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Monday, 7 November 2011
Page: 8449

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

(Question No. 1253)


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

(1) How many programs are there within the department.

(2) Can a breakdown be provided over the forward estimates of each program, including:

(a) program title;

(b) program summary;

(c) whether the program is ongoing, lapsing or terminating;

(d) administered and departmental costs; and

(e) program staffing numbers and location.

(3) Are there any cross-portfolio programs within the department; if so:

(a) what are the titles of these cross-portfolio programs and what departments/agencies are involved; and

(b) what is the expenditure breakdown of the cross-portfolio programs (e.g. administered and departmental costs).


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

(1) There are three programs within the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy as outlined in the 2011-12 Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Portfolio Budget Statements:

(a) Program 1.1: Broadband and Communications Infrastructure;

(b) Program 1.2: Digital Economy and Postal Services; and

(c) Program 1.3: Broadcasting and Digital Television.

(2) Consistent with the information provided in the 2011-12 Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Portfolio Budget Statements, a breakdown of the requested information is provided, and is available from the Senate Table Office.

(3) There are no cross-portfolio programs in the Department.