Under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), CRDC is required to ensure the efficient, effective, ethical and economical use of public resources. Clients, contractors and service providers who do business with CRDC are also expected to behave ethically, honestly and in a professional manner.
To ensure we maintain our integrity, CRDC’s Fraud Officer is responsible for the receipt, assessment and investigation of fraud and corruption within or against CRDC.
Fraud against the Commonwealth is defined as ‘dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing a loss, by deception or other means’.
CRDC takes allegations of fraud and corruption seriously and will investigate any situation where inappropriate behaviours could affect CRDC’s reputation.
If you are aware of alleged fraudulent or corrupt activity involving a CRDC officer, or business who interact with the CRDC, you can notify the Fraud Officer:
Cotton Research & Development Corporation
PO Box 282
Narrabri NSW 2390
Ph: 02 6792 4088
All allegations of fraud and corruption will be treated confidentially, as far as the law allows.