On 4 April 2011, Minister for Home Affairs and Justice the Hon Brendan O’Connor launched new measures to help Commonwealth agencies prevent and combat fraud with the release of the new Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 2011.

Under the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines, the AFP has primary law enforcement responsibility for investigating serious or complex fraud against the Commonwealth.

White-collar criminal activity frequently involves breaches of State and Commonwealth criminal and regulatory legislation.

AFP investigations of crime against the Commonwealth can contribute to the reduction or cessation of activities beyond those targeted by a particular investigation resulting in increased compliance with Commonwealth legislation and enhanced revenue and expenditure outcomes for the Commonwealth.

More information

National Security Hotline

Read the AFP Annual Report 2019-20

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

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