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Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Page: 172


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, upon notice, on 10 September 2009:

For the 2008-09 financial year:

(1)   Did the Minister have any ministerial letterhead produced using the funds or resources of his or her home department; if so

(a)   how many sheets of letterhead were produced; and

(b)   what was the cost of the production of the letterhead.

(2)   What was the total postage cost of mailings conducted by the Minister and/or Parliamentary Secretary using their departmental-funded franking machine.

(3)  

(a)   What was the total cost, including production and distribution, of all direct mail pieces produced by the department, including as part of a government communications campaign, where the Minister or Prime Minister was the nominal author of the piece; and

(b)   can an itemized list be provided of ; (i) production costs, and (ii) distribution costs.           


Senator Conroy (Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(1)   Yes.

(a)   41,000.

(b)   $7620.00.

(2)   $1613.81.

(3)  

(a)   Nil, there were no direct mail pieces produced by the department, including as part of a government communications campaign, where the Minister or Prime Minister was the nominal author of the piece.

(b)   N/A.