On 27 November, The Age reported that it is alleged that a childcare centre enrolled “phantom children” to defraud millions of dollars in subsidies from the federal government to fund the owner’s lavish lifestyle of property purchases and overseas holidays.  Ola Ouda, 42, is the alleged leader of a syndicate which claimed $15 million in taxpayer funds, including more than $13 million in day care subsidies and more than $2 million in COVID-19 payments.  She as one of 5 people arrested and charged with fraud offences.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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