This policy assists AFSA to investigate alleged misconduct in circumstances where more than one person is involved while supporting those who cooperate in an investigation and/or prosecution of someone involved in misconduct, fraud or other alleged criminal conduct.
The principles underpinning the policy are as follows:
- assistance and support will only be considered when a person has fully and truthfully cooperated with AFSA
- AFSA does not have the power to grant immunity from prosecution
- several factors will be considered when offering a Letter of Comfort, preparing joint submissions in civil cases, and cooperating with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) in criminal cases.