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Tuesday, 1 February 1994
Page: 90

(Question No. 491)


Mr Connolly asked the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 20 October 1993:

  (1) Does the Minister's Department or any agency for which the Minister has portfolio responsibility have in-house video production facilities; if so:

  (a) what is the cost of the facilities,

  (b) how many persons are employed (i) full time or (ii) part time with the units operating the facilities and what are their salaries,

  (c) how many videos have been produced since 1990,

  (d) how many videos were for (i) training and (ii) other purposes,

  (e) what was the (i) title and (ii) cost of each video,

  (f) were any videos entered into competitions, and

  (g) does the Department assess the quality of the videos produced; if so, how.

  (2) Has the Minister's Department contracted private sector firms to produce videos since 1990; if so, (a) how many videos and (b) what was the cost of each.


Mr Keating —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

  (1) Yes. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and two Land Councils have in-house video production facilities.

  (a) $125,153.

  (b) 1 full time officer—salary $33,024pa; 3 part time officers (total 9.75 days per video)—salaries $42,088pa, $35,971pa, $23,397pa.

  (c) 43.

  (d)(i) Nil.

  (ii) 43.

  (e) 34 titled Land Rights Views—$4,000 for each production

  CLC Video Newsletter No: 1 August 1990—$250*

  CLC Video Newsletter No: 2 October 1991—$450*

  CLC Video Newsletter No: 3 February 1992—$670*

  CLC Video Newsletter No: 4 February 1993—$2,750*

  CLC Video Newsletter No: 5 August 1993—$550*

  CLC Video Newsletter No: 6 October 1993—$400*

  Anangu Exploration, March 1991—$1,680

  Mistake Creek Station, August 1992—$8,797

  Tennant Creek Constitutional Convention, October 1993—$1,800

  * Copying and distribution costs for the CLC Video Newsletter amount to an additional $785 per video.

  (f) No.

  (g) Yes, in-house assessment and feedback from Aboriginal constituents.

  (2) Since 1990, the Department and portfolio agencies have contracted private sector firms to produce videos.

  (a) 85

  (b) $11,100; $1,185.85; $12,000; $41,400; $160,000; $29,975; $5,000; $7,500; $59,946; $59,291; $50,000; $52,300; $27,000; $15,000; $35,000; $992; $942; $1,200; $147,000; $58,003; $57,906; $80,000; $300,000; $80,000; $41,273; $288,000 (12 videos); $240,000 (8 videos); $60,000 (3 videos); $150,000; $392,136 (11 videos); $9,050; $47,500 (2 videos); $422,000 (11 videos); $149,612 (5 videos); $27,326; $29,760; $40,500; $16,031; $16,031; $13,051.