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Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Page: 262

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

(Question No. 1021)

Senator Abetz asked the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, upon notice, on 22 August 2011:

With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 80 taken on notice during the 2011-12 Budget estimates hearing of the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee in May 2011 regarding the answer to question no. 400 taken on notice during the 2010-11 additional estimates hearings advising that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) provided its responses to the department on 13 December 2010:

(1) When did the department provide the ABC's responses to the Minister's office.

(2) Were any changes required to be made to the answers after they were provided to the Minister's office.

Senator Conroy: The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

The responses were provided to the Minister's office as soon as practical after the department had checked the responses for consistency with the questions asked and for factual accuracy.