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Thursday, 18 August 2005
Page: 171


Senator Kirk asked the Minister representing the Minister for Human Services, upon notice, on 23 June 2005:

(1)   How many resident families ceased receiving payments through the Child Support Agency because the non-resident father has died.

(2)   How many resident families ceased receiving payments through the Child Support Agency because the non-resident father has committed suicide.


Senator Patterson (Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues) —The Minister for Human Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   In 2002-2003 there were a total of 1 527 male payers recorded on the child support computer system as having died. This is the latest data available.

(2)   CSA does not collect data on client suicides or other reasons for death.