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Fraud control policy

We do not tolerate fraud at any level. We are committed to demonstrating and upholding the highest ethical, moral and legal standards. We act with integrity and fairness and will be exemplars of the Australian Public Service values in our dealings with our Minister and all stakeholders.

We will reflect the best practice in controlling our fraud risks by:

  • Actively preventing, detecting and investigating fraud
  • Pursuing criminal, civil, administrative or disciplinary sanctions
  • Pursuing recovery of proceeds of fraudulent activity
  • Being accountable to Parliament and reporting to government
  • Continuously improving our fraud control practices
  • Conducting mandatory training in fraud and ethics
  • Acting in accordance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework
  • Protecting persons who report fraud from adverse actions and reprisals

Suspected fraud can be reported confidentially to the MDBA Fraud Control Officer at

You should provide as much information as possible so that we can look into the matter further.

You may choose to remain anonymous, however, this limits our ability to seek further information from you.

All reports will be handled in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988. This includes marking reports as sensitive and securing them with access limited to need to know. For further information, see Privacy policy on this site.

The MDBA takes all reports of suspected fraud seriously.  Every report will be the subject of further inquiry to determine whether a formal investigation is required.

Reports found to be frivolous or vexatious will be dismissed without further correspondence. Submission of information known by the reporter to be false or misleading is a serious offence under section 137.1 of the Criminal Code. Aiding, abetting, counseling, procuring or urging the submission of false or misleading information is also a serious offence.

Updated: 09 Aug 2021