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Documents - ; Slanderous and defamatory allegations made by Mr Stirling against Mr Cleanthous and Deo

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Tabled paper 1563


Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabledby Shane Stone


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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission Nhulunbuy Regional Office Cash Management One bank account is maintained for ATSIC grants. A cash management account is used to maximise interest earned on grants and the interest is brought to account in the Community Infrastructure recurrent grant. There are written policies and procedures covering the key financial activities o f the organisation. Our review of these found them to adequate for the purposes o f the organisation. The internal controls over the key financial activities o f the organisation generally seem adequate. However, improvements may be achieved in relation to ensuring that a no work no pay policy is introduced and to ensure that only bona-fide participants arc paid. The organisation should ensure that participant schedules are provided to Cleanthous & Dco quarterly for reconciliation to the payroll. The organisation should consider implementing a system of monitoring whether a work is being undertaken by participants by setting physical monitoring targets as the prime means of assessing compliance rather than just timc-shcets. 3.2. C o m p lia n ce w ith term s and c o n d itio n s 3.2.1 Review of financial reports The audited financial statements for the year ended 30 June 1996 have had a disclaimed opinion on the financial statements by the organisations auditors. The qualifications in the audit report relevant to ATSIC were as follows: due to the poor road conditions, cxccssive distances involved and lack o f appropriate transport property, plant and equipment held at outstations were not sighted by the auditors; * the detailed incomc and expenditure statements arc in accordance with the books and records of the organisation. However, the audit did not examine all aspects o f accounts Ngadunggay Homelands Resource Centre 19