4Managing the AEC
We seek to ensure that our organisation is managed to the highest standards of integrity, transparency and accountability.
In the same way that the AEC strives for electoral integrity through quality, agility and professionalism, we also seek to ensure that the organisation itself is managed to the highest standards of integrity, transparency and accountability.
We do this in the first instance through a combination of governance mechanisms combined with ethical standards and staff consultation, plus strategic and business planning and reporting, and comprehensive risk management. These activities are the foundation of the way we manage our resources and assets.
Assurance is provided through compliance activities such as legal services, auditing and fraud control mechanisms. And ultimately what we do is subject to considerable external scrutiny – through our customers, the public, the judiciary, various audit and integrity bodies and, on occasion, parliamentary committees and inquiries.