We fully encourage the disclosure of suspected fraud within and against the AIHW and are committed to handling reports promptly and fairly.

We aim to minimise the risk, incidence and impact of fraud in all aspects of our business.

What is fraud?

The Australian Government defines fraud as ‘dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing a loss, by deception or other means’.

Fraud can include:

  • theft
  • accounting fraud
  • unlawful use of, or obtaining property, equipment, material or services
  • causing a loss, or avoiding and/or creating a liability
  • providing false or misleading information, or failing to provide it when there is an obligation to do so
  • misuse of Australian Government assets, equipment or facilities
  • making, or using false, forged, or falsified documents
  • wrongfully using Australian Government information or intellectual property.

How to report fraud

Anyone can report fraud.

You can provide information about suspected fraudulent or unethical behaviour impacting the institute by emailing [email protected].

We take all allegations seriously.

Confidentiality and privacy

Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), and is collected by the AIHW for the purpose of investigating allegations of suspected fraud.

For more information about how we manage personal information (including information on accessing or correcting information) and how to make a complaint, please view our full privacy policy.

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