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Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Page: 172

Australian Border Force podcast

(Question No. 57)

Mr Keogh asked the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, in writing, on 07 November 2016:

(1) What is the per-episode cost of the Australian Border Force (ABF) podcast.

(2) What sum has the ABF budgeted for the production of its podcast in 2016-17.

(3) What is the purpose of the ABF's podcast.

Mr Dutton: Minister for Immigration and Border Protection has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The podcast is produced by the Department's Communication and Engagement Branch from within existing resources.

The ABF podcast is a departmental initiative identified to broaden the reach of our existing communication channels. The purpose of the podcast is to provide the opportunity for the Australian public and related government agencies to learn more about the ABF and promote the ABF's role in supporting Australia's economy, safety and security of our border in an open and transparent way.