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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 174

Department of Immigration and Border Protection: Staff Uniforms

(Question No 1576)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, in writing, on 12 October 2015:

In respect of the $25,465.00 tender to CSCK Holdings Pty Ltd for 'Australian Border Force Uniforms' (CN2768452),

(a) can he provide details of

   (i) the country of manufacture,

   (ii) the number of products ordered,

   (iii) the cost per item unit, and

   (iv) any other details about manufacture and/or cost, and

(b) how will these uniforms enhance the operation of the Australian Border Force.

Mr Dutton: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection ordered 10,000 small and 10,000 large gold coloured metal ABF buttons that have the ABF crest stamped on them. The ABF buttons are worn on the ABF Dress Tunic and ABF Peak Cap.

The buttons were purchased through CSCK Holdings Pty Ltd, based in Brisbane. The buttons were manufactured in China. The supplier was selected on the basis that it could deliver the items in the available timeframe before the commencement of the ABF on 1 July 2015.

The GST exclusive cost was $1.04 per small button and $1.14 per large button. The tender also included a set-up fee of $1,240.91 GST exclusive.

The Department is satisfied with the quality of these buttons and they reflect the professional appearance of our officers.