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Notice given 16 October 2002

803  Senator Crossin: To ask the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women—With reference to the Partnerships Against Domestic Violence (PADV) Program:

(1) Is Dr Tricia Szirom involved with the two companies known as Success Works and Strategic Partners, as an owner, director or employee.

(2) What is Dr Tricia Szirom’s relationship to these companies.

(3) What is the connection between these two companies.

(4) Is Success Works a subsidiary of Strategic Partners.

(5) (a) Is the Minister aware that, during Senate estimates hearings in June 2002, Ms Bentley advised the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee that the Success Works company was the appointed evaluator of the meta-evaluation of the PADV; and (b) can the Minister confirm whether this is the case or whether Strategic Partners is contracted to do the meta-evaluation rather than Success Works.

(6) What amount has been budgeted for and paid to Dr Tricia Szirom as a consultant.

(7) What amount has been budgeted for and paid to Strategic Partners from the PADV.

(8) What amount has been budgeted for and paid to Success Works from the PADV.

(9) Was Dr Tricia Szirom paid as a facilitator or for a consultancy for the PADV conference in Perth in December 2001.

(10) What was the total amount paid to Dr Szirom for her work at the conference in Perth in December 2001.

(11) Was Dr Szirom paid $2 500 per day plus expenses during this conference.

(12) Has Dr Szirom been contracted by the Office of the Status of Women (OSW) to undertake capacity building workshops nationally.

(13) What amount has been budgeted for and paid to Dr Szirom for the capacity building workshops.

(14) What amount has been budgeted for and paid to Dr Szirom through Strategic Partners for the meta-evaluation.

(15) (a) Has Success Works gained the tender to be the ‘Project Manager’ of the ‘PADV Children’s Projects’; and (b) what is the total amount of this tender.

(16) How is Strategic Partners (the meta-evaluator of the PADV) going to evaluate the work of Success Works (the project manager of the PADV Children’s Projects) when both companies have close links with each other.

(17) Who are the directors and stakeholders of Success Works and Strategic Partners, respectively.

(18) Has Dr Szirom been contracted in the 2002-03 financial year for PADV 2 rather than PADV 1.

(19) Regarding the PADV children’s projects, have organisations or businesses that lodged a tender been informed either by phone or in writing that they were unsuccessful; if so, on what date was this done.

(20) Who has been awarded the tender for the children’s projects.

(21) Who has been awarded the tender for the perpetrators’ projects.

(22) Who has been awarded the tender for the project management of the women’s services projects.

(23) Given that under PADV 1 a major project was the Community Awareness Project, can the Minister provide a summary of the implementation of this project.

(24) (a) Following the development of the National Domestic Violence Competency Standards, who won the tender to develop the curriculum development for these standards; and (b) given that these competencies need to be delivered in an appropriate way, why are they available on the Australian National Training Authority’s web site for any registered training organisation to take and deliver.

(25) How many PADV publications have been produced by OSW since the project was first funded.

(26) What is the total cost of these publications.