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The Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre within the Attorney-General's Department was established in July 2019 to strengthen the counter fraud capability of Australian Government entities.

How we can help

General support to strengthen Australian Government counter fraud arrangements

If you’re an Australian Government entity we will continue to help you by:

  • continuing to publish and share free and accessible guidance, tools and information to help you prevent, detect, respond to and report fraud
  • facilitating discussion and collaboration through events, forums, communities of practice and subject matter specific working groups to approach collective challenges and solutions together
  • providing training and workshops to build counter fraud expertise across the Australian Government
  • developing a better evidence base and understanding of the problem of fraud in Australia.

Direct support for entities looking to improve capability

If you’re an Australian Government entity looking to take proactive steps to develop your counter fraud capability, we can help you to:

  • design fraud resilient policies and programs
  • improve your fraud risk assessment processes
  • implement processes to pressure test your programs and functions for vulnerabilities
  • share and analyse data to find and prevent fraud
  • identify how to measure fraud in your entity and the impact of your counter fraud activities
  • prepare compelling counter fraud narratives and investment cases.

Mutual support for entities with established capabilities

If you’re an Australian Government entity, integrity agency or regulator with more established capability, we can help you by:

  • promoting and supporting your initiatives
  • sharing your experience and capability with others to help them find and prevent fraud in other government programs and policies
  • providing a united position on key policy issues
  • delivering joint projects and activities that help maintain and improve Australia’s security and integrity frameworks.

Contact us if you require any of the supports listed above. It is provided on an ‘as requested’ basis.

Our 2021-22 focus

Equip

We will equip Australian Government entities with guidance and tools to strengthen counter fraud capability. In 2021-22, we will:

  • produce guidance on:
    • enterprise fraud risk reporting and profiling, including creating an Australian Government fraud risk profile
    • fraud data analytics
    • creating and using case studies
    • countering fraud during policy and program design, implementation and transformation.
  • grow the online case studies register by 10 per quarter
  • maintain and grow CounterFraud.gov.au as the central hub for counter fraud policy and practice in the Australian Government.

Enable

We will enable Australian Government entities to respond to emerging issues, connect, collaborate and share data and information. In 2021-22, we will:

  • facilitate the Fraud Prevention Community of Practice and the Fraud Detection and Measurement Community of Practice
  • facilitate senior forums like Commonwealth Senior Officers Fraud Forum and Counter Fraud Reference Group
  • facilitate 3 data sharing pilots to help entities find and prevent fraud
  • release a quarterly newsletter
  • build awareness of the counter fraud landscape picture and the opportunities for synergies across entities and frameworks to achieve shared objectives
  • produce guidance on sharing data, information and intelligence to counter fraud.

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. In 2021-22, we will:

  • investigate how to develop a pathway to a Counter Fraud Profession
  • collaborate with the Australian Institute of Criminology to make ongoing improvements to the Fraud Census and obtain greater insights from available data
  • produce guidance on:
    • measuring the extent of potential fraud in a system
    • measuring the impact and return of investment of fraud prevention activities
  • host the Fraud Liaison Forum
  • run a series of workshops and webinars on:
    • fraud risk
    • fraud narratives
    • pressure testing
    • data and information sharing
    • introductory counter fraud practices
  • prepare for a future review of the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework and Policy in 2022-23
  • work with key stakeholders on how to assess fraud culture
  • design and run entry-level capability benchmark assessments linked to the Fraud Rule.

Discover what we've done

Centre updates

We continued to achieve this quarter while also obtaining continued funding for the next 4 years. Check out our quarter 2 achievements.
Centre updates

With a new year comes a fresh start, and the Centre has certainly started 2021 with a bang! Check out our quarter 1 achievements.
Centre updates

Find out what we have achieved throughout 2020 and our plan for the first half of 2021. Learn about new tools now available to support your counter fraud activities.
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.
Centre updates

Review what the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre achieved between January and March in 2020.

How to reach out

Contact us to learn more about our projects, discuss how we can help you or collaborate.