Better Practice Guide for fraud control released
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a Better Practice Guide for fraud control in Australian government entities, designed to complement a recently updated version of the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines (the Fraud Control Guidelines).
Development of the Better Practice Guide followed the closure of the home insulation program amidst claims of fraudulent activity such as claiming for insulation installations which had not been undertaken.
The Guide provides program-specific assistance on how to manage fraud risks at each stage of the program life cycle and includes case studies and practical examples to assist entities to improve their fraud control practices. Guidance on initiatives to combat the rapidly emerging problem of identity fraud is provided in a dedicated chapter.
The publication, Fraud Control in Australian Government Entities: Better Practice Guide is available at www.anao.gov.au