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 Collaboration with strategic partners

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Summary

Collaboration occurs through strategic partnerships: such as government agencies, committees, working groups and taskforces—sharing capability, information and intelligence, in order to prevent and disrupt fraud.

Examples

Some examples of this type of countermeasure include:

  • Partnerships with other government agencies, committees, working groups and taskforces to share information and data.
  • Working with policy agencies to contribute to programme design and implement legislative, policy, and procedural change.
  • Collaboration with international counterparts to share expertise, improve processes and prevent fraud.
  • Collaborate with Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) & Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to help identify unscrupulous businesses and business practices.

Purpose of this countermeasure

Failing to share capability, information and intelligence with strategic partners can:

  • lead to dysfunctional and obscure processes,
  • cloud the visibility of fraud and corruption risks, and
  • inhibit action to prevent, detect and respond to fraud and corruption.

Dependencies

This type of control is supported by:

How do I know if my countermeasures are effective?

You can apply the following methods to measure the effectiveness of these types of countermeasures:

  • Review legislative requirements and restraints.
  • Confirm formal documentation, such as a Memorandum of Understanding exists.
  • Review documentation and engagement processes.
  • Engage stakeholders to ensure all strategic partners are identified.
  • Review collaboration outcomes.

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