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Monday, 12 October 2015
Page: 10953

Department of Finance: Departmental Media Events

(Question No. 1342)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Minister for Finance, in writing, on 17 August 2015:

In respect of departmental costs for media events and photo opportunities in 2014-15, what (a) date was each event held, (b) location was each event held at, (c) sum was spent on each event, (d) announcement and/or issue did the event relate to, and (e) was the expenditure for.


Mr Morrison: The Minister for Finance has supplied the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(a) The Medibank Private Share Offer Pre-Registration launch date was 28 September 2014. The Medibank Private Share Offer Prospectus launch date was 20 October 2014.

(b) The location for both announcements was the Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne.

(c) The sum of $19,895 inc GST was spent on the Medibank Private Share Offer Pre-Registration announcement. The sum of $31,228 inc GST was spent on the Medibank Private Share Offer Prospectus announcement.

(d) The events relate to the announcements of the Pre-Registration open for the Medibank Private Share Offer and the announcement of the availability of the Medibank Private Share Offer Prospectus.

(e) The expenditure was for venue hire, staging at venue, signage, filming, webcast and conference call, signers, and photography.