Taskforce Integrity

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.

Assistant Commissioner Andrea Quinn

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.

How you can help us

If you’re getting a payment and don’t tell us about changes when you know you should, you could be committing welfare fraud. Read more about how to avoid committing fraud. It’s never too late to update your details.

If you think someone is committing welfare fraud, you can report them without giving us your name. Read more about reporting fraud.

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Media releases

Read some recent media releases about Taskforce Integrity.

Page last updated: 1 December 2016

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