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Auditor General ‘satisfied’ office did what it could in lead up to corruption charges

The WA Auditor General says she’s satisfied that her office did everything that it should have in auditing the Department of Communities in the lead up to the arrest of high-ranking bureaucrat Paul Whyte.

Mr Whyte was last week charged with corruption offences and is accused of stealing at least $2.5 million from the Department when he was the assistant director general.

Auditor General Caroline Spencer told Gareth Parker the alleged crimes were committed by someone who was very familiar with management controls and knew doing it below the delegated would not require any additional authorisation.

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