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Fraud against the Commonwealth: Report to Government 2014-15

Australian Institute of Criminology

Abstract | The Fraud Against the Commonwealth Report for 2014-15 presents research findings on the level of fraud risk affecting Commonwealth entities and the government’s approach to preventing and responding to acts of dishonesty perpetrated within and against the Commonwealth. For the three years 2012-13 to 2014-15, 417,480 incidents of suspected fraud were detected worth over $1.208b with more than one third of Commonwealth entities experiencing fraud. During the three years, 3,699 defendants were prosecuted for fraud by the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. In 2014-15, almost one third of sentences imposed involved actual imprisonment.

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Jorna P & Smith R 2018. Fraud against the Commonwealth: Report to Government 2014-15. Statistical Report no. 3. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/sr/sr3