• To meet our obligations under the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 2011 and the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997, we completed a cycle of fraud risk assessments which underpin our fraud and corruption control plan. Our fraud and corruption control plan methodology is consistent with Australian standards and integrates fraud risks within our Enterprise Risk Management Framework. The plan is available to all employees on our intranet.

    We investigate allegations of fraud, serious misconduct and other criminal activity involving our employees. We started the year with 33 open investigations and investigated a further 187 new allegations. Of these new allegations:

    • 8% were substantiated after investigation
    • 61% were unsubstantiated (as at 30 June 2013)
    • 6% were considered indeterminable or actioned in other ways.

    At the end of the year, 46 cases remained open. In addition, five of our cases resulted in court convictions.

    Of the 187 allegations received during the year, 57% related to unauthorised access to taxpayer records. We also developed a new fraud awareness training program for all employees, with 96% of employees having completed the program at 30 June 2013.

    We participated in the development of the National Anti-Corruption Plan, examining evolving corruption threats to Australia's national interest and ways that all levels of government can reduce corruption risks.

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