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Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 Consultants engaged under s.4 of the Act ANNUAL REPORT 1 9 9 4 -9 5

Ministerial Consultants - Annual Report 1994-95

Ministers’ Consultants Annual Report 1994-95

Consultants engaged under Section 4 of the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984

Department of Administrative Services

© Commonwealth of Australia 1995

ISSN 0816-7079

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Table of Contents

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Introduction V

Relevant extracts from the Members o f Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 vi

Ministers

The Hon PJ Keating MP 1

The Hon Kim C Beazley MP 2

Senator the Hon Gareth Evans QC 5

The Hon Ralph Willis MP 7

The Hon Brian Howe MP 9

Senator the Hon Peter Cook 11

Senator the Hon Nick Bolkus 15

The Hon Simon Crean MP 18

Senator the Hon Bob Collins 22

The Hon Peter Baldwin MP 24

Senator the Hon Bob McMullan 27

The Hon Laurie Brereton MP 29

The Hon Michael Lavarch MP 31

The Hon Michael Lee MP 33

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Senator the Hon John Faulkner 37

The Hon Carmen Lawrence MP 39

The Hon David Beddall MP 41

The Hon Frank Walker QC MP 42

Index of Consultants 43

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Introduction

The Members o f Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 provides a legislative basis for the engagement of ministerial consultants as well as the employment of the staff of Parliamentary office-holders (including Ministers) and the electorate staff of Senators and Members of the House of Representatives.

This report has been prepared to comply with Section 31 of the Act, which requires that, as soon as practicable after 30 June in each year, an Annual Report which sets out certain details of ministerial consultants engaged under the Act during the year is to be tabled in both Houses of Parliament.

The report covers consultants newly engaged in 1994-95 and those whose consultancy extended into that year. Any case where a consultant was engaged for two contiguous periods with the same Minister, is treated as a single engagement.

During the period 49 consultants were engaged by Ministers. The required information in respect of each consultant is set out in respect of each Minister. The Ministers are listed in order of precedence.

Resources

Details of resources and staffing issues are included in the Department of Administrative Services Annual Report, and are also available on request from the Ministerial and Parliamentary Services Division, Department of Administrative Services, 111 Alinga Street (GPO Box 1920), Canberra, ACT, 2601.

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Relevant extracts from the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984

Section 31 of the Act provides:

As soon as practicable after 30 June in each year, the Prime Minister shall cause to be prepared a report:

(a) setting out, in respect of each Minister who held office at any time during the year ending on that 30 June, the name of each consultant engaged by the Minister under section 4 during that year and the name of each consultant engaged by the Minister under section 4 before the commencement of that year who performed tasks during that year pursuant to the engagement; and

(b) specifying, in respect of each consultant named pursuant to paragraph (a):

(i) the period of engagement of the consultant;

(ii) which of the provisions referred to in sub-section 4 (2) is or are included in the agreement under which the consultant was engaged;

(iii) where the agreement under which the consultant was engaged contained a provision of the kind referred to to in paragraph 4 (2) (a) or (c) the tasks specified in the agreement for the purposes of that provision; and

(iv) where the agreement under which the consultant was engaged contained a provision of the kind referred to in paragraph 4 (2) (b) or (d) - the general nature of the tasks that the consultant was engaged to perform;

and shall cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament.

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Sub-section 4 (2) of the Act states:

An agreement for the engagement by a Minister of a consultant under sub-section (1) shall contain one or more of the following provisions:

(a) a provision to the effect that the consultant is engaged to perform, under the supervision of the Minister, such tasks as are specified in the agreement;

(b) a provision to the effect that the consultant is engaged to perform, under the supervision of the Minister, such tasks as are from time to time specified by the Minister;

(c) a provision to the effect that the consultant is engaged to perform, under the supervision of the relevant Secretary, such tasks as are specified in the agreement;

(d) a provision to the effect that the consultant is engaged to perform, under the supervision of the relevant Secretary, such tasks as are from time to time specified by the Secretary with the Minister’s consent.

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The Hon PJ Keating MP Prime Minister

Consultant Dr Donald Watson

Period of Engagement 25 March 1993 to 24 March 1995 re-engaged to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

• Write speeches and provide political and strategic advice to the Prime Minister; and

• assist with the formulation of policy development and the development of strategies for its implementation.

Consultant

Period of Engagement

Relevant Provision

Tasks

Dr Bruce J Chapman

5 September 1994 to 4 March 1995 re-engaged to 4 May 1996

Paragraph (2) (a) (b)

• Assess and advise on issues concerned with labour markets and industrial relations.

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The Hon Kim C Beazley MP Deputy Prime Minister (from 20 June 1995) and Minister for Finance

Consultant Mr Owen Covick

Period of Engagement 29 July 1994 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provisions Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

Tasks

Undertake research projects at the Minister’s direction.

Provide strategic policy advice on a range of key areas associated with the Minister’s portfolio and ERC responsibilities particularly:

• macro-economic strategy;

• micro-economic reform issues;

• new policy development in the Budget context;

• analysis of alternate policy propositions; and

• Commonwealth superannuation.

Monitor current economic conditions.

Liaise directly with senior staff of other Ministers; with Department of Finance at the Senior Executive Service level; and with the senior officers of other agencies and institutions as necessary.

Note:

Mr Covick is engaged as a part-time Consultant working three and a half days per week and is paid a daily fee.

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Consultant Mr John Angley

Period of Engagement 11 January 1994 to 11 January 1996

Relevant Provisions Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

Tasks

Support the Minister for Finance in the development and implementation of the Budget, including:

• the development and assessment of ideas for particular programs with the aim of framing a budget which will fit the fiscal strategy agreed by the Government;

• attendance at all Expenditure Review Committee (ERC), Trilateral, Troika and White Policy Committee (WPC) meetings with the Minister;

• provision of advice on Budget processes;

• dealing directly with the Economic and Senior Advisers to the Prime Minister and the Treasurer during the Budget process;

• liaising with other Ministers’ offices to ensure the smooth mnning of the Budget process; and

• accompanying or representing the Minister for Finance in Budget consultations with Caucus and members of the minority Senate parties.

Responsibility for overseeing, advising upon, and processing work prepared by the Department of Finance on the following areas:

• health;

• community services and housing;

• child care;

• transport;

• communications and the media;

• foreign affairs, trade and development assistance;

• mnning cost arrangements; and

• preparation and introduction to Parliament of new financial management legislation.

Other duties, as directed by the Minister.

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Consultant Mr David J Phillips

Period of Engagement 24 April 1993 to 5 July 1994

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (b)

Tasks

• Provide policy and strategic advice, especially in relation to labour market, post-compulsory education and training;

• provide advice in relation to Ministerial forums and represent the Minister in Commonwealth/State negotiations;

• draft major speeches and position papers; and

• handle Ministerial office business in relation to labour market, post- compulsory education and training.

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Senator the Hon Gareth Evans QC Minister for Foreign Affairs

Consultant Mr Martin Bonsey

Period of Engagement 21 February 1994 to 15 March 1995

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

• Advise and assist the Minister in his capacity as Leader of the Government in the Senate; and

• advise and assist the Minister in his capacity as Minister for Foreign Affairs on a number of geographic areas and thematic issues.

Consultant Ms Philippa Horner

Period of Engagement 16 March 1995 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

Tasks

• Advise and assist the Minister in his capacity as Leader of the Government in the Senate; and

• advise and assist the Minister in his capacity as Minister for Foreign Affairs on a number of policy areas with significant legal and domestic aspects, including international environment issues and treaties.

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Consultant Mr Kenneth B Berry

Period of Engagement 21 October 1993 to 7 August 1994

22 February 1995 to 1 September 1995

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

To 7 August 1994

Provide policy advice to the Minister on the following:

• Japan and Korea;

• Indo-China;

• Regional security; • Latin America;

• Legal issues;

• Human rights;

• Immigration and refugee matters; • Narcotics; and

• the environment.

In addition, coordinate preparation of the Minister’s speeches and other duties as directed by the Minister.

From 22 February 1995

Complete a book, for publication by the Commonwealth, examining the Australian peace initiative in Cambodia, the negotiation and implementation of the Paris agreements, and the lessons learned for future UN operations of this nature.

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The Hon Ralph Willis MP Treasurer

Consultant Mr Owen Covick

Period of Engagement 5 January 1994 to 27 July 1994

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

Tasks

Undertake research projects at the Minister’s direction.

Provide strategic policy advice on a range of key areas associated with the Minister’s portfolio responsibilities, particularly:

• macro-economic strategy, including the appropriate settings of fiscal, monetary and wages policy;

• micro-economic reform issues;

• new policy development in the Budget context; and

• analysis of alternative policy propositions.

Monitor current economic conditions.

Liaise directly with senior staff of other Ministers, with Treasury at the Senior Executive Service level, and with the senior officers of other agencies and institutions as necessary.

Note:

Mr Covick was engaged as a part-time Consultant working three and a half days per week and was paid a daily fee.

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Consultant Ms Barbara M Livesey

Period of Engagement 11 July 1994 to 10 July 1995;

re-engaged to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

• Develop policy and provide advice relating to budget outlays; and

• provide policy advice relating to social policy matters including Social Security, Housing, Health and Development, Education and Training.

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The Hon Brian Howe MP

Deputy Prime Minister (to 20 June 1995) and Minister for Housing and Regional Development

Consultant

Period of Engagement

Relevant Provision

Tasks

Mr Geoffrey Campbell

24 March 1993 to 23 March 1995 re-engaged to 11 May 1996

Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

• Provide specialist technical and professional advice to the Minister on urban policy;

• consult with the State and Local Governments, professional, community, and other interest groups in the area of urban planning and development;

• develop an approach to the assessment and evaluation of major new initiatives in urban development; and

• provide advice on specific proposals for development in major cities.

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Consultant

Period of Engagement

Relevant Provision

Tasks

Ms Jennifer L Macklin

24 March 1993 to 23 March 1995 re-engaged to 11 May 1996

Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

• Identify the key issues and major urban reform initiatives which are high priority areas for both Federal and State and Local Government action; and

• develop a research program on key urban issues to ensure that programs address the major future development issues in Australian cities.

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Senator the Hon Peter Cook Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

Consultant Ms Pamela Fayle

Period of Engagement 15 August 1994 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provisions Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

• Provide advice on a range of industry policy and development issues, including competitiveness, innovation, research and development, services policy, trade and export finance;

• provide advice on a closer integration of Australia’s industry, trade and investment efforts;

• industry and business liaison; and

• tasks as determined from time to time.

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Consultant Ms Susan Gray

Period of Engagement 11 February 1994 to 12 August 1994

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

• Provide high level advice on a wide range of industry and cross-portfolio issues, including trade and industry and trade, employment, and labour market issues;

• develop more effective institutional and delivery arrangements for industry programs;

• communications strategy associated with the above; and

• tasks as directed by the Minister.

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Consultant Ms Jan E Adams

Period of Engagement 30 May 1994 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

Provide the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology with advice on:

• macro-economic issues affecting the economy generally;

• micro-economic reform;

• structural adjustment;

• investment;

• trade; and

• specific industry issues.

Support the Minister’s industry, science and technology responsibilities.

Support the Minister’s role as Treasury and Finance representative in the Senate and on the Expenditure Review Committee and the Structural Adjustment and Trade Committee.

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Consultant Dr Michael Pitman

Period of Engagement 11 April 1994 to 23 April 1995;

re-engaged to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

As Chief Scientist:

• advise the Prime Minister and the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology on matters affecting science and technology;

• serve as a member and Executive Officer of the Prime Minister’s Science and Engineering Council (PMSEC);

• chair the Coordination Committee on Science and Technology (CCST);

• chair the Cooperative Research Centres Committee; and

• facilitate working relations between the Australian Science and Technology Council (ASTEC) and PMSEC, and to be a member of ASTEC.

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Senator the Hon Nick Bolkus Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

Consultant Mr David R Richardson

Period of Engagement 25 March 1993 to 24 March 1995

re-engaged to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

Tasks

• Advise on economic issues, both as they relate to the portfolio of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and also as they relate to matters that come before Cabinet in the life of the Government; and

• advise on the economic aspects of immigration policy and targets, settlement issues, and in relation to the work of those areas of the portfolio which deal with such matters.

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Consultant Mr John L Richardson

Period of Engagement 25 March 1993 to 24 March 1995

re-engaged to 3 May 1995

Relevant Provision 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

Oversee the implementation of changes to be brought about by the Migration Reform Act, including:

• the establishment of the Refugee Review Tribunal;

• the review of existing policies in relation to refugee and humanitarian issues; and

• the practice and management of legal challenges to refugee application determinations.

Coordinate legislation and other duties in the Senate that fall to the Minister and the Minister representing the Attorney-General, and Ministers for Justice and Consumer Affairs in the Senate.

Provide legal and policy advice on portfolio and other matters as required.

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Consultant Mr John H Brennan

Period of Engagement 22 June 1995 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

Assist and advise the Minister on Multiculturalism and related issues, including:

• oversee and liaise with office of Multicultural Affairs and Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research;

• oversee and liaise with National Multicultural Advisory Committee;

• promotion of International Year for Tolerance and activities;

• liaise with the Office of Government Information and Advertising on information strategy;

• citizenship;

• population issues; and

• speech writing.

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The Hon Simon Crean MP Minister for Employment, Education and Training

Consultant

Period of Engagement

Relevant Provision

Tasks

Mr John J O’Callaghan

28 April 1993 to 11 September 1994

Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

• Advise on vocational training and higher education strategy;

• negotiate with various State and Territory Ministers, and various interest groups;

• manage the program of legislation in the portfolio, including the development of legislation associated with the White Paper on Employment;

• oversee arrangements for Question Time and all other parliamentary matters; and

• liaise with Parliamentarians.

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Consultant Mr James C Moore

Period of Engagement 18 July 1994 to 19 December 1994

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

Tasks

Advise on implementation of measures contained in “Working Nation”, and in particular:

• developments relating to the Employment Services Regulatory Authority andNETTFORCE.

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Consultant Mr Phillip JTardif

Period of Engagement 17 October 1994 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision

Tasks

To 19 December 1994

Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

Oversee development of policies in the general area of vocational education and training.

Oversee portfolio legislation.

From 20 December 1994

Advise on implementation of measures contained in “Working Nation”, and in particular:

• developments relating to the Employment Services Regulatory Authority and NETTFORCE; and

• policy and program implications of changing labour market circumstances.

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Consultant

Period of Engagement

Relevant Provision

Tasks

Ms Shelagh A Whittleston

21 March 1995 to 11 May 1996

Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

• Provide high level advice on higher education policy;

• provide advice on future financial arrangements for higher education, particularly in relation to the preparation of funding arrangements for the 1997/99 triennium;

• advise on the development and implementation of open learning and open learning technologies, the Australian education network Ed NA, open net, and the co-operative multi-media centres;

• liaise with the higher education sector;

• provide advice on and monitor international education and training opportunities for Australia, including the establishment of the Australian International Education Foundation;

• oversee the implementation of the recommendations of the Wiltshire Review of the National Board of Employment, Education and Training and appointments to the Board; and

• provide advice for inclusion in the Innovation Statement.

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Senator the Hon Bob Collins Minister for Primary Industries and Energy

Consultant Mr William A Nagle

Period of Engagement 1 February 1994 to 31 January 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

Assist in the development and implementation of policies and programs to advance the interests of the primary industries and energy sections of the economy, consistent with the policy objectives of the Government, in particular on issues relating to:

• land resources, land access and sustainable development;

• micro-economic reform in the electricity supply industry, and in the interstate trade in gas; and

• energy policy and energy programs involving the use of policy instruments such as investment promotion, taxation arrangements, pricing of resources commodities, legislative change, Commonwealth-State relations, regulatory and marketing options and negotiated outcomes.

Consult and negotiate with members of Parliament, other Ministers and their offices, business, trade union and community groups on policy matters related to the portfolio.

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Consultant Mr Leslie J Roberts

Period of Engagement 1 February 1994 to 31 January 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

Assist in the development and implementation of policies and programs to advance the interests of the primary industries sector, consistent with the policy objectives of the Government, in particular:

• new statutory arrangements for the wool industry and the meat and livestock industry;

• implementation of the recommendations of the horticulture taskforce report and the sugar industry package;

• the implementation of the national registration scheme for agricultural and veterinary chemicals; and

• activities of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service.

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The Hon Peter Baldwin MP Minister for Social Security

Consultant Mr Peter B Whiteford

Period of Engagement 13 February 1995 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (b)

Tasks

• Advise the Minister on a range of social policy issues including measures of the adequacy of social security payments and their impact on indicators of poverty and inequality; and

• liaise with members of Parliament, community organisations and members of the public on the above.

Consultant Ms Catherine E Wildermuth

Period of Engagement 12 December 1994 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (b)

Tasks

• Provide advice to the Minister in designated areas of social security policy;

• liaise with community organisations, members of Parliament and others as required; and

• other tasks as requested by the Minister.

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Consultant Ms Toni L Wren

Period of Engagement 3 May 1994 to 9 December 1994

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

Tasks

Assist and advise the Minister on the following:

• family payments and policies;

• sole parent pensions;

• child support issues;

• Social Security Advisory Council; and

• liaison with community welfare sector organisations.

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Consultant Mr Ian W Peter

Period of Engagement 10 August 1994 to 9 February 1995

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (b)

Tasks

• Work on pilot Community Information Platform project of Department of Social Security; and

• other duties as required by Minister.

Note:

Mr Peter was employed as a part-time Consultant for three days per week and paid a daily fee.

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Consultant Ms Barbara M Livesey

Period of Engagement 25 March 1993 to 10 July 1994

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

Provide policy development and advice relating to:

• taxation;

• fringe benefits;

• budget;

• retirement income policies;

• superannuation;

• Commonwealth/State issues;

• rent assistance and housing issues; and

• other issues as appropriate.

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Senator the Hon Bob McMullan Minister for Trade

Consultant Ms Jean M Dunn

Period of Engagement 27 June 1994 to 26 June 1995

re engaged to 31 December 1995

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

Advise the Minister for Trade on the strategic direction of Australia’s overall trade policy, including Australia’s participation in:

• the GATT/WTO;

• APEC;

• regional trade arrangements and discussions; and

• broad international trade developments.

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Consultant Mr Graeme L Hope

Period of Engagement 31 January 1994 to 2 June 1995

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

Advise on the full range of economic policy issues being addressed by the Government and in particular:

• fiscal and monetary policy settings;

• micro economic reform, competition policy and structural adjustment and trade objectives; and

• investment promotion activities.

Advise on international economic developments including the operation of international financial and economic institutions.

Develop processes focused on ensuring broadly based advice is available in relation to the development of trade policies and strategies.

Advise on matters arising from the generality of ministerial and parliamentary responsibilities. ,

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The Hon Laurie Brereton MP Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Transport

Consultant Ms Alison M McGlynn

Period of Engagement 16 June 1993 to 15 June 1995

re-engaged to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

At the direction of the Minister:

• prepare and coordinate briefing material for the Minister’s participation in the Expenditure Review Committee of Cabinet;

• liaise with other Ministers’ offices and officials in framing of the budget;

• represent the Minister in meetings as necessary associated with budget preparation;

• prepare briefing on Cabinet submissions and papers;

• provide general policy advice including Economic Advisory Council papers and Industry Commission studies; and

• provide advice on public sector management issues.

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Consultant Mr William R Watson

Period of Engagement 10 August 1993 to 10 August 1995 re-engaged to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

At the direction of the Minister:

• develop strategies to facilitate workplace bargaining;

• advise on the operation of the federal system of industrial awards;

• advise on the maritime industry; and

• liaise with trade unions, employers and other groups with an interest in federal industrial relations policy.

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The Hon Michael Lavarch MP Attorney-General

Consultant Mr William D Bowtell

Period of Engagement 11 July 1994 to 10 October 1994

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

Tasks

• Develop strategies concerning access to and costs of the system of justice;

• prepare materials, negotiate, undertake Departmental liaison and other activities; and

• any other duties or projects which may from time to time be assigned to the consultant by the Attorney General and/or the Minister for Justice.

Consultant Dr Kate Harrison

Period of Engagement 17 January 1995 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

• Provide advice, consultancy and other services to the Attorney-General on all aspects of human rights relevant to his responsibilities; and

• provide such other advice and services as the Attorney-General may from time to time require and direct.

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Consultant

Period of Engagement

Relevant Provision

Tasks

Assist in the preparation of the Government’s position on all aspects of human rights, principally legislative responses in the fields of:

• sex discrimination;

• race discrimination;

• disability discrimination;

• privacy; and

• age and sexual preference.

Oversee the Government’s reporting requirements consistent with its ratification of United Nations treaties.

Perform such other tasks as the Attorney General may, from time to time, specify.

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Ms Kathleen C Townsend

30 May 1994 to 21 October 1994

Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Consultant Mr John Jarrett

Period of Engagement 10 October 1994 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

• Monitor statutory authorities under the corporations law and advising the Attorney-General;

• provide policy advice on the corporations law;

• monitor and advise on the simplification project for the corporations law;

• liaise with various interest groups relating to corporate law; and

• undertake other tasks agreed from time to time.

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The Hon Michael Lee MP Minister for Communications & the Arts Minister for Tourism

Consultant Ms Debra S Richards

Period of Engagement 31 October 1994 to 31 October 1995 re-engaged to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

Assist in the development and implementation of policies and programs related to the broadcasting sector, focusing specifically on:

• national television ABC and SBS;

• commercial television;

• subscription television;

• Australian Broadcasting Authority; and

• legislative provision.

Represent the Minister at meetings, functions and speaking engagements as required.

Consult and negotiate with members of Parliament, other Ministers and their offices, the private sector, trade unions and community groups on policy matters related to the Minister’s portfolio.

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Consultant Ms Kristin L Leece

Period of Engagement 11 July 1994 to 4 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 2 (b)

Tasks

Assist in the development and implementation of policies and programs to advance the interests of the telecommunications sector and to maximise the benefits of them to the community, consistent with the policy objectives of the Government,

including:

• further development of the telecommunications duopoly arrangements;

• development of the regulatory framework for telecommunications post 1997; and

• development and implementation of improved privacy procedures within the telecommunications industry.

Represent the Minister at meetings, functions and speaking engagements as required. .

Consult and negotiate with members of Parliament, other Ministers and their offices, the private sector, trade unions and community groups on policy matters related to the Minister’s portfolio.

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Consultant Ms Samantha J Mostyn

Period of Engagement 1 February 1994 to 21 October 1994

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

Tasks

Assist in the development and implementation of policies and programs to advance the interest of the communications sector and to maximise the benefits of them to the community, consistent with the policy objectives of the government, particularly issues related to reform of broadcasting legislation and policy, and

including:

• implementation of the new regulatory framework for broadcasting;

• introduction of subscription television services;

• implementation of the television equalisation program;

• consideration of rules relating to Australian content in broadcasting; and

• reduction of violence on television.

Represent the Minister at meetings, functions and speaking engagements as required.

Consult and negotiate with members of Parliament, other Ministers and their offices, the private sector, trade unions and community groups on policy matters relating to the Minister’s portfolio.

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Consultant

Period of Engagement

Relevant Provision

Tasks

Ms Andrea Stretton

28 March 1994 to 27 September 1994 re-engaged to 28 October 1994

Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

• Assist in the development of policies and programs, specifically the Cultural Policy Statement;

• establish and maintain links with arts communities;

• represent the Minister at meetings, functions and speaking engagements as required.

• consult and negotiate with members of Parliament, other Ministers and their offices, the private sector, trade unions and community groups on policy matters related to the Minister’s portfolio.

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Senator the Hon John Faulkner Minister for Environment, Sport and Territories

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Consultant Dr Anthony I Fleming

Period of Engagement 11 April 1994 to 10 April 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a) (b)

Tasks

Provide advice to the Minister on environmental policy matters, in particular:

• establish priorities and maintain an overview of the environmental agenda;

• provide strategic advice on key issues;

• advise on specific issues including Jervis Bay, Shoalwater Bay, biodiversity and related matters; and

• wildlife policy.

Provide advice and undertake tasks as directed by the Minister from time to time.

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Ministerial Cogsultaots - Annual Report 1994-05

Consultant Ms Sue F Salmon

Period of Engagement 8 August 1994 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

• Provide broad strategic advice on environment policy generally;

• provide specific advice on climate change matters, wetlands, water quality issues and such other matters as the Minister may determine from time to time; and

• liaise with conservation organisations and other relevant interested parties on these matters.

Consultant The Hon Gerry Hand

Period of Engagement 9 September 1994 to 16 December 1994

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

Chair a union/voluntary conservation organisation Forest Advisory Group which will directly advise the Minister on a range of forest issues.

Note:

Mr Hand was employed as a part-time Consultant for two days per week and paid a daily fee.

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! Ministerial Consultants ■ Aaatial Report 1994-95

The Hon Carmen Lawrence MP Minister for Human Services and Health

Consultant Mr Brian P Geraghty

Period of Engagement 9 April 1994 to 10 April 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

• Monitor Medicare Agreements;

• monitor the implementation of the Caremol Development Program;

• review health outlays as directed; and

• undertake projects as directed by the Minister and the Senior Adviser.

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Ministerial Consultants - Annua] Report 1994-93

Consultant Mr Hal Swerissen

Period of Engagement 22 September 1994 to 11 May 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

Tasks

Liaise and consult with senior officers of the Minister’s Department, interest groups, Members of Parliament and others as appropriate and provide oral and written policy to the Minister on:

• General Practice and work force reform (inc. industrial relations);

• primary care and health advancement (inc. dmgs of dependency);

• disability services and mental health;

• professional indemnity and compensation; and

• medical research.

Initiate and manage the implementation of significant change projects and reviews on behalf of the Minister.

Represent the Minister as appropriate and undertake other consultancy activities as directed.

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Ministerial Consultants - Annual Report 1994-95

The Hon David Beddall MP Minister for Resources

Consultant Mr Brian W Courtice

Period of Engagement 21 February 1994 to 7 February 1996

Relevant Provision Paragraph 4 (2) (b)

Tasks

• Advise the Minister on issues relating to the coal industry;

• advise the Minister on Queensland resource based projects;

• liaise with members of Parliament; and

• advise the Minister on primary industry matters in the context of the Minister representing the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy in the House of Representatives.

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M t^ terial Consultants - Annual Report 1994$$

The Hon Frank Walker QC MP Minister for Administrative Services

Consultant

Period of Engagement

Relevant Provision

Tasks

Dr Dennis Perry

26 March 1994 to 31 December 1994 re-engaged to 31 December 1995

Paragraph 4 (2) (a)

• Advise on the provision of computing and communication resources for Senators and Members;

• advise on the provision of electorate rolls in electronic form to Senators and Members;

• consult with appropriate staff in the Department on the implementation of new technology for Senators and Members; and

• advise on general Information Technology and Telecommunications (IT & T) issues as they affect portfolio responsibilities.

Note:

Dr Perry is employed as a part-time Consultant for up to four days per week, and is paid a daily fee.

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MimsterialConsultattfS ^AhnuaTReport 1994-95

Index of consultants

Consultant Engaged by Page

ADAMS, Jan E Senator the Hon Peter Cook 13

ANGLEY, John The Hon Kim C Beazley MP 3

BERRY, Kenneth B Senator the Hon Gareth Evans QC 6

BONSEY, Martin Senator the Hon Gareth Evans QC 5

BOWTELL, William D The Hon Michael Lavarch MP 31

BRENNAN, John H Senator the Hon Nick Bolkus 17

CAMPBELL, Geoffrey The Hon Brian Howe MP 9

CHAPMAN, Bruce J The Hon PJ Keating MP 1

COURTICE, Brian W The Hon David Beddall MP 41

COVICK, Owen The Hon Ralph Willis MP 7

COVICK, Owen The Hon Kim C Beazley MP 2

DUNN, Jean M Senator the Hon Bob McMullan 27

FAYLE, Pamela Senator the Hon Peter Cook 11

FLEMING, Anthony I Senator the Hon John Faulkner 37

GERAGHTY, Brian P The Hon Carmen Lawrence MP 39

GRAY, Susan Senator the Hon Peter Cook 12

HAND, Gerry Senator the Hon John Faulkner 38

HARRISON, Kate The Hon Michael Lavarch MP 31

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M inisterial ( onsulranfc - A nnual R eport 1 9 0 4 -0 5

Consultant Engaged by Page

HOPE, Graeme L Senator the Hon Bob McMullan 28

HORNER, Philippa Senator the Hon Gareth Evans QC 5

JARRETT, John The Hon Michael Lavarch MP 3 2

LEECE, Kristin L The Hon Michael Lee MP 3 4

LIVESEY, Barbara M The Hon Peter Baldwin MP 2 6

LIVESEY Barbara M The Hon Ralph Willis MP 8

MACKLIN, Jennifer L The Hon Brian Howe MP 10

McGLYNN, Alison M The Hon Laurie Brereton MP 2 9

MOORE, James C The Hon Simon Crean MP 19

MOSTYN, Samantha J The Hon Michael Lee MP 35

NAGLE, William A Senator the Hon Bob Collins 2 2

O ’CALLAGHAN, John J The Hon Simon Crean MP 18

PERRY, Dennis The Hon Frank Walker QC MP 4 2

PETER, Ian W The Hon Peter Baldwin MP 25

PHILLIPS, David J The Hon Kim C Beazley MP 4

PITMAN, Michael Senator the Hon Peter Cook 14

RICHARDS, Debra S The Hon Michael Lee MP 33

RICHARDSON, David R Senator the Hon Nick Bolkus 15

RICHARDSON, John L Senator the Hon Nick Bolkus 16

ROBERTS, Leslie J Senator the Hon Bob Collins 23

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Ministerial Consultants - Annual Report 1994-95

Consultant Engaged by Page

SALMON, Sue F Senator the Hon John Faulkner 38

STRETTON, Andrea The Hon Michael Lee MP 36

SWERISSEN, Hal The Hon Carmen Lawrence MP 40

TARDIF, Phillip J The Hon Simon Crean MP 20

TOWNSEND, Kathleen C The Hon Michael Lavarch MP 32

WATSON, Donald The Hon PJ Keating MP 1

WATSON, William R The Hon Laurie Brereton MP 30

WHITEFORD, Peter B The Hon Peter Baldwin MP 24

WHITTLESTON, Shelagh A The Hon Simon Crean MP 21

WILDERMUTH, Catherine E The Hon Peter Baldwin MP 24

WREN, Toni L The Hon Peter Baldwin MP 25

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