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Tuesday, 8 March 2005
Page: 132


Senator Faulkner asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 19 November 2004:

With reference to the proposed National Security advertising campaign:

(1)   For each of the financial years, 2003-04 and 2004-05:

(a)  

   What is the cost of this advertising campaign; and

                   (a) Television (TV) placements;

   (b) Radio placements;

   (c) Newspaper placements;

   (d) Printing and mail outs; and

   (e) Research.

(b)  

   What is the breakdown of these advertising costs for:

                   (a) Television (TV) placements;

   (b) Radio placements;

   (c) Newspaper placements;

   (d) Printing and mail outs; and

   (e) Research.

(2)   What:

(a)  

   Creative agency or agencies; and

(b)  

   Research agency or agencies; have been engaged for the campaign.

(3)   When will the campaign begin, and when is it planned to end.

(4)   If there is a mail out planned, to whom will it be targeted what database will be used to select addresses - the Australian Taxation Office database, the electoral database or other. (5)   (a)   What appropriations will the department use to authorise any of the payments either committed to be made or proposed to be made as part of this advertising campaign;

(5) (a)   What appropriations will the department use to authorise any of the payments either committed to be made or proposed to be made as part of this advertising campaign;

(b)   Will those appropriations be made in the 2003-04 or 2004-05 financial year;

(c)   Will the appropriations relate to a departmental or administered item or the Advance to the Minister for Finance and Administration; and

(d)   If an appropriation relates to a departmental or administered item, what is the relevant line item in the relevant Portfolio Budget Statement for that item.

(6)   Has a request been made of the Minister for Finance and Administration to issue a drawing right to pay out moneys for any part of the advertising campaign; if so:

(a)  

   What are the details of that request; and

(b)  

   Against which particular appropriation is it requested that the money be paid.

(7)   Has the Minister for Finance and Administration issued a drawing right as referred to in paragraph (6) above; if so, what are the details of that drawing right.

(8)   Has an official or minister made a payment of public money or debited an amount against an appropriation in accordance with a drawing right issued by the Minister for Finance and Administration for any part of the advertising campaign.


Senator Ellison (Minister for Justice and Customs) —The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1) (a)   2003-04 - $612,000; 2004-05 estimated at $7,655,000         (b)   (a) 2003-04 Nil; 2004-05 estimated at $2,610,000

(b) (a)   2003-04 Nil; 2004-05 estimated at $2,610,000

(b)  

   2003-04 Nil; 2004-05 estimated at $184,000

(c)  

   2003-04 Nil; 2004-05 estimated at $2,497,000

(d)  

   2003-04 $1490; 2004-05 estimated at $10,000

(e)  

   2003-04 $338,146; 2004-05 estimated at $255,000.

(2) (a)   BMF Advertising Pty Ltd

(b)   Worthington Di Marzio

(3)   The campaign began on 25 September 2004. The campaign is scheduled to end in June 2005.

(4)   No mail out planned. (5)   (a)   Attorney-General’s Department departmental outputs appropriations.

(5) (a)   Attorney-General’s Department departmental outputs appropriations.

(b)   Appropriations made in both years.

(c)   The appropriations for the campaign are included in the departmental outputs appropriation for output 2.4 in the Attorney-General’s Department.

(d)   See response to 5 (c).

(6)   No.

(a)  

   Not applicable.

(b)  

   Not applicable.

(7)   No.

(8)   No.