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Thursday, 24 February 1977

Mr Donald Cameron (GRIFFITH, QUEENSLAND) - I direct my question to the Minister representing the Minister for Administrative Services. Is the Minister aware that in the financial year 1975-76, 12 996 Commonwealth repatriation, social security and taxation cheques were handed over to the Commonwealth Police as cases of forgery and uttering cheques under section 67b of the Crimes Act 1 975 and that in most instances the cheques were stolen from letter boxes, from boarding houses or by finding as a result of misdelivery of mail? Is the Minister aware that in the first 7 months of that financial year 6912 cheques were stolen and that in the first 7 months of this financial year this figure has increased to 10 450, a 51 per cent jump in one year? Is the Minister aware that whilst it is hard to place a value on these cheques because these figures are not kept, a random selection of one hundred -

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