Study level

Vacation research experience scheme


Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Dr Annette Quayle
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


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


High level English writing skills

Desirable skills

Legal/accounting background and interest


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