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Monday, 9 November 2015
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Attorney-General's Department: Media Monitoring

(Question No. 962)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, in writing, on 17 August 2015:

What sum was spent by the Minister's department(s) on media monitoring and associated services in 2014-15.


Mr Keenan: The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The cost of media monitoring for the Attorney-General's Department and ministerial offices for 2014-2015 was $449,969 (GST exclusive).

In addition, the department's media monitoring service was extended to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce, the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program and the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

The total cost of media monitoring for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for 2014-15 is $249,412 (GST exclusive).

The total cost of media monitoring for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce for 2014-15 was $4,363 (GST exclusive).

The total cost of media monitoring for the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program for 2014-15 was $1,064 (GST exclusive).

The total cost of media monitoring for the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption Program for 2014-15 was $7,877 (GST exclusive).