The NDIA is a member of the NDIS Fraud Taskforce - a partnership between the NDIA, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Services Australia, with a focus on high risk and serious criminal activity targeting the NDIS.
Established in 2018, the NDIS Fraud Taskforce has played an important role in the investigation and successful prosecutions of criminals targeting NDIS participants. Their work includes:
- identifying and investigating serious and organised fraud
- referring cases to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
- working with the AFP to conduct search warrants and arrests
- providing evidence to the court in criminal cases
Cases handled by the NDIS Fraud Taskforce are serious and organised. This means the crimes must be punishable by imprisonment and involve collaboration between several parties.
Fraud cases that are not considered serious and organised are referred to the NDIA for further investigation.
We provide regular updates on the work of the NDIS Fraud Taskforce via our latest news.