Audit committee effectiveness in Victorian local government

Purcell, Aquinas John (2012) Audit committee effectiveness in Victorian local government. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

The tenets of local government are based on strong financial probity, adherence to independence principles to avoid conflict of interest and conformance to ethical principles. This thesis addresses the issue of possible corruption and misconduct in local government, with particular reference to the role of the audit committee. The primary research question is: ‘Do audit committees in Victorian local government function effectively?’ The secondary research question is: ‘Do the investigations into local government maladministration and malfeasance enhance governance and the audit committee’s effectiveness?’ Qualitative and quantitative data were collected to develop a model of audit committee effectiveness through a pilot survey, research questionnaire and interviews.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21442
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Current > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
Keywords local councils, auditing, governance, compliance, audit committees, auditors, Victoria
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