab­lished on 6 Jan­u­ary 2020.

Note: Dis­clo­sure of pub­lic inter­est infor­ma­tion was pre­vi­ous­ly report­ed under the Whistle­blow­ers Pro­tec­tion Act 1993 and repealed by the Pub­lic Inter­est Dis­clo­sure Act 2018 on 1/7/2019.

Report­ing required under any oth­er act or regulation

Act or Regulation



Report­ing required under the Car­ers’ Recog­ni­tion Act 2005


Read about pub­lic complaints