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Wednesday, 22 June 2011
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Stationery

(Question Nos 228, 240, 253, 255 and 256)


Senator Humphries asked the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, Minister representing the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, Minister representing the Minister for Employment Participation and Childcare, and Minister representing the Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, upon notice, on 29 November 2010:

Since 14 September 2010, for each Minister and any Parliamentary Secretaries in their portfolio:

(1) What has been the total amount spent on stationery and publications, including a breakdown of all spending.

(2) What has been the total amount spent on printing ministerial letterhead.

(3) What is the grams per square metre [GSM] of the ministerial letterhead.

(4) Is the letterhead carbon neutral.


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

(1) The amount spent on stationery and publications from 14 September 2010:

Ministerial office

Stationery

Publications

Senator Chris Evans

$2,430

$934

The Hon Peter Garrett MP

$1,497

$1,535

The Hon Kate Ellis MP

$620

$2,825

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

$1,848

$1,129

Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins

$365

$353

(2) Total amount spent on printing ministerial letterhead from 14 September 2010:

Ministerial office

Printing of Letterheads

Senator Chris Evans

Nil

The Hon Peter Garrett MP

Nil

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

Nil

The Hon Kate Ellis MP

$1,812

Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins

$316

(3) 90 GSM paper is used for printing ministerial letterhead. The standard white paper of 80 GSM is used for other ministerial letterheads.

(4) Paper used for letterhead in Minister Garrett's office is carbon neutral. The standard white paper used for other ministerial letterheads is not carbon neutral.