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Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Page: 169


Senator Abetz asked the Minister for Employment Participation and Minister representing the Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion, Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth, upon notice, on 21 July 2009:

(1)   Has the Minister undertaken any media training since 24 November 2007; if so: (a) when; (b) who was the provider; and (c) what was the total cost.

(2)   Have any of the Minister’s staff undertaken any media training since 24 November 2007; if so: (a) who, including their Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 classification; (b) when; (c) who was the provider; and (d) what was the total cost.


Senator Arbib (Minister for Employment Participation and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Government Service Delivery) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

From 24 November 2007 to 21 July 2009, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations was not requested to organise or pay for any media training for the portfolio ministers and/or their staff.