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Notice given 4 August 2003

Senator Faulkner: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1705-1722)—With reference to each separate agency within the Minister’s responsibility:

(1) How was the agency advised of the Government’s revised requirements regarding corporate branding, logos, stationery design etc.

(2) When was that advice provided.

(3) Does the agency propose to adopt the revised requirements, or will the agency be seeking an exemption from these requirements; if the latter, from whom will the agency seek the exemption.

(4) Will the agency be seeking the advice of the Government Communications Unit in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in relation to these requirements.

(5) What is the expected time frame for the implementation of these revised requirements, if appropriate.

(6) What does this implementation entail.

(7) What is the expected cost of the implementation of these revised requirements, in terms of: (a) expendables, such as stationery; (b) consultancies; (c) software redesign; (d) capital items, such as signage; and (e) any other expected costs.

1705 Minister representing the Prime Minister

1706 Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services

1707 Minister representing the Treasurer

1708 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

1709 Minister for Defence

1710 Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

1711 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

1712 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

1713 Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

1714 Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage

1715 Minister representing the Attorney-General

1716 Minister for Finance and Administration

1717 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1718 Minister for Family and Community Services

1719 Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training

1720 Minister for Health and Ageing

1721 Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources

1722 Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Senator Faulkner: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1724-1741)—In relation to each separate agency within the Minister’s responsibility:

(1) On how many occasions since March 1996 has the agency entered into a consultancy contract in relation to the provision of services related to: (a) corporate branding; (b) logo design; (c) stationery design; and/or (d) related or associated services.

(2) (a) What was the date of each contract entered into; (b) who was the consultant thereby engaged; and (c) when was each of the contracts completed.

(3) (a) What was the outcome of each of those consultancies; and (b) can a copy be provided of the design or designs, logo, brand etc provided to the agency as a result of each consultancy referred to in paragraph (2) above, together with advice as to whether these designs etc were adopted and implemented by the agency.

(4) What was the cost of each of the separate contracts specified in paragraph (2) above.

(5) What was the cost of implementing the designs, logos etc specified in paragraph (3) above as being adopted by the agency.

(6) How are these designs, logos etc implemented by the agency.

(7) In relation to each design, logo etc adopted by the agency, what advice was provided by the consultant and accepted by the agency as to the reason why that design, logo etc was appropriate and recommended.

(8) If, during the period March 1996 to the present, the agency developed its own: (a) corporate branding; (b) logo design; (c) stationery design; and/or (d) related or associated services; how many staff were employed to develop (a) to (d).

(9) If, during the period March 1996 to the present, the agency developed its own: (a) corporate branding; (b) logo design; (c) stationery design; and/or (d) related or associated services; what was the cost to the agency to develop (a) to (d).

(10) If, during the period March 1996 to the present, the agency developed its own: (a) corporate branding; (b) logo design; (c) stationery design; and/or (d) related or associated services; what was the cost of implementing (a) to (d).

(11) If, during the period March 1996 to the present, the agency developed its own: (a) corporate branding; (b) logo design; (c) stationery design; and/or (d) related or associated services; how did the agency implement (a) to (d).

(12) (a) What arrangements has the agency made, or will the agency make, to protect the intellectual copyright of the logos, designs etc adopted by the agency; and (b) what is the cost, or the expected cost, of undertaking these arrangements.

1724 Minister representing the Prime Minister

1725 Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services

1726 Minister representing the Treasurer

1727 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

1728 Minister for Defence

1729 Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

1730 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

1731 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

1732 Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

1733 Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage

1734 Minister representing the Attorney-General

1735 Minister for Finance and Administration

1736 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1737 Minister for Family and Community Services

1738 Minister representing the Minister for Education, Science and Training

1739 Minister for Health and Ageing

1740 Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources

1741 Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs