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Notice given 13 February 2002

88  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—

(1) Has the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) used an electronic version of the Electoral Roll provided by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC); if so: (a) when did the AEC provide the Electoral Roll; and (b) for what purpose(s) has it been used.

(2) Has the ACCC ever sought legal advice as to the lawfulness of using the Electoral Roll for those purposes; if so, from whom has this legal advice been sought.

(3) Following the provision of the legal advice, was the ACCC satisfied that the use of the Electoral Roll was in fact lawful; if so, on what basis was the ACCC satisfied that the use of the Electoral Roll was lawful.

89  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister representing the Treasurer—

(1) Has the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) used an electronic version of the Electoral Roll provided by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC); if so, (a) when did the AEC provide the Electoral Roll; and (b) for what purpose(s) has it been used.

(2) Has ASIC ever sought legal advice as to the lawfulness of using the Electoral Roll for those purpose; if so, from whom has this legal advice been sought.

(3) Following the provision of the legal advice, was ASIC satisfied that the use of the Electoral Roll was in fact lawful; if so, on what basis was ASIC satisfied that the use of the Electoral Roll was lawful.

Senator Ray: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 91-92)—

(1) What contracts has the department or any agency of the department provided to the firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in the 1999-2000 financial year.

(2) In each instance what was the purpose of the work undertaken by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

(3) In each instance what has been the cost to the department of the contract.

(4) In each instance what selection process was used to select Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (open tender, short-list or some other process).

91 Minister representing the Treasurer

92 Minister for Health and Ageing

Senator Ray: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 93-94)—

(1) What contracts has the department or any agency of the department provided to the firm KPMG in the 1999-2000 financial year.

(2) In each instance what was the purpose of the work undertaken by KPMG.

(3) In each instance what has been the cost to the department of the contract.

(4) In each instance what selection process was used to select KPMG (open tender, short-list or some other process).

93 Minister representing the Treasurer

94 Minister for Health and Ageing

Senator Ray: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 95-96)—

(1) What contracts has the department or any agency of the department provided to the firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the 1999-2000 financial year.

(2) In each instance what was the purpose of the work undertaken by PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

(3) In each instance what has been the cost to the department of the contract.

(4) In each instance what selection process was used to select PriceWaterhouseCoopers (open tender, short-list or some other process).

95 Minister representing the Treasurer

96 Minister for Health and Ageing

Senator Ray: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 97-98)—

(1) What contracts has the department or any agency of the department provided to the firm Ernst & Young in the 1999-2000 financial year.

(2) In each instance what was the purpose of the work undertaken by Ernst & Young.

(3) In each instance what has been the cost to the department of the contract.

(4) In each instance what selection process was used to select Ernst & Young (open tender, short-list or some other process).

97 Minister representing the Treasurer

98 Minister for Health and Ageing

Senator Ray: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 99-100)—

(1) What contracts has the department or any agency of the department provided to the firm Arthur Andersen in the 1999-2000 financial year.

(2) In each instance what was the purpose of the work undertaken by Arthur Andersen.

(3) In each instance what has been the cost to the department of the contract.

(4) In each instance what selection process was used to select Arthur Andersen (open tender, short-list or some other process).

99 Minister representing the Treasurer

100 Minister for Health and Ageing

Senator Ray: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 101-102)—

(1) What was the total value of market research sought by the department and any agencies of the department for the 1999-2000 financial year.

(2) What was the purpose of each contract let.

(3) In each instance: (a) how many firms were invited to submit proposals; and (b) how many tender proposals were received.

(4) In each instance, which firm was selected to conduct the research.

(5) In each instance: (a) what was the estimated or contract price of the research work; and (b) what was the actual amount expended by the department or any agency of the department.

101 Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services

102 Minister representing the Treasurer