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Thursday, 13 August 2009
Page: 4961


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister representing Minister for Resources and Energy and the Minister for Tourism, upon notice, on 10 June 2009:

Can a list be provided of contracts awarded to: (a) the Boston Consulting Group; and (b) the Allen Consulting Group, by the department and/or any of its agencies, of any value, between 1 January 2008 and 31 May 2009, including the value and primary deliverable of the contract.


Senator Carr (Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research) —The Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism has provided the following response to the honourable senator’s question:

(a)   The Department and/or its agencies issued a contract to the Boston Consulting Group for the amount of $1,894,750 to develop a business model to establish governance and implementation of the global carbon capture and storage initiative.

(b)   The Department and/or its agencies issued a contract to the Allen Consulting Group for the amount of $24,750 for the provision of advice relating to the mechanism of cost recovery for the Australian Energy Market Operator.