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Connect and share with the counter fraud community

The counter fraud community must work together to find and fight fraud. Collaboration is key to breaking down silos, creating new learning opportunities, and helping us all share better practices and information.

Information sharing is critical for preventing and detecting fraud, and should form part of your counter fraud strategy. There are a number of methods and resources available to help you share information.

 

Commonwealth Fraud Liaison Forum

The Commonwealth Fraud Liaison Forum includes presentations and discussions on key topics, issues and trends relevant to fraud, risk and governance. The forum provides valuable opportunities to engage with Australian and international fraud professionals working in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Our newsletter provides updates on our future events. Subscribe via the form on our website footer.

 

Communities of practice

The Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre is a member of several communities of practice and working groups across Australia and internationally. These groups help to foster collaboration and shared learning. They also strengthen engagement with key stakeholders.

Contact us if you want to learn more about how you can get involved in a community of practice.

 

Commonwealth counter fraud contact list

The following is a list of counter fraud contacts for Commonwealth entities. Contact us to be added to the list.

Department/Organisation

Website

Contact

Attorney-General's Department

ag.gov.au

Contact the Attorney-General's Department

Australian Federal Police (AFP)

afp.gov.au

Contact the Australian Federal Police (Please mark for the attention of Operation Ashiba)

Australian Skills Quality Authority

asqa.gov.au

Contact the Australian Skills Quality Authority

Australian Tax Office

ato.gov.au

Contact the Australian Tax Office internal fraud team
 
Contact the Australian Tax Office external fraud team (tax crime)

Clean Energy Regulator

cleanenergyregulator.gov.au

Contact the Clean Energy Regulator

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

awe.gov.au

Contact the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment internal fraud and corruption team
 
Contact the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment external Fraud and Corruption team

Department of Defence

defence.gov.au

Contact the Department of Defence

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

employment.gov.au

Contact the Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Department of Finance

finance.gov.au

Contact the Department of Finance

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Passport Fraud and Compliance Section)

dfat.gov.au

Contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Department of Home Affairs

homeaffairs.gov.au

Contact the Department of Home Affairs

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

industry.gov.au

Contact the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Department of Social Services

dss.gov.au

Contact the Department of Social Services

Department of Veterans Affairs

dva.gov.au

Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs

Murray Darling Basin Authority

mdba.gov.au

Contact the Murray Darling Basin Authority

National Disability Insurance Agency

ndis.gov.au

Contact the National Disability Insurance Agency

National Indigenous Australians Agency

niaa.gov.au

Contact the National Indigenous Australians Agency

Services Australia

servicesaustralia.gov.au

Contact Services Australia fraud investigation area
 
Contact Services Australia fraud control area

 

Different entities involved in counter fraud

Attorney-General's Department

The Attorney-General's Department (AGD) is responsible for Commonwealth fraud control policy. The Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre in AGD aims to strengthen Commonwealth counter fraud capabilities.

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions prosecutes alleged offences against Commonwealth law. This includes Commonwealth offences alleged to involve fraudulent conduct.

Australian National Audit Office

The Australian National Audit Office conducts performance audits of Commonwealth entities. This may include entities’ fraud control arrangements.

Australian Institute of Criminology

The Australian Institute of Criminology is Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice. It compiles trend data and publishes research and policy advice. It also informs crime and justice policy and practice in Australia by undertaking, funding and publishing relevant research of national significance. It does this by creating a crime and justice evidence base and by establishing a national knowledge centre.

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity supports the Integrity Commissioner to detect and prevent corrupt conduct, and to investigate corruption issues (including cases involving internal fraud) in prescribed Commonwealth entities with law enforcement functions.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is responsible for enforcing compliance with Australia's competition laws. These laws include criminal and civil prohibitions on fraud in the form of cartel conduct. Cartel conduct occurs when competitors conspire to fix or control prices, rig bids, restrict supply or allocate markets. The ACCC is committed to providing procurement officers within entities with the knowledge and tools needed to detect and report possible collusion by suppliers. The ACCC also runs Scamwatch to help consumers and businesses recognise, avoid and report scams.

Australian Security and Investments Commission

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. ASIC administers and enforces a range of legislation. The laws we administer give us the powers we need to perform our role. These include powers to register financial services providers, issue financial services and credit licences, regulate and enforce the law. ASIC’s powers are designed to protect consumers against misconduct and harms relating to financial products and services.

State and territory police

State and territory police can investigate alleged criminal activity relating to Commonwealth government programs within their jurisdiction (for example, theft). They can also investigate matters involving fraud against individuals and/or private businesses.

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