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Notice given 10 February 2011

388  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—What is the total cost of office furniture (whether new or refurbished): (a) purchased; and (b) leased, by the department and its agencies (listed separately) for each financial year since 2008-09.

389  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—

(1) What is the total cost of water coolers: (a) purchased; and (b) leased, by the department and each of its agencies (listed separately) for each financial year since 2008-09.

(2)  What is the total cost of water consumed by the department and each of its agencies (listed separately) for each financial year since 2008-09.

390  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—What is the total cost of plants: (a) purchased; and (b) leased, by the department and each of its agencies (listed separately) for each financial year since 2008-09.

 

 391  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—What are the total costs of floor coverings (whether new or refurbished) for tiles, carpets, rugs, vinyl and other (listed separately): (a) purchased; and (b) leased, by the department and its agencies (listed separately) for each financial year since 2008-09.

392  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—What is the total cost of window furnishings (whether new or refurbished): (a) purchased; and (b) leased, by the department and its agencies (listed separately) for each financial year since 2008-09.

393  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—

(1) What is the total cost of coffee machines (whether new or refurbished) and consumables purchased by the department and its agencies (listed separately) for each financial year since 2008-09.

(2) What is the total cost of coffee machines leased by the department and its agencies (listed separately) for each financial year since 2008-09.

394  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—What is the total cost of media monitoring services for the department, its agencies and the Minister’s office (listed separately) for each financial year since 2007-08.

395  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—What is the total cost of newspapers, magazines, circular subscriptions and other externally-produced publications for the department and its agencies (listed separately) for each financial year since 2008-09.

396  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—Can a list be provided detailing the electronic or digital publications to which the department and its agencies subscribe (listed separately) or pay a fee to access or receive, including the: (a) cost; (b) title; and (c) publisher.

397  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—What is the total quantity and cost of A4 paper used by the department and its agencies (listed separately) for each financial year since 2008-09.

398  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—Can a list be provided detailing:

(a) the reports generated by the department and each of its agencies (listed separately) for each financial year since 2008-09; and for each report:

(i) its number of pages,

(ii) the number ordered to be printed (including any reprints),

(iii) the number actually printed,

(iv) the aggregate cost of printing,

(v) the number distributed,

(vi) the number still held by the department (or its agencies),

(vii) the number that were destroyed and the cost of destruction, and

(viii) the cost of storage; and

(b) the weight of paper stock that was used for the internal pages.

 

 399  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—

(1) Can a list be provided detailing the number of departmental staff (and agency staff) employed outside Australia, including: (a) where they are located; (b) their position titles; and (c) their position descriptions.

(2) Can a list be provided detailing the department’s offices located outside Australia, including: (a) their physical address; (b) the number of staff stationed there; (c) if leased, the cost of leasing the property annually and the terms of the lease (including the duration and any options); and (d) if purchased, the cost of purchase.

400  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—Can a list be provided detailing: (a) the internet domain names registered by the department, related statutory bodies or agents on their behalf; (b) the cost of designing and building each site; and (c) the cost of maintaining each site (broken down by year since establishment).

401  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—With reference to promotional items that include the logo, crest or other identifying branding of the department and each of its agencies (listed separately), can a list be provided detailing:

(a) the type of promotional items;

(b) the quantity of items produced;

(c) the total cost of the production of the items;

(d) to whom these items were distributed; and

(e) what proportion of stock remains undistributed.

402  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—Can a list be provided detailing the number of laptops, Netbooks, iPads, Blackberries or other personal digital assistants or devices (listed separately) purchased or leased by the department, its agencies and the Minister’s office (listed separately) for each financial year since 2007-08, identifying:

(a) the capital cost;

(b) the annual leasing payment;

(c) the number of each type of device purchased or leased;

(d) the number of each type of device lost, damaged, reported stolen or missing and the cost of replacement;

(e) the cost of providing IT support and maintenance for these devices; and

(f) the cost of software or applications for these devices.

403  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—With reference to staffing levels in the department and each of its agencies (listed separately) as at 8 February 2011, can a list be provided detailing the total number of:

(a) actual staff;

(b) full-time equivalent staff;

(c) actual staff that are:

(i) permanent,

(ii) casual, and

(iii) contract; and

 

 (d) full-time equivalent staff that are:

(i) permanent,

(ii) casual, and

(iii) contract.

404  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations—Can a list be provided detailing the number and classifications of: (a) personal staff; and (b) Departmental Liaison Officers, based in or attached to the Minister’s office for each financial year since 2007-08.

405  Senator Mason: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth—With reference to the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History:

(1) When will the 2010 prize be awarded.

(2) Who is on the Advisory Committee for the 2010 prize.