From financial years 2010–11 to 2014–14, Commonwealth entities experienced 9,467 incidents of internal fraud, with losses of over $12.7m.
This study analysed information about the most costly incidents each entity experienced each year and those who perpetrated these. The majority of...
In response to the censuses, more than a third of Commonwealth entities reported experiencing fraud over the four financial years 2010–11 to 2013–14. Over 90 percent of reported frauds were allegedly perpetrated by members of the public, and the remainder by Commonwealth employees or contractors....
The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates consumer fraud costs Australians $1.4b per year. Advances in technology allow fraudsters to reach an increasing number of potential victims. Age has long been considered a potential factor in the risk of victimisation; however, it remains...
The Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (ACFT) is a group of 22 government regulatory agencies and departments in Australia and New Zealand. It works with private sector, community and non-government partners to prevent fraud. The ACFT has run a range of fraud prevention and awareness-raising activities...
Provides a better understanding of the nature of internal fraud against the Commonwealth, and the personal background details of those alleged to have committed the deception.
Foreword: Fraud against the Commonwealth is defined as ‘dishonestly obtaining a benefit or causing a loss, by...
This report presents the results of a longitudinal census of fraud incidents experienced by Commonwealth entities and the ways in which fraud risk has been managed and controlled.
The Commonwealth Government’s Fraud reporting requirements include the annual provision of information to...
Presents a snapshot of the public’s exposure to consumer scams, to assess the range of ways in which scams can affect victims and their families, to determine how victims respond and to identify emerging typologies, and look at issues that could be used to inform...
This report estimates the costs of crime for the calendar year 2011.
This report seeks to estimate how much crime costs the Australian economy by calculating the number of crimes that come to the attention of the authorities and, using...
The Australasian Consumer Fraud Task Force has conducted a range of fraud prevention and awareness raising activities since 2006. This report presents the results of the 2012 online consumer fraud survey.
Each year, since 2007, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)...
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 (the Guidelines).
It is the fourth survey undertaken by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)...