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This audit examined the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, Public Transport Victoria, and the now defunct Major Projects Victoria, and assessed whether their fraud and corruption controls were well designed and operating as intended.
This article seeks to redress the lack of consideration of welfare matters in the context of admission to the legal profession.
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....
This report analyses serious, transnational and organised crime and the harms it causes to Australia’s interest, with the aim of reinvigorating a discussion of this critical matter amongst Australians.
This web impacts on our national interests to the sum of an...
Provides the context in which organised crime operates in Australia and gives an overview of each of the key illicit markets and the activities which fundamentally enable serious and organised crime.
The Organised Crime in Australia 2015 report provides the most...
Explains key trends in scam activity and highlights the impact of scams on the community.
Overall contacts levels and financial losses • In 2013 the ACCC continued to observe a high level of scams activity in Australia, with 91 927 scamrelated contacts received...
Australian home computer users and small businesses have been left to fend for themselves against the growing problem of organised cyber crime, according to this report. The committee makes 34 recommendations aimed at improving Australia’s response to the growing problem of cyber crime.
This paper examines the current evidence of the cost, extent of and awareness of consumer fraud in Australia. In 2008, the ABS found that approximately five percent of the Australian population reported being victimised by consumer scams, with personal losses reaching almost $1b. This paper...
This report makes 48 recommendations with a particular focus on fraud, financial abuse, substitute decision making, and family agreements.
Key recommendations of the report include:
• National industry-wide protocols for banks and financial institutions to report alleged financial abuse;
• Uniform legislation...
This paper assesses some of the major costs for a range of offences. The cost of the crimes covered here amounts to $19 billion. Other costs (such as policing, prisons and the security industry) add nearly another $13 billion. The total estimated bill is nearly...