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Fraud control

The department’s fraud control and anti-corruption framework provides assurance that fraud control strategies are robust. The framework includes proactive fraud prevention and detection measures. The department’s Fraud and Corruption Control Plan 2018–20 details strategies for preventing, detecting and investigating suspected fraud in the department, and includes reporting procedures.

The department actively managed fraud risk to Commonwealth programs as part of its response to COVID-19 by disseminating information to raise awareness about emerging fraud, particularly across new programs and initiatives.

Officers responsible for fraud control and investigations hold the qualifications contained in the Australian Government Investigations Standards 2011 and the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework 2017.