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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 185

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources: Costs Associated with Change of Scope

(Question No. 1668)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, in writing, on 15 October 2015:

In respect of the name change from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry to the Department of Agriculture on 18 September 2013, will his department provide an itemised account of all associated costs, including (a) signage, (b) stationery, including business cards and letterheads, (c) web design and IT services, (d) vehicular signage and painting, and (e) marketing materials, including logos, pamphlets, and audio-visual materials such as DVDs.


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

Most costs associated with the 2013 departmental name change were managed as part of the department's normal business and costs were incurred at the time normal expenditure would have occurred; i.e. new leases, replacement vehicles, stationery and so on.

(a) $235 362 (excluding GST).

(b) to (e) These changes were made as part of the department's normal course of business.