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Alleged organised fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Date published
March 2020

Relevant impacts: Human impact, government outcomes impact, financial impact and reputational impact

Australian Federal Police arrested a group of 5 people who allegedly stole $1.1 million from those managing the affairs of 70 people with National Disability Insurance Scheme plans. The group allegedly established 3 registered providers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme and provided over-inflated invoices or no service at all. If found guilty of the alleged offences, they face between 12 months and up to 10 years in prison.

Related countermeasures

Automatically match data with another internal or external source to obtain or verify relevant details or supporting evidence. This countermeasure is supported by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's Guidelines on data matching in Australian government administration.

Coordinate disruption activities across multiple programs or entities to strengthen processes and identify serious and organised criminals targeting multiple programs.

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