AITSL does not tolerate dishonest or fraudulent behaviour and is committed to deterring and preventing such behaviour in the performance of its business operations.
AITSL has implemented a Fraud and Risk Control Plan in accordance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework to monitor, prevent, investigate, and report fraud. The Fraud and Risk Control Plan and AITSL’s internal fraud controls comply with:
- Section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014
- the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 2017
- Resource Management Guide No. 201, Preventing, Detecting and Dealing with Fraud.
AITSL is committed to minimising the incidence of fraud through the development, implementation, and regular review of a range of fraud awareness, prevention, and detection strategies. The desired outcome of this commitment is the elimination of fraud.
Fraud can be committed by an AITSL employee (internal fraud) or by persons outside of the company (external fraud). It may also be committed jointly by an employee and outside party. Offences of fraud against the Commonwealth may be prosecuted under a number of different Commonwealth laws.
AITSL defines Fraud as ‘dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing a loss, by deception or other means’ in accordance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework’s definition.
If you would like to report a suspected incident of fraud, please complete the Fraud Incident Report Form and email it and any supporting documentation to [email protected]. AITSL will treat your contact details as confidential; however, you may be disclosed as the reporter of a fraud incident in certain circumstances, such as if the fraud is prosecuted. You may choose to remain anonymous; however, an anonymous report will significantly hinder the investigation and prosecution of the potential fraud.