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Wednesday, 24 August 1994
Page: 299

(Question No. 1510)

Senator Calvert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Social Security, upon notice, on 30 June 1994:

  (1) What description can be given for the illustrated A3 chart for the Minister's use which was purchased from Grey Advertising, Phillip, ACT, at a cost of $2 056.

  (2) Why was this chart purchased.

  (3) How will this chart be used.

  (4) Who will use the chart.

  (5) Where is the chart located.

  (6) What does the chart advertise.

  (7) What other costs were associated with the purchase of this chart.

Senator Crowley —The Minister for Social Security has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1-4) The chart is a graphical colour representation of a flow diagram illustrating possible approaches to providing assistance to unemployed people. It was prepared to assist in the explanation of those approaches during the Government's preparation of the White Paper on Employment. It is classified as Cabinet-In-Confidence.

  (5) Copies of the chart have been placed on departmental files.

  (6) The chart performs no advertising function.

  (7) Nil.