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Thursday, 13 August 2009
Page: 4956

Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister in the Senate and other ministers, upon notice, on 10 June 2009:

Can a list be provided of contracts awarded to:

(a)   the Boston Consulting Group; and

(b)   the Allen Consulting Group, by the department and/or any of its agencies, of any value, between 1 January 2008 and 31 May 2009, including the value and primary deliverable of the contract.

Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(a)   Nil.

(b)   Between 1 January 2008 and 31 May 2009, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet engaged Allen Consulting Group to assist the COAG Reform Council in developing a high-level framework to identify contextual differences for the comparative analysis of State and Territory performance under COAG’s National Agreements. The value of this contract was $76,500.