Audit and Risk Management Committee


Under the Northern Territory Local Government (Accounting) Regulations there is a mandated requirement for Council to establish and maintain an Audit Committee.

The Audit and Risk Management Committee is established to assist the Chief Executive Officer and Tiwi Islands Regional Council to ensure that effective internal control and risk management frameworks exists across Council operations in order to facilitate Corporate Governance best practice.


The scope of the Audit and Risk Management Committee includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Oversight of compliance with statutory responsibilities and Council policies
  • Assessment of internal financial accounting and management controls·
  • Review of risk management strategies and initiatives·
  • Adequacy of audit scope and coverage
  • Monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of external audit
  • Management response and timeliness of action taken to correct audit findings

The Audit and Risk Management Committee is comprised of five (5) members, consisting of three (3) elected members and two (2) independent external members.


Mr. Aswin Kumar - Independent Member and Chairperson

Mr. David Blair - Independent Member

Mayor Leslie Tungatulum - Bathurst Island representative

Acting Deputy Mayor Lynette De Santis - Milikapiti Representative

Cr Therese (Wokay) Bourke – Pirlangimpi representative


Quarterly: next meeting 10 November 2023 – Darwin

Audit and Risk Management Committee Chairperson Responsibilities

Audit and Risk Management Committee Independent Responsibilities

Terms of Reference

Audit and Risk Committee Work Plan 2018 - 2019