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Our Quarterly Issue 10

Welcome from Lavinia Gracik-Anczewska

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I am pleased to welcome you to Issue 10 of our quarterly newsletter.

UN Public Service Day is held on 23rd June. It celebrates not only the work of public servants worldwide, but their commitment to working in partnership to build a better future for all people. We are grateful to our amazing stakeholders and partners – without whom we could not deliver high quality products and effective advice.

As usual, it’s been a very externally-engaged quarter for the centre. We hosted the Trilateral Counter Fraud Summit with counter-fraud specialists from the United Kingdom Cabinet Office and New Zealand Serious Fraud Office. We also hosted a range of fraud prevention roundtable narrative discussions, the Commonwealth Senior Officers Fraud Forum, Counter Fraud Reference Group as well as two Communities of Practice.

This quarter, we have also been designing and finalising a range of new counter-fraud projects. This includes the new Fraud Data Analytics Leading Practice Guide, the Fraud Data Analytics Catalogue of Techniques and the new Commonwealth Fraud Risk Profile – see more on these products below.

Centre updates: Our April-June 2022 achievements

Check out our achievements from April – June 2022

Trilateral Counter Fraud Summit 2022

Counter-fraud specialists from the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia came together in a week-long event to share key insights and good practices on the growing societal and economic issue of fraud.

Fraud Data Analytics  - Leading Practice Guide

Release of Data Analytics Guidance

We are excited to announce the release of our Fraud Data Analytics Leading Practice Guide and Fraud Data Analytics Catalogue of Techniques.

The new Commonwealth Fraud Risk Profile

Commonwealth Fraud Risk Profile cover

This new and innovative profile represents common fraud risk areas and attributes from a whole-of-government perspective.

Behavioural science to deter fraudsters

We share our key lessons from an international deep-dive discussion on behavioural insights and fraud deterrence. This deep dive was hosted by the UK as part of the International Public Sector Fraud Forum, attended by the UK, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and, of course, Australia

Shining a light on fraud: The benefits of case studies for fraud prevention

Humans learn through storytelling. Explore the benefits of using case studies to shine a light on fraud and to challenge stigmas around detecting fraud

Combating corruption in the Pacific

The Australian Attorney-General’s Department represents Australia as a member of the Pacific Island Law Officers’ Network (PILON). Through PILON’s Corruption Working Group, Australia supports Pacific Island countries to combat corruption. Over the past few years the PILON Corruption Working Group has focused on strengthening whistle-blower protection initiatives in the Pacific Islands.

Early bird registration now open for APSACC

Early bird registration is now open for the Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference (APSACC). APSACC is being held during Fraud Awareness Week 2022. The agenda contains a mix of corruption and fraud-related topics and looks absolutely engaging.

APSACC is Australia’s leading public sector anti-corruption conference. APSACC attracts more than 500 delegates seeking to learn about the latest trends, research and practices in preventing, exposing and responding to corrupt conduct and corruption risks in the public sector, which includes all levels of government, elected bodies, the judiciary, police and statutory bodies. APSACC 2022 will offer virtual and in-person workshops with industry-leading speakers from across the globe. To view the program, visit the APSACC website or register your interest via the online registration form.

Fraud against the Commonwealth 2020-21 Statistical Bulletin

This Statistical Bulletin presents the results from the AIC’s 2020–21 Fraud Against the Commonwealth census. Visit to find out more about what fraud looked like across Commonwealth entities.

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