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Superannuation crime

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 56

Arie Freiberg
ISBN 0 642 24014 0 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1996


Examples of theft and fraud in relation to superannuation funds are slowly emerging in Australia. This paper examines the potential problems and the types of regulatory response. Frieberg argues that despite Australia's good record in this area, the onus is on members of the public to be vigilant and check statements and reports. Law enforcement agencies also need to be aware and develop techniques to combat this particular form of white collar crime.