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Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Page: 4589

Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, upon notice, on 24 November 2008:

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

Senator Wong (Minister for Climate Change and Water) —The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

Total media monitoring expenditure by the department for the period 1 January to 24 November 2008 was $643,743.01 including GST.

This amount also covers media monitoring for the Department of Climate Change up until 1 July 2008. The Department of Climate Change made an annual contribution for the component of the media monitoring contract which was managed by DEWHA from 1 January to 1 July 2008. Refer to the Department of Climate Change response to question on notice 911.