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Commonwealth fraud control guidelines – March 2011

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The key policy document for effective fraud control for government agencies and their employees is the Commonwealth fraud control guidelines 2011.

The executive summary provides a brief guide to the mandatory requirements and recommended practice within the guidelines.

The guidelines place obligations on agencies and their chief executive officers in relation to:

  • fraud risk assessments
  • fraud control plans
  • awareness and training
  • handling of fraud cases
  • reporting.

The guidelines form part of the Australian Government financial framework which aims to manage an agency’s affairs efficiently, effectively and ethically.

The guidelines are issued by the Minister for Home Affairs under Regulation 16A of the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997