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We help the Commonwealth deal with unseen and unchecked fraud.

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We equip Commonwealth entities with practical guidance and tools to prevent fraud.


We enable Commonwealth entities to collaborate and share information to find and fight fraud.


We empower Commonwealth entities with knowledge and evidence to help influence positive change.

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Fast facts

$ 528 m

reported card fraud in Australia in the 2018-19 financial year

$ 143 m

was lost to scams in Australia in 2019


fraud investigations commenced in the 2018-19 financial year

Key publications

This guidance provides a starting point for entities to consider fraud risks and countermeasures that can be put in place to prevent fraud in the COVID-19 environment.


General news
Dr Russell G Smith is retiring as a Principal Criminologist at the Australian Institute of Criminology in November 2020. Throughout his career, he has been a strong supporter of the counter fraud community. We were lucky enough to ask him some questions about his career and plans for the future.

General news
Mark Cheeseman from the UK Cabinet Office shares the lessons he learnt from fighting fraud during a global pandemic. He discusses having a structure for a fraud risk assessment, understanding the environment and acting with common purpose, having the fraud conversation and having it with integrity, post event reviews and getting money back, and breaking out of our silos and sharing.

Centre updates

Centre updates
Find out what the Centre has been working on in this last quarter and what new tools are now available to support your counter fraud activities. This quarter the Centre began to return to business as usual after being part of the COVID-19 Taskforce.

Centre updates
While redeploying our resources and efforts to the joint Commonwealth COVID-19 Counter Fraud Taskforce in March, the Centre was still able to further some of our existing 2020 priorities. These achievements have been outlined in this article.

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