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Tuesday, 11 August 2009
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Senator Minchin asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 30 April 2009:

(1)   How many new Government websites (i.e. additional ‘.gov.au’ domain names) have been created since 27 August 2008.

(2)   What are these websites.

(3)   Who designed these websites.

(4)   Who updates and maintains the content on each website.

(5)   How many staff in each department are employed to maintain these websites.

(6)   What was the total cost for the design of each website.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   A total of 27 new Government websites (i.e. ‘.gov.au’ domain names) went live between 27 August 2008 and 30 April 2009.

(2)   Details for each website are provided in the attached table.

(3)   Details for each website are provided in the attached table.

(4)   Details for each website are provided in the attached table.

(5)   Details for each website are provided in the attached table.

(6)   Details for each website are provided in the attached table.

Website name

Department

Purpose of website

Who designed the website?

Who updates and maintains content on the website?

Number of staff employed to maintain website.

Total cost for the design of website to 30 Apr 09

donatelife.gov.au

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority

Public information portal for the new Authority.

Internal agency staff and Ace-Hosting

Internal agency staff and Ace-Hosting

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

Nil

humanrightsconsultation.gov.au

Attorney-General’s Department

To provide an opportunity for the public to share their views and ideas on human rights.

Internal agency staff and Zoo Group

Internal agency staff

One staff member

  $22,120

antidiscrimination.gov.au

Attorney-General’s Department

Website for the National Anti-Discrimination Information Gateway

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $ 5,500

educationtaxrefund.gov.au

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

To provide a simple site that will allow people to easily access information on the Education Tax Refund measure.

External - Leo Burnett

Internal agency staff direct changes and updates to Leo Burnett who facilitates them

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

$41,057

ties.gov.au

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

To provide an opportunity for tax professionals and the public to raise issues relating to the care and maintenance of the Australian Government’s tax and superannuation systems. The Tax Issues Entry Systems (TIES) is an Australian Government initiative jointly managed by the ATO and the Treasury.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

$43,500

srcc.gov.au

Comcare

Subsidiary body - Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

$2,307

farmready.gov.au

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

FarmReady Reimbursement Grants. The website provides current program information, downloadable forms and a searchable database of registered courses for primary producers and training providers.

ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd

Internal agency staff and ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $ 3,360

digitalready.gov.au

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

To support the digital switchover communication campaign.

Internal agency staff and BMF Advertising

Internal agency staff and BMF Advertising

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $95,082

civmilcoe.gov.au

Department of Defence

To disseminate work of the Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence.

Internal agency staff and Insitec, Blueblood

Internal agency staff and Insitec

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $23,200

buildingtheeducationrevolution.gov.au

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

To provide information on the Building the Education Revolution Program.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

Nil

studyoverseas.gov.au

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

To inform Australians about studying overseas as part of their tertiary education or training.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

Nil

otl.gov.au

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

To provide public accountability information regarding the Office of Township Leasing..

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $ 1,380

australiantransplantauthority.gov.au

Department of Health and Ageing

Built as an interim site only - provided by DoHA for the newly established Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority. This domain now links through to donatelife.gov.au.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $ 6,808

nihec.gov.au

Department of Health and Ageing

To provide information on the work of the National Indigenous Health Equality Council.

Internal agency staff and Dreamtime Public Relations

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $ 9,667

drinkingnightmare.gov.au

Department of Health and Ageing

To provide information on the costs and consequences of binge drinking to the target audiences (particularly parents of 13-17 year olds) and to provide links to alcohol and drug services.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $21,771

measureup.gov.au

Department of Health and Ageing

To provide information on the social marketing campaign for the Australian Better Health Initiative.

Internal agency staff and 303 Advertising Pty Ltd

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

$77,904

healthemergency.gov.au

Department of Health and Ageing

To provide important information about Health Emergencies - currently being used to provide information about swine flu.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $12,851

flupandemic.gov.au

Department of Health and Ageing

To provide information about pandemic influenza such as bird flu and to contain the Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza (2008).

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $11,149

nalwt.gov.au

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

To provide information on the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

$ 350

nationbuildingprogram.gov.au

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Rebranded AusLink website to match current program.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Two

Nil

aclg.gov.au

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

To facilitate meetings of the Australian Council of Local Government.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $250

scienceweek.gov.au

Department of Innovation Industry Science and Research

To provide current information about National Science Week.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

Nil

marinemammals.gov.au

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Australian Antarctic Division, Marine Mammals Centre

Although the web name is new this site is simply part of the AAD’s larger web site. The purpose of a separate web address is to facilitate simple communication between the Centre and its stakeholders.

Internal agency staff and Vanessa Tucker, Flame Creations

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $ 2,660

economicstimulusplan.gov.au

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

To provide a whole of government on line program administration tool for the Australian Government’s Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan.

Internal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) staff in consultation with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet staff

Internal staff and staff from key line agencies involved in the delivery of the Nation Building - Economic Stimulus Plan

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

Nil

clinicalguidelines.gov.au

National Health & Medical Research Council

To provide one-stop-shop access to all current clinical practice guidelines in Australia that meet National Guideline Clearinghouse inclusion criteria (around 100 guidelines). This website will be primarily aimed at clinicians working in primary health, community care and tertiary care.

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

$43,608

guaranteescheme.gov.au

Reserve Bank of Australia

To provide information on the authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADI) guarantee scheme.

Internal agency staff and Wunderkind

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

  $1,080

flb.gov.au

The Treasury

Website for The Financial Literacy Board

Internal agency staff

Internal agency staff

Maintained by a team responsible for a number of websites

$1,000