Taskforce Integrity

The Taskforce identifies people who deliberately don’t give us information, or give us false information. They do this so they can get a payment from us.

We’ve partnered with the Australian Federal Police to focus on welfare fraud. Commander Kate Buggy leads the taskforce. Kate has a strong record in prevention and risk mitigation, and investigations. Her strong leadership supports the way we investigate fraud.

We know most people are honest and do the right thing. But there are a small number of people who give us incorrect details to get a payment.

We use payment data to focus on regions that need help. There are regions with a higher risk of customers getting the wrong payment or committing fraud.

You can help us

If you’re getting a payment, it’s important to tell us if your circumstances change.

If you 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.

Keep your details up to date

You can keep your details up to date by either:

Media releases

You can learn more by reading our recent media releases:

Page last updated: 14 November 2018