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Giving fraud the finger: Are biometrics the final word in preventing aid diversion?

Oliver May, Thursday, 11th July 2019 -  As Pro Bono News reports on a rise in fraud allegations in the NDIS, and the UN attempts to control diversion in Yemen with biometrics, technologies seem to offer simple fraud control

Auditor-general uncovers rising NDIS fraud allegations

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 26th June 2019 -  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

RSL NSW Fraud Charge Reignites Fix Fundraising Campaign

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  The arrest of the ex-RSL NSW president on fraud charges has reignited calls to fix state fundraising laws, as sector experts say the state laws played no role in the regulation of the

Special Fraud Squad to Protect NDIS from Rorts and Organised Crime

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th July 2018 -  A special fraud task force has been formed to protect the multi-billion dollar National Disability Insurance Scheme from rorts and the grasp of organised crime.   Announcing the

Fraud Charges Dropped Against Street Swags Founder

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 20th December 2017 -  Police have dropped seven fraud charges against Street Swags founder Jean Madden, who had been accused of misappropriating funds from the charity. The former Queensland Young Australian

Avoiding Fraud in Online Banking

Contributor, Tuesday, 16th May 2017 -  Online banking has become the norm, and most people would think of it as safe and secure, with low associated risks, but vigilance is still required, writes Kinh Luong, partner with

More Than $100M Defrauded by Australians to Gamble

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 31st August 2016 -  A new report into fraud has found more than $100 million has been stolen in the last five years in Australia by people needing to satisfy their gambling addiction, and the report authors…

New Financial Year a Good Time to Review Fraud Risk

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Sponsored: Up to 50 per cent of organisations are affected by fraud, while only 10 per cent are aware of it writes Chris King, a partner at award-winning chartered accounting firm

Detecting Fraud in NFPs Shouldn’t be a Game of ‘Moving Statues’

Oliver May, Tuesday, 9th August 2016 -  Opinion: Why do Not for Profit boards need to get proactive about the risk of fraud, writes author and global fraud expert Oliver May. A few years ago, I met a director of a major Australian

72-Year-Old Charged With Stealing $150K from Charity

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 7th October 2015 -  Australia’s oldest charity, The Benevolent Society says it has taken action to address its financial procedures following an alleged $150,000 fraud by a former employee.…

Fraud Still a Threat to Australian NFPs: Survey

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th February 2014 -  Just 28 per cent of Australian and New Zealand Not for Profits believe fraud is a direct threat to their organisation, despite the majority seeing it as an inherent sector-wide problem,…

Govt Must Slash Charity Regulator – Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th February 2014 -  The Abbott Government must remain firm in its pledge to abolish the charities commission and reduce red tape in the Not for Profit sector, according to a highly critical report by The…
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