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Monday, 14 September 2009
Page: 6530


Senator Abetz asked the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, upon notice, on 21 July 2009:

(1)   For each of the final reports of the reviews of the national innovation system [Venturous Australia: building strength in innovation], Australia’s automotive industry [Review of Australia’s automotive industry: Final report: 22 July 2008] and the Australian textile, clothing and footwear industries [Building innovative capability: Review of the Australian textile, clothing and footwear industries], what were the: (a) design and pre-press costs; (b) printing costs; (c) total number of reports printed; and (d) total number of reports distributed.

(2)   For each of the Government’s white paper responses to the reports in (1) above, what were the: (a) design and pre-press costs; (b) printing costs; (c) total number of white papers printed; and (d) total number of white papers distributed.


Senator Carr (Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(1)   Venturous Australia

(a)   $33,111.32 (GST inclusive)

(b)   $37,400.00 (GST inclusive)

(c)   1820

(d)   1305 Review of Australia’s Automotive Industry Final Report

(a)   $66,279.79 (GST Inclusive) - this figure also includes editing costs

(b)   $20,036.60 (GST Inclusive)

(c)   850

(d)   612 Building Innovative Capability: Review of the Australian Textile, Clothing and Footwear industries [Volume 1 and 2]

(a)   $18,208.98 (GST Inclusive) - this figure also includes editing costs

(b)   $10,967.00 (GST Inclusive)

(c)   425

(d)   425

(2)   Powering Ideas (the Government’s ten year innovation reform agenda)

(a)   Nil - in-house design and editing

(b)   $41,371 (GST Inclusive)

(c)   2000

(d)   1883 A New Car Plan for a Greener Future

(a)   Nil - in-house design and editing

(b)   $10,180.65 (GST Inclusive)

(c)   1350

(d)   1317 The Government’s response to the TCF review was included in the TCF 2009-10 Budget ‘Fact Sheet’ produced by the Department. There was no white paper produced.