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Taskforce Integrity

8 December 2016
Australian Department of Human Services

The Taskforce identifies people who deliberately withhold or provide false information to claim welfare payments.

The Australian Government launched Taskforce Integrity to focus on welfare fraud. We have partnered with the Australian Federal Police to form Taskforce Integrity, led by Assistant Commissioner Andrea Quinn. Andrea has a strong record of investigating crime and serious fraud. Her leadership supports the way we investigate and detect fraud.

We know most people are honest and do the right thing. However, a small number of people give us incorrect information to get a payment.

Using payment data, we focus on regions where we know customers are at a higher risk of receiving the wrong payment or committing fraud. We also talk to members of the local communities we visit about how they can help us stop welfare fraud.