In Senate Estimate hearings today officials from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resource was unable to state whether any process and procedural changes were made following the misappropriation of levy and tax payers funds.
It insisted on referring Senator Cameron back to Horticulture Innovation Australia the corporation that was at the centre of the misappropriation of over $300,000.
It provided no detail as to whether the incident triggered a wider investigated to ensure that strong guidelines exist to deal with fraudulent behaviour.
Levy payers and tax payers will be disappointed that the Department appeared not to be concerned about the possibility of fraudulent behaviour in other like organisations.
Following further questioning, the Department acknowledge that a review into the incident should be undertaken to see what lessons can be learnt.
The Department chose to take on notice details about when it provided advice to the Minister on the misappropriation of over $300,000.
TUESDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2015