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Tuesday, 16 November 2004
Page: 127

Senator Faulkner asked the Minister for Justice and Customs, upon notice, on 11 August 2004:

(1) How much has the Crime Prevention Kit for Small Business cost to: (a) research; (b) produce; (c) design; and (d) print.

(2) How many copies have been printed.

(3) (a) How were those kits distributed; and (b) when.

(4) If the kits were distributed by mailing list, was the mailing list assembled from a departmental database or from another source; if another source, please specify.

(5) Was the research, writing and design production of this kit outsourced; if so, which consultants or companies were involved in each of those production phases.

Senator Ellison (Minister for Justice and Customs) —I am advised that the answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) (a) The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) undertook the research as part of its `crimes against small business' programme.

(b) Editing (Words and Pics Pty Ltd)—$1,388

(c) Design (GWi Green Words & Images)—$2,119

(d) Printing (PMP Print Pty Ltd)—$62,329

*All figures quoted are GST exclusive

(2) 50,000 copies of the kits have been printed.

(3) (a) the Minister for Justice and Customs wrote to all Federal Members of Parliament enclosing a copy of the kit. Universal Express, the distribution agency for the Attorney-General's Department crime prevention publications, is providing copies of the kit on request. As at 14 September 2004, approximately 11,500 copies of the kit have been distributed. The kit is also available for download from the website,

(b) the kits have been progressively distributed from 27 July 2004.

(4) N/A.

(5) Research and initial drafting was undertaken by the Australian Institute of Criminology. Editing, design and printing were undertaken by the organisations mentioned at 1 ((b), (c) and (d) above. These were the only consultants or companies involved in the production process.