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Notice given 24 November 2008

Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 876-881)—In regard to the Minister’s administered portfolio area, for the 2008 calendar year, can lists be provided for: (a) the top 5 program overspends and their costs; and (b) the top 5 program underspends and their costs.

876 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

877 Special Minister of State

880 Minister for Human Services

881 Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law ( transferred to the Minister representing the Treasurer on 5 February 2009 )

Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 882-897)— For the 2008 calendar year, can lists be provided for: (a) the department’s top 5 program overspends and their costs; and (b) the department’s top 5 program underspends and their costs.

884 Minister representing the Treasurer

885 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

886 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

887 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

888 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

890 Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

892 Minister representing the Attorney-General

897 Minister representing the Minister for Sport ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing on 19 January 2009 )

Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 898-920)—What is the aggregate amount spent by the department on media monitoring during the 2008 calendar year.

898 Minister representing the Minister for Education

899 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

901 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

902 Special Minister of State

903 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

904 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

905 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

906 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

907 Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation

908 Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

909 Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

910 Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

911 Minister for Climate Change and Water

912 Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

 

 913 Minister representing the Attorney-General

914 Minister for Human Services

915 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

916 Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy

917 Minister representing the Minister for Tourism

919 Minister representing the Minister for Youth ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Education on 9 December 2008 )

920 Minister representing the Minister for Sport

Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 921-943)—For the 2008 calendar year, can details be provided of the start date, duration, cost and nature (direct source or open source) of tender for each individual consultancy contract with the department dealing with: (a) media relations; (b) public relations; (c) public events management; (d) communications; and (e) communications strategy.

921 Minister representing the Minister for Education

922 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

924 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

925 Special Minister of State

926 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

927 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

928 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

929 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

930 Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation

931 Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

932 Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

933 Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

934 Minister for Climate Change and Water

935 Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

936 Minister representing the Attorney-General

937 Minister for Human Services

938 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

939 Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy

940 Minister representing the Minister for Tourism

942 Minister representing the Minister for Youth

943 Minister representing the Minister for Sport

Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 944-966)—

(1) Can details be provided, as of 24 November 2008, of the total number of all staff in:

(a) the Minister’s office whose job description involves: (i) media relations, (ii) media advice, (iii) public relations, (iv) public affairs, (v) communications, and (vi) communications strategy; and

 

 (b) the department whose job description involves: (i) media relations, (ii) media advice, (iii) public relations, (iv) public affairs, (v) communications, and (vi) communications strategy.

(2) Can details be provided of the aggregate salary and superannuation costs during the 2008 calendar year for all staff in:

(a) the Minister’s office whose job description involves: (i) media relations, (ii) media advice, (iii) public relations, (iv) public affairs, (v) communications, and (vi) communications strategy; and

(b) the department whose job description involves: (i) media relations, (ii) media advice, (iii) public relations, (iv) public affairs, (v) communications, and (vi) communications strategy.

(3) Can details be provided of the aggregate travel costs during the 2008 calendar year for all staff in:

(a) the Minister’s office whose job description involves: (i) media relations, (ii) media advice, (iii) public relations, (iv) public affairs, (v) communications, and (vi) communications strategy; and

(b) the department whose job description involves: (i) media relations, (ii) media advice, (iii) public relations, (iv) public affairs, (v) communications, and (vi) communications strategy.

(4) Can details be provided of the aggregate mobile phone costs during the 2008 calendar year for all staff in:

(a) the Minister’s office whose job description involves: (i) media relations, (ii) media advice, (iii) public relations, (iv) public affairs, (v) communications, and (vi) communications strategy; and

(b) the department whose job description involves: (i) media relations, (ii) media advice, (iii) public relations, (iv) public affairs, (v) communications, and (vi) communications strategy.

(5) Can a breakdown be provided of every review, inquiry and committee which is being conducted in the department that has been announced since 1 December 2007.

(6) (a) How many of the department’s reviews, inquiries and committees are in progress or incomplete as of 24 November 2008; and (b) what are their reporting dates.

(7) In regard to each of the department’s review, inquiry and committee (completed and incomplete as of 24 November 2008) that has or is being conducted during the 2008 calendar year: (a) what is the number of departmental staff allocated to each; (b) what is the aggregate number of departmental staff allocated to all; (c) were external consultants engaged to assist in any; if so, which consultants and how much has each consultancy cost (please itemise for each); and (d) what have been the travel costs associated with those staff involved in each (please itemise for each).

(8) For the 2008 calendar year, what is the total cost of each departmental review, inquiry and committee, including staff wages, consultancy costs, travel and any other associated expenditure (please itemise for each).

944 Minister representing the Minister for Education

945 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

946 Minister representing the Treasurer

947 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

948 Special Minister of State

 

 949 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

950 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

951 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

952 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

953 Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation

954 Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

955 Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

956 Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

957 Minister for Climate Change and Water

958 Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

959 Minister representing the Attorney-General

960 Minister for Human Services

961 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

962 Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy

963 Minister representing the Minister for Tourism

964 Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law

965 Minister representing the Minister for Youth ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Education on 9 December 2008 )

966 Minister representing the Minister for Sport