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Wednesday, 3 December 2003
Page: 23753


Mr Organ asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 23 October 2003:

(1) How many Child Support Agency (CSA) clients currently reside in the electoral division of Cunningham.

(2) How many parents liable to pay child support (a) in total, and in the (b) CSA collect, and (c) private collect groups had administrative assessments amended to the `Over $260' range in the 12 months prior to 30 June 2003.


Mr Anthony (Minister for Children and Youth Affairs) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) There were 6 732 CSA clients in the electoral division of Cunningham as of 30 June 2003.

(2) (a) There were 3 366 paying parents as of 30 June 2003. (b) Of the 3 366 paying parents, 1 754 were CSA collect, that is making payments through CSA. (c) There were 1 612 clients classified as private collect.

There has been a 2.1 per cent increase in the number of CSA collect payers in Cunningham with an annual liability of $260 or less between June 2002 and June 2003.

There has been a 14.2 per cent decrease in the number of private collect payers in Cunningham with an annual liability of $260 or less between June 2002 and June 2003.

Annual liability

June 2002

June 2003

CSA Collect

Less than $260

869

887

More than $260

887

867

Total

1 756

1 754

Private Collect

Less than $260

569

488

More than $260

1 183

1 124

Total

1 752

1 612

Totals

Less than $260

1 438

1 375

More than $260

2 070

1 991

3 508

3 366