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Our Quarterly Issue 8

Welcome from Chris McDermott

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I am pleased to release our Centre’s first newsletter of 2022. I hope you had a restful holiday break and are now reenergised to continue the great work that you do.

For the remainder of the financial year, we will continue to work with this community to deliver a range of projects. Keep an eye out for advice on these projects and new product releases on our website,, this quarterly newsletter, or one of our Communities of Practice.

If you are an Australian Government official and need support on fraud prevention or would like to know more about our initiatives, such as our Communities of Practice, please email us at

Our July-December 2021 achievements

Check out our July-December 2021 achievements.

New international guide to pressure testing

We collaborated with international and Australian partners to release the latest International Public Sector Fraud Forum publication: A Guide to Pressure Testing.

Find out more about the latest leading practice guidance and how supporting public bodies across the world test the effectiveness of fraud controls.

Launch Support Package – build your fraud capability before launching a new policy or program

Learn about our newly developed Launch Support Package and how we are collaborating with the Australian Passport Office to increase their capability to identify and prevent fraud.

Counter fraud and entity size – is bigger actually better?

We've examined responses to the annual Australian Institute of Criminology Fraud Questionnaire to work out whether there are links between entity size and fraud prevention, detection and response statistics.

Find out more about counter fraud and entity size.

ABR data - helping to detect fraud

Learn how you can access and use Australian Business Register (ABR) data to make decisions and detect fraudulent behaviour.

Find out more about how ABR data is helping to detect fraud.

Understanding and combating fraud: GAO's new antifraud resources

The US Government Accountability Office has released a new website: the GOA Antifraud Resource. This website provides access to the GOA's Conceptual Fraud Model, which systematically organises the key characteristics commonly found in fraud schemes that have targeted the US federal government.

Visit the Visit the Government Accountability Office website to find out more.

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