Culture and financial corruption risks in Local Government

QUT Business School student topic

Study level

Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Dr Annette Quayle
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
QUT Business School

Overview

Local governments plays an important role in the lives of everyday Queenslander's. However, a recent investigation into local government by the Crime and Misconduct Commission found widespread governance and integrity failures and corruption by local Councillors and employees.  This VRES project is part of a larger project with a forensic accounting firm that is looking at how we can improve financial accountability and governance in local councils that will build healthy cultures and practices that minimise corruption risk. We are open to students from any discipline but it would really suit students with a law/business background and an interest in forensic accounting.

Skills and experience

Required

High level English writing skills

Desirable skills

Legal/accounting background and interest

Contact

Contact the supervisor for more information