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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 167

Provision of Voice Over Internet Service for the G20 Leaders' Summit

(Question No. 1520)

Mr Conroy asked the former Prime Minister, in writing, on 9 September 2015:

In respect of the provision of the UXC Connect iTaaS Voice Over Internet service for the G20 Leaders' Summit held on 15 to 16 November 2014:

(a) what was the:

   (i) budgeted, and

   (ii) actual, cost of the service,

(b) how many people accessed the service,

(c) on how many occasions was the service used,

(d) what sum was spent on administrative and support services for the service, and

(e) what functions were enabled by the system.

Mr Turnbull: As the honourable member is aware, I was sworn in as Prime Minister on 15 September 2015. As the honourable member's question relates to matters before that date, I am advised by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:


   (i) $156,877.30 budgeted.

   (ii) $156,877.30 actual.

(b) This information was not collected. Phones were available throughout the venue and accessible to all attendees.

(c) This information was not collected. The service was available 24 hours per day for the duration of the summit and available to all attendees.

(d) Nil.

(e) Telecommunication services.