An assurance review follows a preliminary assessment if there are indications that a work expense may have been used outside the legislative framework.
It determines whether there has been a credible misuse of work expenses that can be readily quantified.
A preliminary assessment requires further investigation
Reconsider the scope of work expenses that require further investigation
Liaise with the parliamentarian to gather additional information
Assess new information against legislative framework
Are the work expenses compliant?
No further action required
1. Recover work expenses through administrative action; or
2. Further investigation required through an audit