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Minister for Human Services media release: Crackdown on wealthy welfare cheats nets $43 million

More than 1,000 wealthy welfare cheats have been caught over-claiming tens of millions in Federal Government benefits during a nationwide crackdown.

A joint operation run by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) targeted welfare recipients who had large amounts of unexplained wealth pass through their bank accounts.

Read the full media release on the Minister for Human Services' website.

Last modified: 16/03/2018 16:14