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Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Page: 5491


Senator Bob Brown asked the Assistant Treasurer, upon notice, on 3 July 2009:

With reference to the two firms contracted to provide debt collection services for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO):

(1)   How much did Dun & Bradstreet Unit Trust recover on behalf of the ATO for the period 2 November 2007 to 30 June 2009.

(2)   How much did National Credit Management Limited recover on behalf of the ATO for the period 24 March 2008 to 30 June 2009.


Senator Sherry (Assistant Treasurer) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(1)   The ATO commenced referring debt to Dun & Bradstreet (Australia) Pty Limited on 26 November 2007. To 30 June 2009, they had collected $185 million on behalf of the ATO.

(2)   The ATO commenced referring debt to National Credit Management Limited on 31 March 2008. To 30 June 2009, they had collected $55 million on behalf of the ATO.