Departmental Statement


The Department of Finance reported a matter to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in July 2019 related to the supply of information technology contractors.

The Department referred substantial information to the AFP and has been working with the AFP to support their investigations.

As a result of these investigations the AFP have charged three men with conspiracy to defraud the Australian Government while working for an Australian public service agency.

The Department expects anyone it engages to act with the utmost honesty, integrity and probity and will take strong action should this not be the case.

As this matter is before the Court, it is not appropriate to comment further.