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Notice given 27 November 2008

1040  Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation ( transferred to the Special Minister of State on 3 December 2008 )—

(1) Since 1 December 2007, how many government staff employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MoPS) have been provided with a motor vehicle as part of their remuneration package.

(2) In which ministerial or parliamentary secretarial offices do these staff work and if certain offices have more than one such MoPS staffer, please specify the number of staff and the offices where they work.

(3) Since 1 December 2007, what is the make, model and value of each motor vehicle provided to each government MoPS staff adviser as part of their remuneration package.

 

 (4) Since 1 December 2007, did any government MoPS staff take up the option to upgrade the motor vehicle provided to them as part of their remuneration package to another make or model; if so: (a) what was the make, model and value of each upgraded vehicle; and (b) how much was paid in upgrade fees for each vehicle.

(5) For each motor vehicle, can a detailed accounting of the costs incurred over the past 12 months by government MoPS staff in the use of the motor vehicle provided to them as part of their remuneration package be provided for: (a) petrol; (b) car maintenance; and (c) car insurance premiums.

1041  Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister—With reference to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet publication, Australian Government: One Year Progress Report , dated November 2008:

(1) How much funding has the Government allocated to compile, produce, publish and distribute this publication.

(2) Which Government departments and agencies were involved in the compilation, drafting, production, printing and distribution of this publication.

(3) How many departmental staff were involved in the compilation, drafting, production, printing and distribution of this publication.

(4) How many departmental staff hours were expended in the compilation, drafting, production printing and distribution of this publication.

(5) (a) How many hard copies of this publication have been produced; and (b) have these, or will these, publications be direct mailed or sent through unaddressed mail.

(6) How much has been budgeted towards distribution costs for this publication.

(7) Were any external consultants required to help produce this publication; if so, for each consultant: (a) who was the consultant; (b) what did the consultancy cost; and (c) can an itemised list of the expenditures of the contract be provided.

(8) Was this publication, or elements of it, focus group tested; if so, how much did that research cost taxpayers.

(9) How many soft copies, or a weblink to this publication, have been distributed electronically.

(10) Have soft or electronic copies of this publication been distributed through the databases acquired from third party organisations or websites, including GetUp! and trade unions.

1042  Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation ( transferred to the Special Minister of State on 3 December 2008 )—With reference to the private-plated Toyota Prius vehicle provided by entitlement to the Prime Minister:

(1) As of 27 November 2008, what was the odometer reading for the vehicle.

(2) As of 27 November 2008: (a) what was the most recent odometer reading in the department’s records for the vehicle; and (b) what was the date of that odometer reading.

(3) On 1 January 2008: (a) what was the most recent odometer reading in the department’s records for the vehicle; and (b) what was the date of that odometer reading.

 

 (4) Is the vehicle home-based by department criteria in Canberra or Brisbane.

(5) On 27 November 2008, was the vehicle physically located in Canberra or Brisbane.