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Thursday, 20 September 2007
Page: 185

Ms Burke asked the Minister for Health and Ageing, in writing, on 29 May 2007:

For each financial year since 1 July 2000, what was the total cost of outsourcing information technology services for each department and agency in the Minister’s portfolio.

Mr Abbott (Minister for Health and Ageing) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

The actual spend for outsourced information technology services* is:

2000/01, $25.0m

2001/02, $29.5m

2002/03, $29.8m

2003/04, $29.3m

2004/05, $32.4m

2005/06, $30.5m

2006/07, $32.4m

The above figures are inclusive of the Department’s Portfolio Agencies that are part of the Department’s IT network.

* Outsourced information technology services are services provided by a third party vendor to support IT infrastructure such as mainframe, desk support and data networks but do not include costs for telecommunication transmission such as voice call charges.