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Monday, 27 October 1997
Page: 8165

(Question No. 713)


Senator Robert Ray asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 28 July 1997:

(1) What was the total cost of media monitoring services, including press clippings, electronic media transcripts etcetera, provided to the Minister's office in the 1996-97 financial year.

(2) Which agency or agencies provided these services.

(3) What was the total cost of media monitoring services, including press clippings, electronic media transcripts etcetera, provided to the department and its agencies in the 1996-97 financial year.

(4) Which agency or agencies provided these services.


Senator Hill —The Minister for Foreign Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) The costs for the provision of media monitoring services to the Ministers' offices are not recorded separately from the overall costs to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and AusAID. Austrade does not provide press clippings or electronic media transcripts to the office of the Minister for Trade.

(2) The services are provided by Media Monitors ACT Pty Ltd and Rehame Australia Monitoring Services Pty Ltd.

(3) The breakdown of the total cost of media monitoring services is as follows:

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade$121,088.45
Austrade$15,517.71
AusAID$22,977.93
Total$159,584.08

(4) These services were provided by Media Monitors ACT Pty Ltd, Rehame Australia Monitoring Services Pty Ltd, Marketrak Pty Ltd and MEDIATRAK.