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Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Page: 178

Department: Promotional material and merchandise

(Question No. 179)


Mr Keogh asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, in writing, on 7 November 2016:

What sum was spent on promotional material and merchandise for the departments and agencies within the Minister's portfolio in 2015-16, and, of this, (a) what types of promotional material and merchandise were produced, and (b) what policy areas did this relate to.


Mr Keenan: - The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

Agency

Spend (GST excl.)

Policy areas

Attorney-General's Department

To attempt to provide the level of detail requested would involve an unreasonable diversion of resources as this information is not centrally recorded.

Australian Law Reform Commission

Nil

Federal Circuit Court and Family Court

$25,497

General promotion

The Federal Court

Nil

Australian Human Rights Commission

$12,555

USBs, pens, notebooks, bags for general promotion of the Commission

Office of Parliamentary Counsel

$782

Legislative drafting and Office of Parliamentary Counsel pens for use by participants of Legislation Process Courses

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

 

$47,818

In 2015-16, prior to the merger of the ACC and CrimTrac on 1 July 2016, costs for promotional material and merchandise were split equally between the ACC and CrimTrac.

Australian Crime Commission

In 2015-16 the former Australian Crime Commission (ACC) spent $23,909 on promotional material and merchandise.

a) Medallions, notebooks, pens, ties, scarves, cufflinks and lapel pins.

b) These items were in preparation for the merge of CrimTrac and the Australian Crime Commission which came into effect on 1 July 2016.

CrimTrac

In 2015-16 the former CrimTrac spent $23,909 on promotional material and merchandise.

a) Medallions, notebooks, pens, ties, scarves, cufflinks and lapel pins.

b) These items were in preparation for the merge of CrimTrac and the Australian Crime Commission which came into effect on 1 July 2016.

 

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

$846

50 Law Enforcement Medallions and protective pouches were produced for presentation to appropriate dignitaries in support of ACLEI's objectives.

These Medallions related to the corruption prevention policy area.

 

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

$20,714

$120.00 A3 posters: How to make a privacy complaint, privacy policy area

$7394.17 Event tote bags stickers and brochures: Privacy Awareness Week business breakfast materials, privacy policy area

$3,800.00 Three videos: Privacy Awareness Week video, privacy policy area

$9,400 Campaign website and poster: Privacy Awareness Week campaign site and poster, privacy policy area

High Court of Australia

Nil

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Nil

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Nil

National Archives of Australia

$73,569

The types of promotional material and merchandise that were produced include:

one research guide to the national archival collection, sold via the Archives' retail program

corporate gifts (mainly used by the Director-General), including note cards, silk scarves and paperweights

other promotional/souvenir material to publicise the Archives' public programs, resources and collection (these were made available free of charge), including NAA Magazine, brochures, fliers, postcards, flags/banners/signage, bookmarks, badges, posters, cloth bags and Archives-branded pencils.

Promotional material and merchandise are produced by the National Archives to promote, interpret and make available the archival resources of the Commonwealth to audiences nationally and internationally.

Australian Federal Police

 

$140,000

The materials purchased included AFP branded pens, plastic reusable coffee cups, balloons, coloured pencils, engraved pen and pencil gift set, lapel pins, vinyl stickers, plaques, frames, temporary tattoos, fact sheets, banners, booklets, website updates and maintenance, pamphlets and Bannerbug banners.

The policy areas were in:

Victim Based Crime, which includes Cyber Safety, ThinkUKnow, Day for Daniel, and Missing Persons;

International Liaison Offices and Pacific Capacity building programs; and,

Forensics (to highlight the new Forensics Facility and promote Forensics at the Australia and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) Symposium).

 

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

$4,056

 

Promotional materials for recruitment activities. Policy area, national security.

Austrac

To attempt to provide the level of detail requested would involve an unreasonable diversion of resources as this information is not centrally recorded.