Criminal Law

Centrelink Fraud in Australia

Centrelink fraud – how serious is it? Centrelink fraud is estimated to cost the Australian government approximately $3.5 billion dollars each year. Fraudulently obtaining payments you are not entitled to through Centrelink is a Commonwealth offence that can come with some serious penalties. What is it Centrelink fraud? Centrelink fraud is when one deliberately misleads Centrelink in-order-to…