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Thursday, 13 August 2009
Page: 4959

Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, 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 Carr (Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

All contracts with the Allen Consulting Group entered into during the period 1 January 2008 - 31 May 2009 are indicated in the table below. The Department and its Portfolio Agencies have not identified any contracts entered into for the period outlined with the Boston Consulting Group.


Start Date

End Date

Total Contract Value (GST Inclusive)


Allen Consulting Group (Canberra)




Provision of a business case for the development of a National Construction Code (NCC) under the Business Regulation and Competition Working Group’s (BRCWG) initiative.

Allen Consulting Group (Canberra)




Analysis of issues associated with the full costs of university research.

Allen Consulting Group (Canberra)




Analytical review of university research

Allen Consulting Group Pty Ltd




Review of the Intergovernmental Agreement for the Australian Building Codes Board

Allen Consulting Group




Review and provide a written report on the interaction and effectiveness of Corporate Public Affairs operations at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) including, an analysis and review of ANSTO’s public affairs strategy and the development of recommendations to strengthen the strategy.

Allen Consulting Group




Half day issues management workshop and half day issues scanning and identification workshop with ANSTO’s Government and Public Affairs team, and the facilitation of ANSTO’s first Issues Council meeting.

Allen Consulting Group




Martin van Bueren from the Allen Consulting Group was engaged by CSIRO to perform an independent review of two reports on alternative land use that CSIRO produced on behalf of the Western Australian Department of Water. These reports formed input to the Gnangara Sustainability Strategy - a policy initiative of the Western Australian Government.