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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 190

Department of Human Services: Costs Associated with Change of Scope

(Question No. 1694)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Human Services, in writing, on 15 October 2015:

In respect of his appointment on 21 September 2015, 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.Answer


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

(a) Nil.

(b) As at 6 November 2015, the Department of Human Services (the department) has spent $3,079.45 (including GST) on business cards and envelopes.

(c) Design and maintenance of the Ministerial website (mhs.gov.au) is managed by the department using business-as-usual staff resources at no additional expense.

The following ICT assets have been assigned to the Minister:

Item

Quantity

Unit Cost (Ex. GST)

Ongoing Cost (Inc. GST)

iPhone 6

1

$912

$10.00 p/m

Toshiba z20

1

$1,625

$35.00 p/m

(d) Not applicable. Vehicular signage and painting is not included as part of the Minister's Executive Vehicle Scheme arrangements.

(e) Nil.