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Tuesday, 17 March 1987
Page: 993

(Question No. 4947)


Mr Maher asked the Minister for Communications, upon notice, on 26 November 1986:

(1) What sums were paid by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for legal work in each year since 1981-82.

(2) To which firms of solicitors in each State and Territory were these moneys paid.


Mr Duffy —The following answer to the honourable member's question is based upon information provided by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

(1)-

1981-82-$489,290

1982-83-$667,850

1983-84-$1,011,266

1984-85-$455,438.20

1985-86-$431,263.73

(2)-

NSW-Allen Allen & Hemsley; Minter Simpson; Hunt & Hunt

Victoria-Blake & Riggall

Queensland-Biggs & Biggs

South Australia-Finlaysons

Western Australia-Stephen Jaques Stone James

Northern Territory-Cridland & Bauer

Tasmania-Murdoch Clarke Cosgrove

ACT-Colquhoun Murphy