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Thursday, 13 August 2009
Page: 4958


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, 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 Conroy (Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) —The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government has provided the answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(a)   Neither the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government or any of its agencies entered into any agreements with Boston Consulting Group during this period.

(b)   The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government entered into one contract with the Allen Consulting Group during the period from 1 January 2008 to 31 May 2009. Further information is available on the AusTender website. The primary deliverable was to provide advice on the development of an integrated national road system.