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ANU says blaming China for massive data breach is speculative and ‘harmful’ – 2 October 2019

A forensic investigation into the high-profile cyber-attack on the Australian National University has found it was an ‘extremely sophisticated’. China has been reported as the prime suspect in the attack, with intelligence officials fearing the data stolen could be used to compromise university alumni pursuing careers with the Australian government.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/02/anu-says-blaming-china-for-massive-data-breach-is-speculative-and-harmful

Vic forensics institute taps Monash Uni for ML ballistics – 27 September 2019

Researchers at Monash University are looking to a range of digital technologies including augmented reality and machine learning to improve forensic ballistic analysis. Using machine learning techniques and CT scans, the researchers plan to create a 3D model of the human anatomy, including entry and exit wounds, to produce accurate trajectory models .

https://www.itnews.com.au/news/vic-forensics-institute-taps-monash-uni-for-ml-ballistics-531578

‘Large scale fraud’: $400 million stoush over NDIS housing – 20 September 2019

Multibillion dollar Korean investment house JB Asset Management alleges that LBA Capital breached its agreement to fund the development of specialist disability accommodation under the NDIS.  Instead, the Korean partner claims the money was used for its own benefit and for its subsidiary, as part of large sophisticated fraud scheme.

https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/large-scale-fraud-400-million-stoush-over-ndis-housing-20190919-p52t3h.html

Former Kimberley College principal Paul Thomson charged with fraud, along with daughter and son-in-law – 18 September 2019

Principal of a private Logan school (Paul Thomson) and three of his family members, have been charged with fraud offences over the financial management of the school.. It has been alleged $4.6 million of college money was taken and used for items including luxury holidays.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-17/former-kimberley-college-principal-arrested-and-charged/11519624

Alleged family day-care fraud more disciplined than outlaw motorcycle gang: police – 12 September 2019

17 people have been charged over their role in operating a fake home family day care business. Police allege the business created false timesheets and rostering, mock children’s play areas and advertised photographs of children who were never in care to fraudulently claim benefits. The syndicate allegedly gained $4 million in 10 months.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/nsw/mothers-arrested-in-raids-over-allegedly-fraudulent-family-day-care-scheme-20190911-p52q77.html