Australian case studies and surveys
Inquiry into the collapse of Trio Capital. Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services. Commonwealth of Australia May 2012.
This inquiry investigated the collapse of Trio Capital, which was the largest superannuation fraud in Australian history.
Fraud against the Commonwealth 2009-10 annual report to government. AIC Monitoring Reports 18. Jade Lindley, Penny Jorna and Russell G Smith. Australian Institute of Criminology. 2012
This report presents the findings of the eighth annual survey of the fraud experiences of Australian Government agencies reported pursuant to the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 2002.
Detecting and preventing welfare fraud. Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice. No. 418. Tim Prenzler. Australian Institute of Criminology. June 2011.
This paper examines anti-fraud measures currently operating in Australia’s welfare system, administered by the government agency, Centrelink.
Consumer Fraud in Australasia: Results of the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce online Australia suveys 2008 and 2009. Australian Institute of Criminology. Techical and Background Paper 43. 2011.
The report presents the results of surveys on consumer fraud conducted in conjunction with the 2008 campaign that focused on Seduction and Deception Scams and the 2009 campaign that focused on sending the message – Scams Target You: Protect Yourself, Dont Be a Victim of Scammers and Fight the Scammers. Dont Respond.
- Consumer Fraud in Australasia: Results of the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce online Australia suveys 2008 and 2009 [PDF 2.59MB]
Centrelink Fraud Investigations. Performance Audit. Australian National Audit Office. 2010.
The report examines the effectiveness of Centrelink’s approach to investigating and responding to external fraud.
Medicare Australia’s National Compliance Program 2010-11. Medicare Australia. 2010.
The report outlines Medicare Australia’s approach to compliance for the programs they administer.
Centrelink and Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions: Review of circumstances leading to a fraud conviction. Commonwealth Ombudsman. 2010.
The report looks into the administrative deficiencies that lead to a fraud conviction.
- Centrelink and Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions: Review of circumstances leading to a fraud conviction [PDF 490KB]
The Australian Taxation Office’s Management of Serious Non-Compliance. Australian National Audit Office. 2009.
The report assesses the administrative effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office’s strategies to address serious non-compliance. In conducting the audit, the Australian National Audit examined the Australian Taxation Office’s management framework and arrangements to deter, detect and deal with fraud and serious evasion.
An investigation into the Transport Accident Commission’s and the Victorian WorkCover Authority’s administrative processes for medical practitioner billing. Victorian Ombudsman. 2009.
The report highlights significant flaws in both organisations’ capacity to detect inappropriate medical practitioner billing practices.
- An investigation into the Transport Accident Commission’s and the Victorian WorkCover Authority’s administrative processes for medical practitioner billing [PDF 1.93MB]
Child Support Agency Department of Human Services: responding to allegations of customer fraud. Commonwealth Ombudsman. 2008.
The report includes a high level review of the various documents that set out the Child Support Agency’s (CSA) current policy for dealing with customer fraud and compares the CSA’s policy with the arrangements that apply elsewhere in the Australian Government. This report concludes that the CSA’s fraud control plan does not adequately manage the risks associated with customer fraud.
- Child Support Agency Department of Human Services: responding to allegations of customer fraud [PDF 641KB]
Building Better Governance. Australian Public Service Commission. 2007.
The report discusses what is meant by governance in the public sector and why good governance is important and outlines the building blocks for developing better governance. Includes case studies provided by a range of agencies of varying size and complexity.
Administration of Health Care Cards: Health Insurance Commission, Department of Health and Ageing, Centrelink, Department of Family and Community Services. Australian National Audit Office. 2005.
The report assesses the effectiveness of whole of government approaches to administering Health Care Cards (HCCs); the adequacy of performance information relating to HCCs, including monitoring the use of the card and its budgetary impact, as well as the cost of administering HCCs; and the effectiveness of controls relating to the issue, maintenance and cancellation of the HCC; and to limit its incorrect or fraudulent use.