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Fighting Fraud with International Partnership

The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP
Media Release

Australia and the United Kingdom have today entered into a strategic partnership in their fight against public sector fraud.

Public sector fraud impacts the delivery of crucial services, reduces resources available to fund new programs, and undermines the public’s confidence in government.

Concerningly, fraud against government programs, including services and grants, can be exploited by transnational criminal organisations to fund their illegal activities.

This Counter Fraud Partnership Arrangement formalises the already close relationship between the Australian Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre and the United Kingdom’s Public Sector Fraud Authority.

Through this partnership experts from our two countries will work together to train those at the frontline in how to identify emerging threats and protect the public sector from fraud.

Australia and the United Kingdom have a long history of cooperation to counter fraud. This partnership cements our commitment to work together to address shared challenges and uphold the integrity of government systems.