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Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Page: 1203


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, upon notice, on 25 November 2008:

What is the aggregate amount spent by the department on media monitoring during the 2008 calendar year.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

As at 30 November 2008, the aggregate amount spent by the department on (departmental) media release distribution service and newswire services during the 2008 calendar year was $101 703.

Media monitoring includes:

  • monitoring all metropolitan, regional, suburban newspapers and magazine publications in Australia;
  • monitoring metropolitan and regional broadcast media and provides results as transcripts or as digital files;
  • providing analysis of media coverage;
  • providing newswire service; and
  • providing media release distribution service.