Fraud can lead to financial and property losses, and reputational damage, which impacts on the ability of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to undertake its primary role of getting more Australians participating and excelling in sport.
What is Fraud?Fraud is dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing a loss, by deception or other means. The definition includes both tangible and intangible benefits.
Examples of fraud include:
- falsification of documentation relating to grant applications and acquittals;
- collusion among tenderers and falsification of quotes submitted in tender processes;
- falsifying qualifications to gain scholarships, employment or a promotion with the ASC;
- providing confidential information to an existing or potential service provider in return for a personal gain; and
- failing to declare a conflict of interest which influences a decision that results in personal gain or benefits an external party.
The ASC is focussed on fraud prevention to minimise motivation and opportunities to engage in fraud. However the ASC recognises that it is possible that fraud may occur. The ASC is determined to ensure that when fraud occurs, it is rapidly detected, effectively investigated, prosecuted appropriately and the proceeds of the fraud recovered.
How to make a report
If you know or suspect that fraud has been committed against the ASC, you are asked to lodge your report:
At a minimum the report should include:
- details of the allegation of fraud, including the nature of the activity or issue;
- identification of the individual(s) who is suspected of being involved in the alleged fraud; and
- copies of any evidence that is available in connection with the allegation.
The ASC accepts reports that are anonymous, however, it is often the case that such reports do not contain sufficient information to enable a proper assessment of the allegation.Accordingly, it is preferred that you provide your details to facilitate a proper assessment of the allegation.