Number of Suicides and Homicides recorded by the Child Support Arm of the Department of Human Services

Keith Owen made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Human Services

The request was refused by Department of Human Services.

From: Keith Owen

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Dear Department of Human Services,

I respectfully request data on the number of suicides and homicides recorded by the Child Support arm of the Department of Human Services for the preceding 12 months.

I respectfully request data on the number of "Termination Events" involving the death of either a payee or a payer recorded by the Child Support arm of the Department of Human Services.

We are aware these statistics are recorded, with particular reference to Suicides and Homicides because the Child Support Arm of the Department of Human Services makes reference to this data being recorded as a result of a "Critical Incident" and treated as separate cases to generally recording the deaths of clients as "Termination Events".

It is in the public interest to know this information so that various social service organisations supporting the children of these cases, or other people involved, and of course in relation to suicide prevention strategies that our current Prime Minister seems to think is an important issue facing Australian Society in general.

Since these statistics can be extrapolated from existing Department of Human Services in a relatively short period of time, I submit that the cost involved should be waived due to the low cost involved and the obvious public interest aspect of this data.

Yours faithfully

Keith Owen
on behalf of "Child Support Australia - Time for Reform and Fairness"

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Dear Mr Owen,

 

Please find attached correspondence relating to your recent Freedom of
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Kind regards,

 

Charlotte

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Department of Human Services

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