Coordinate disruption activities across multiple programs or entities to strengthen processes and identify serious and organised criminals targeting multiple programs. It can also include referrals to law enforcement agencies for those groups that reach the threshold for complex criminal investigations.
Why this countermeasure matters
Serious and organised criminals are using sophisticated methodologies to target government programs. Poor or no coordinated disruption activities can lead to criminals:
- continuing to exploit programs
- shifting focus and exploiting new programs
- exploiting multiple programs
- easily moving into and exploiting other programs.
How you might apply this countermeasure
Ways to implement this countermeasure include:
- revoking funding approvals
- de-registering businesses and individuals
- issuing Commonwealth debt notices
- conducting taxation assessments
- sharing information with other entities to support due diligence processes
- referring service providers to state and territory regulators or to law enforcement entities for those groups that reach the threshold for complex criminal investigations.
How to check if your countermeasures are effective
Here are some ways to measure the effectiveness of this type of countermeasure:
- consult analysts and investigators about their capability to disrupt fraud of this specific or similar type
- confirm if disruption activities have previously been completed into fraud of this specific or similar type
- retrieve and analyse data related fraud of this specific or similar type. For example, identify the number and type of actions taken through administrative compliance activity.
This type of countermeasure is supported by: