How to report Fraud

Fraud reduces the effectiveness of the Government’s policies and programs, and it is the responsibility of AusIndustry (a division of the Department of Industry) and its customers to prevent program benefits and privileges from being misused.

AusIndustry is determined to ensure that when fraud occurs, it is rapidly detected, fully investigated, prosecuted and that proceeds of the fraud are recovered.

What is Fraud?

The Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines defines fraud as:

“dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing a loss, by deception or other means”.

In this definition, ‘benefit’ refers both to tangible items, such as money or objects, and intangible benefits including power, status or information.

How to make a report

Reports can be made in writing, by email or telephone to the Fraud Control Officer.

To report a suspected fraud, contact the Fraud Control Officer:

Phone: (02) 6213 6376
Email: fraudcontrolofficer@innovation.gov.au
In writing: Fraud Control Officer
Department of Industry
GPO Box 9839
Canberra ACT 2601

Anonymous Reports

Reports can be made anonymously. The Department accepts reports that are anonymous, however, it is often the case that such reports do not contain sufficient information to enable a proper assessment of the allegation.

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