4500.0 - Crime and Justice News, Apr 2000  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/06/2000   
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The Courts Administrators, the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department and the ABS have agreed in principle with the project, which is to improve the quality and comparability of the existing data collection, and to explore the potential to improve the relevance of existing and new performance indicators.

The Courts Administration Data Collection, the first part of the project, was completed and plans for the quality assurance strategy are about to be implemented. This will involve a detailed inspection of the systems, procedures, data holdings and data management techniques in each of the jurisdictions during the life of the project.

In addition, the Court Administration Working Group received approval from the Council for Chief Justices for a national survey of litigant satisfaction on 29 October. The NCCJS has been providing expertise in questionnaire development and sample selection.