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B44/1994 CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS) PROSECUTIONS NETWORK
DATE OF ISSUE: 28 SEPTEMBER 1994
CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS) PROSECUTIONS NETWORK
The purpose of this instruction is to advise staff of changes to the CMS network for recording prosecution cases. This instruction should be read in conjunction with B39/93 Claims Management System (CMS) Prosecutions Network.
2.The CMS Prosecutions Network (Classification Type Number 015 - Prosecutions) enables recording of all stages of prosecution activity - from identification of a possible offence through to the outcome of legal proceedings. The resulting statistical information enables the re-examination of resource allocation during the current financial year, and provides accurate information on which to base estimates for the next financial year. This information also forms the basis for reporting fraud control activity in the Benefits program for the Annual Report.
3.Two new attributes have been added to the prosecution network.
4.Using the new attribute number 996 "Sent to AFP" it is now possible to record when and how many cases are referred to the AFP for investigation. The new attribute should be available at any stage after registration. It is also possible to record when and how many cases are returned from the AFP with attribute number 997 "Returned from AFP". These were implemented on 29 July 1994.
5.It is now possible to record a prosecution of a person who is neither a veteran nor a spouse. An example could be where the relative of a veteran was prosecuted as an accessory to a fraud perpetrated by the veteran or partner. The new attribute, number 224, is "Third Party". It was implemented on 14 September 1994 and is valid for all States.
6.Some difficulty was being experienced with the stage "Finalised No Prosecution". This was because the only stages valid as finalisation stages were "Case Finalised","Case Merged" and"Case Withdrawn". To overcome this problem an extra stage "Case Finalised" has been added at the end of "Finalised No Prosecution". This extra stage must be entered to correctly finalise a case where there has been no prosecution.
7.Please remember that accurate statistical reports can only be provided if all relevent attributes have been recorded for each case. Prior to finalisation of each prosecution case, staff must ensure that all the attributes applicable to the particular case have been set. Attachments A and B list available Attributes and Classification Stages.
8.The contact officer regarding enquiries on this matter is Colette Woodford - telephone 06-289 6751. Please contact Murray Chynoweth on telephone 06-289 6799 for any system related enquiries.
ATTRIBUTES AVAILABLE FOR CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 015 (PROSECUTIONS)
ATTRIBUTE NAMEATTRIBUTE NUMBER
FAILURE TO NOTIFY895
FINE IMPOSED INCL AMOUNT225
GARNISHEE LUMP SUM241
O'PAID < $20,000926
O'PAID $20,000 - $50,000927
O'PAID > $50,000928
PROCEEDS OF CRIME 920
REFERRAL TO AGC245
RETURNED FROM AFP997
SENT TO AFP996
SOCIAL SECURITY ACT905
NOTE:All attributes available all States.
STAGES AVAILABLE FOR CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 015 (PROSECUTIONS)
STAGE NAMESTAGE NUMBER
CASE DISCUSSED WITH DPP540
CASE TO TRIAL560
FINALISED - NO PROSECUTION545
FORMAL REFERRAL TO DPP550