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We help Australian Government entities deal with unseen and unchecked fraud.

Equip, enable and empower

Equip.

We will equip Australian Government entities with guidance and tools to strengthen the foundation of leading counter fraud capability.

Enable.

We will enable Australian Government entities to respond to emerging issues, connect, collaborate and share data and information.

Empower.

We will empower Australian Government entities to create positive change, embed leading practice capability, measure the fraud problem and measure the return of investment and impact of their counter fraud activities.

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Senior public servant involved in Australia’s largest public sector fraud

A former Western Australian senior public official used an elaborate fake invoicing scheme in what has been described as Australia's largest public sector fraud.

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Senior public servant involved in Australia’s largest public sector fraud

A former Western Australian senior public official used an elaborate fake invoicing scheme in what has been described as Australia's largest public sector fraud.

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News

General news
The United Kingdom's Public Sector Fraud Authority (PSFA) was launched on 3 August 2022. The authority will be made up of counter-fraud and data experts, using best-in-class tools and advanced analytics to help departments and public bodies protect public money.
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General news

Robust frameworks and control environments are key to protecting the APS, and the businesses and citizens that we interact with, from the growing economic and societal problem of fraud. To help entities strengthen their counter-fraud approach, the centre developed a catalogue of common fraud controls.

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Centre updates

Centre updates
Explore the latest quarterly newsletter from the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre.
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Centre updates
Explore the latest quarterly newsletter from the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre
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