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Auditor-general uncovers rising NDIS fraud allegations

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Authorities are dealing with a major rise in tip-offs about suspected fraud in the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with the auditor-general revealing investigations are underway in 20 fraud cases totalling almost $10 million. 

An auditor-general report said while the National Disability Insurance Agency’s approach to fraud was “largely comprehensive”, there were some risks not appropriately considered including self-managed participants and the upcoming transition of provider registration to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

The report found there had been a substantial increase in public tip-offs since the NDIS Fraud Taskforce was launched in July last year to protect the scheme from rorts and the grasp of organised crime.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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