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Group Discount!
Enjoy 10% off when you register for 3 or more OR
For groups of 3, 4th comes for free

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A replacement is allowed if registered participants are unable to attend. For cancellations received in writing before 3 Jan 2020, a full refund will be given with a 10% administrative charge. For cancellations received in writing before 23 Jan 2020, a 50% refund will be given together with the event documentation. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after 23 Jan 2020 or “no show” participants. However participants will receive a copy of the event documentation.

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Are your Programmes Robust Enough to Tackle Complex Fraud Schemes?

Government agencies are providing increasing financial assistance and grants to various social groups and businesses. However, such programmes are also a target of fraudsters. With continuously evolving fraud schemes, are there proper safeguards in place to prevent and detect fraudulent behaviour? What are the Key Risk Indicators? How can potential control gaps be identified and managed across different stakeholders?

Combat Fraud with Key Detection and Prevention Techniques

Join this 2-day comprehensive workshop and acquire skills and tools to strengthen your grant and payout administration process and manage fraud risk. Deep dive into fraud prevention at each stage of the grant lifecycle. Discover how to undertake fraud risk assessments and develop a fraud action plan. Find out how to tap on data analytics and risk indicator models to detect fraud. Takeaway investigation and interviewing best practices and case management tips and tricks.

Unique Features

    • Led by Simon CrowtherGovernment Lead Partner, Fraud Investigation, EY Australia
    • Case studies from various government agencies including Education, Social Services and Utilities
    • Examine fraud cases of different sizes from Australia, US and the UK
    • Live demonstration of fraud investigative interviewing and questioning techniques

Benefits of Attending

  • Discover the importance of differentiating between non-compliance and fraud
  • Breakdown the grant lifecycle and the relevance of fraud prevention at each stage
  • Assess the importance of programme design and different levels of risk and control decisions
  • Understand how to undertake a fraud risk assessment for grant and payout programmes
  • Develop a fraud action plan including how to get stakeholders and organisation buy-in
  • Learn how to conduct due diligence on providers including financial viability and governance
  • Adopt data analytics for fraud detection including risk indicator models and data matching
  • Takeaway key considerations when working with other agencies such as developing MoUs
  • Acquire investigation best practices in planning, evidence collection and witness consideration
  • Practice interviewing and experience different scenarios with common pitfalls to avoid

Workshop Leader

Simon Crowther

Partner, Forensic & Integrity Services,

Ernst & Young Australia

Simon is the Oceania lead partner for Government and the Oceania people partner in the Forensic and Integrity Services business at Ernst and Young.


Simon is a specialist in the prevention and detection of fraud and serious non-compliance, with a unique background as an accountant, lawyer, federal agent with the Australian Federal Police, and senior executive in government.


As a federal agent with the Australian Federal Police, Simon investigated a number of high profile fraud matters, including HIH Insurance, Australia’s largest corporate collapse. During his time at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission he led teams of lawyers, accountants and investigators examining civil and criminal breaches of the Corporations Act, primarily in the financial services sector.


An experienced senior executive in the federal government, Simon has overseen the legal and compliance areas of large departments and in 2012 was appointed as Australia’s first National Gambling Regulator.

Who Should Attend

Senior level executives responsible for Grant & Payout Programme Administration, Fraud Detection and Investigation, Risk Management and Internal Audit.



  • Registration: 8.30am • Workshop: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Morning, afternoon refreshments & lunch will be served at appropriate intervals.

  • Session 1 – Introduction to Government Grant and Payout Fraud

    • Government funding
      • Grants
      • Payouts
      • Contracts
      • Other forms of payments (e.g. Government to Government)
    • Nature of fraud in grant and payout
      • Drivers of government grants and payouts
    • Size of the fraud (examples from Australia, the UK and the US)
    • Historical examples
    • Differences between fraud & non-compliance and why it matters
  • Session 2 - Prevention

    • Grant lifecycle and the relevance of fraud prevention at each stage
      • Design: Design the programme
      • Select: Assess and select grant recipients
      • Establish: Negotiate and execute grant agreements
      • Manage: Monitor performance and manage risk and payments
      • Evaluate: Review and evaluate programme effectiveness
    • Importance of programme design
      • Understanding different levels of risk and control decisions
    • Working with Policymakers
    • Importance of grant agreements and contracts
  • Session 3 – Fraud Risk Assessment in Grant and Payout Programmes

    • Understanding programme fraud risk
    • Undertaking a programme fraud risk assessment
    • Developing a fraud action plan
      • Stakeholders, organisation buy-in
    • Reviewing the effectiveness of current controls
    • Identifying potential control gaps
    • Deeper understanding of controls in grant programmes
      • Programme vs Provider vs People
  • Session 4 – Receivers of Grants and Payouts

    • Due diligence on providers
      • Financial viability
      • Governance
      • Indicators of risk of inappropriate spending
    • Individuals
      • Geographical and other factors
  • Session 5 – Detection

    • Effective handling and triaging of complaints
      • Case categorisation and prioritisation models
    • Using data analytics to detect fraud
      • Risk indicator models
      • Data collation and matching
      • Data visualisation
      • Available tools including EY Virtual
    • Working with other government agencies
      • Development of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
      • Privacy and disclosure considerations
  • Session 6 - Investigation

    • Best practices in government fraud investigation
      • Planning an investigation
      • Collecting evidence
      • Witness considerations
    • Liaising with law enforcement, other regulators and other government agencies
    • Case management tips and tricks
  • Session 7 – Interviewing and Notetaking

    • Introduction to investigative interviewing
      • PEACE model
      • Questioning techniques
      • Common pitfalls
    • Interviewing practice and scenarios