The New Compliance Data Sources Program enables the Department of Human Services to identify social welfare recipients who may not have disclosed income and assets to the Department of Human Services by obtaining details from the Australian Business Register. This register includes the name and address of business owners and company registration details.
The details will be electronically matched with specific Department of Human Services data holdings, to identify non-compliance with income or other reporting obligations. Records exceeding 5,000 individuals will be matched.
The Department of Human Services, Centrelink Master Program data base holds approximately 7 million unique records. The Australian Business Register data base holds in excess of 10 million unique Australian Business Number (ABN) records.
Based on investigation criteria the department expect to examine less than 10,000 records, of which less than 1,000 cases are likely to be referred for review or investigation.
Source: Australian Government Gazette C2013G01342