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Thursday, 11 October 2012
Page: 8096

Ministerial Staff: iPad and iPhones

(Question No. 2101)


Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 23 August 2012.

How many:

(a) iPad 2 or equivalent tablet devices have been provided to Defence related personnel in ministerial offices since 1 July 2011?

(b) iPad 3 or equivalent tablet devices have been provided to personnel in Ministerial offices since 1 April 2012?

(c) iPhones have been supplied to personnel in Ministerial offices since 1 November 2010?


Senator Bob Carr: The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(a) Since 1 July 2011, a total of five iPad 2 devices have been provided to Departmental staff and Advisers employed in the ministerial offices.

(b) As at 23 August 2011, no iPad 3 or equivalent tablet devices had been provided to any Departmental staff or Advisers in the Ministerial offices.

(c) Since 1 November 2010, the Department has provided one iPhone to the Minister for Defence. This iPhone was to replace an earlier iPhone model.