More than $100 million has been raked back from welfare cheats who were dobbed in, Federal government frontbencher Stuart Robert says.
The Department of Human Services received more than 90,000 tip offs from the public about welfare, Medicare and Child Support fraud in the 2018/19 financial year which has led to 200 investigations.
Mr Robert, the minister for government services, said 49 cases were now before the courts.
"Ninety thousand tip offs tells me the average Australian has had a gut full of it," Mr Roberts told Sky News on Sunday.
"It's not about defrauding the government ... it's actually taking money from the next door neighbour and the lovely lady across the street who pays tax, that's who who you are stealing from."
Australian Associated Press