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Fraud committed within or against the department is serious—we have zero tolerance.
Our staff are expected to demonstrate high levels of personal integrity and be aware they have reporting obligations under the APS Values and Code of Conduct. This is to ensure that fraud and corruption risks are identified, assessed and investigated where appropriate.
We comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework and supporting policies.
Fraud committed by staff or contractors against the department is ‘internal fraud’. This includes misuse of:
Fraud committed by an external party, such as a service provider or other member of the public, against the department or its programs is considered ‘external fraud’. This includes:
If you suspect fraud, you can report by using the channels below:
We take all allegations seriously.
When we receive your report:
If the matter is not accepted for criminal investigation, we will advise you within 3 days of completing the assessment.
If the information identified in the assessment is sufficient to support an investigation, the Senior Investigator will conduct a criminal investigation. At this point you may be contacted again to provide additional information.
If the allegation is considered 'serious or complex' fraud, the Senior Investigator will refer the allegation to the Australian Federal Police, law enforcement agency or public sector organisation. We will advise you if this referral occurs.
Following the development of a risk assessment the department must develop a Fraud and Corruption Control Plan [PDF 636KB] [DOCX 641KB] incorporating prevention, detection, response, monitoring and reporting strategies. Development, updates and implementation of the Fraud and Corruption Control Plan includes an ongoing fraud work program to manage the identified risks.
Last updated: 5 February 2019
Content ID: 26971