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QUESTIONS IN WRITING

 

On the first sitting day of each fortnight, a complete Notice Paper is published containing all unanswered questions. On subsequent days, only new questions for the sitting are included in the Notice Paper. The full text of all unanswered questions is available at:

www.aph.gov.au/qiw

 

19 September 2019

    201    Dr Haines : To ask the Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government—In respect of the announcement that Australia has achieved a record bulk-billing rate of 86.2 per cent: 

(1)        What is the bulk-billing rate in the electoral division of Indi.

(2)        How many percentage points below the national average is the bulk-billing rate in Indi.

(3)        What proportion of patients in the electoral division of Indi pays out-of-pocket costs when they visit the GP.

(4)        What actions is the Government taking to increase the bulk-billing rate in parts of rural and regional Australia where it lags behind the national average.

(5)        Does the Government have a timeline for achieving parity in the bulk-billing rate between metropolitan and rural, regional and remote areas.

(6)        What actions is the Government taking to address the maldistribution of medical practitioners between metropolitan and rural, regional and remote areas.

5 March 2020

              Mr Leeser : To ask the Ministers listed below (question Nos. 330 to 346)—Since 4 January 2012 when the Human Rights Parliamentary Scrutiny Act 2011 commenced:

(1)        How many officers in your department have worked on human rights compatibility statements.

(2)        How many human rights compatibility statements have been issued.

(3)        What is the APS level of staff who have worked on these statements and what is the salary range of each of those levels.

(4)        Approximately how many hours of staff time has been spent preparing compatibility statements and responding to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.

(5)        What is the estimated cost to your department of producing compatibility statements, over the period January 2012 to present.

(6)        What is the estimated annual cost of producing human rights compatibility statements.

(7)        On how many occasions has the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights sought a response from your department about the human rights compatibility statements prepared by your department.

(8)        On how many occasions has this resulted in changes to the legislation presented by your department, and can details be provided of any changes that have been made.

    330    Mr Leeser : To ask the Prime Minister.

7 October 2020

    435    Ms Steggall : To ask the Prime Minister—

(1)        What is the legal advice on which the Government relies for imposing the cap on international arrivals of Australian citizens, including the zero cap on arrivals of Victorian residents.

(2)        Can the Prime Minister advise on other jurisdictions that have implemented similar measures to restrict inbound travel to their own citizens.

23 February 2021

    503    Ms Sharkie : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—

(1)        How many people were invited to take part in the latest client survey conducted by ORIMA Research on behalf of the Australian Passport Office.

(2)        How were recipients of invites for the client survey determined.

(3)        How often are surveys of this type conducted by ORIMA Research on behalf of the Australian Passport Office.

(4)        What personal details are provided by the Australian Passport Office to ORIMA Research for the purposes of conducting this survey, for example, name, email address.

(5)        What are the terms of use for any personal information provided by the Australian Passport Office to ORIMA Research.

(6)        Can passport applicants opt out of their details being passed on to ORIMA Research to take part in future client surveys; if so, how; if not, why not.

(7)        Is the Minister aware of any formal complaints that have resulted from the Australian Passport Office sharing customers’ personal details with ORIMA Research.

11 May 2021

    514    Ms Sharkie : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—

(1)        How is the Government addressing the often-reported refusal by some vaccine clinics in the regions to offer vaccination appointments to ‘new’ patients whose own general practitioners are not authorised to administer the COVID-19 vaccines.

(2)        Is the Government planning to expand the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out to include hospital networks; if so, how and when.

(3)        Can details be provided on whether older people or ‘grey nomads’ travelling in regional areas will be able to book vaccination appointments with vaccine clinics while travelling away from home, and how will this be done.

(4)        In tabular form, outline the following: (a) which clinics are presently authorised as COVID-19 vaccination clinics; (b) which, if any, of the authorised clinics is not displayed on the Vaccine Clinic Finder on the Department of Health’s website; and (c) if any clinics are not currently displayed on the Vaccine Clinic Finder, when will the finder be amended to properly display all authorised COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

(5)        Will a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, or service, be provided for those residents of Kangaroo Island who are eligible for free vaccination in phases 1a, 1b, and subsequent phases; if so, when and how.

    526    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—In respect of Contract Notice CN3762568 published on AusTender on 19 April 2021 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT):

(1)        What is the Governance Helpdesk (Global) referred to in the contract notice.

(2)        What services, advice or products will the Governance Helpdesk provide.

(3)        Who are the anticipated users of the Governance Helpdesk.

(4)        Where is the Governance Helpdesk located.

(5)        How many personnel will be engaged for the Governance Helpdesk, and what is the breakdown of personnel between staff of DFAT, Abt Associates Pty Ltd, and any other entities involved.

    536    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3763695 published on AusTender on 21 April 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What are the details of the market research services to be provided by Paper Giant Pty Ltd to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the market research cover.

(3)        What methodologies will be used in the market research.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables is Paper Giant Pty Ltd expected to provide under this contract.

(5)        Why has the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet commissioned this market research.

(6)        Does the market research relate to a government advertising campaign; if so, what are the details of that campaign and what phase of the campaign will the market research support.

    538    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—In respect of Contract Notice CN3764425 published on AusTender on 23 April 2021:

(1)        What are the details of the goods or services being provided by Puzzle Partners Consulting Pty Ltd to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) under this contract.

(2)        To what programs, activities or functions of DFAT do these goods or services relate.

(3)        Noting the contract notice’s statement that this procurement was conducted under the limited tender condition 10.3.d.iii, what are the details of the absence of competition for technical reasons that permitted the use of limited tender for this procurement.

(4)        On what date was this contract entered into.

(5)        How many days after this contract was entered into did DFAT report details of the contract on AusTender.

(6)        Did the publication of this contract notice on 23 April 2021 comply with the requirement under paragraph 7.18 of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules for relevant entities to report contracts on AusTender within 42 days of entering into a contract; if not, why not.

    539    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—In respect of Contract Notice CN3764424 published on AusTender on 23 April 2021:

(1)        What are the details of the goods or services being provided by Puzzle Partners Consulting Pty Ltd to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) under this contract.

(2)        To what programs, activities or functions of DFAT do these goods or services relate.

(3)        On what date was this contract entered into.

(4)        How many days after this contract was entered into did DFAT report details of the contract on AusTender.

(5)        Did the publication of this contract notice on 23 April 2021 comply with the requirement under paragraph 7.18 of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules for relevant entities to report contracts on AusTender within 42 days of entering into a contract; if not, why not.

    540    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—In respect of Contract Notice CN3764422 published on AusTender on 23 April 2021:

(1)        What are the details of the goods or services being provided by Puzzle Partners Consulting Pty Ltd to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) under this contract.

(2)        To what programs, activities or functions of DFAT do these goods or services relate.

(3)        On what date was this contract entered into.

(4)        How many days after this contract was entered into did DFAT report details of the contract on AusTender.

(5)        Did the publication of this contract notice on 23 April 2021 comply with the requirement under paragraph 7.18 of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules for relevant entities to report contracts on AusTender within 42 days of entering into a contract; if not, why not.

    541    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—In respect of Contract Notice CN3764423 published on AusTender on 23 April 2021:

(1)        What are the details of the goods or services being provided by Puzzle Partners Consulting Pty Ltd to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) under this contract.

(2)        To what programs, activities or functions of DFAT do these goods or services relate.

    542    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister for Defence—In respect of the Defence Capability Acquisition Project SEA 1354 Phase 1 and Mr Sammut’s evidence to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee additional estimates hearing on 24 March 2021 that Defence is terminating the project by mutual agreement with the contractor Phoenix International but that a settlement had not been agreed:

(1)        What are the AusTender Contract Notice numbers of the contract or contracts which Defence is seeking to terminate by mutual agreement with Phoenix International.

(2)        Has a settlement now been agreed between Defence and Phoenix International; if so: (a) when was the settlement agreed; (b) when was it executed; and (c) what are the details and values of any payments required to be made under the settlement; if not, are negotiations for a settlement continuing, and when are they expected to be finalised.

    543    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister for Defence—In respect of the Defence Capability Acquisition Project SEA 1354 Phase 1:

(1)        When did the Government provide second pass approval for this project.

(2)        What was the approved budget for this project at second pass approval.

(3)        What is the current approved budget for this project.

(4)        What amount has Defence paid to Phoenix International (Australia) Pty Ltd to date for work on or related to SEA 1354 Phase 1.

(5)        What amount has Defence paid to any other contractors or suppliers to date for work on or related to SEA 1354 Phase 1.

(6)        What are the details of any goods or services which Defence has obtained to date under SEA 1354 Phase 1.

12 May 2021

    553    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3765747 published by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on AusTender on 30 April 2021:

(1)        What are the details of the goods or services being provided by Professor Flavio Menezes to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

(2)        In respect of the contract notice being for the category economic analysis, to what subject matter or policy issue will the economic analysis relate.

(3)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the goods or services being provided under this contract relate.

13 May 2021

    559    Mr Zappia : To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development—

(1)        What sum of national infrastructure funding has been spent in South Australia over the years: (a) 2015-16; (b) 2016-17; (c) 2017-18; (d) 2018-19; and (e) 2019-20.

(2)        What was the total national infrastructure expenditure by the Government over those years.

    561    Mr Zappia : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—

(1)        How many aged care residents are there in each federal electoral division of South Australia.

(2)        For each South Australian federal electoral division, how many aged care residents have received a vaccination for COVID-19 as at 30 April 2021.

25 May 2021

    565    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3768979 published by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on AusTender on 11 May 2021:

(1)        What are the details of the social policy research to be provided by Chat House Research Pty Ltd to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the research cover.

(3)        What methodologies will be used in the research.

(4)        If the research methodologies include focus groups: (a) how many focus groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will each focus group be conducted; and (c) from what demographic segments of the population will focus group participants be drawn.

(5)        If the research methodologies include surveys: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will each survey cover; and (c) from what demographic segments of the population will respondents be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Chat House Research Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        What programs, activities or functions of the department does the research relate to.

(8)        Why has the department commissioned this research.

(9)        Does the research relate to a government advertising campaign; if so: (a) what are the details of that campaign; and (b) what phase of the campaign will the research support.

    566    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3634542 published by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on AusTender on 16 October 2019:

(1)        What are the details of the social policy research provided by Chat House Research Pty Ltd to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters does the research cover.

(3)        What methodologies were used in the research.

(4)        If the research methodologies included focus groups: (a) how many focus groups were conducted; (b) in what locations were each focus group conducted; and (c) from what demographic segments of the population were focus group participants drawn.

(5)        If the research methodologies included surveys: (a) how many surveys were conducted; (b) how many respondents did each survey cover; and (c) from what demographic segments of the population were respondents drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables did Chat House Research Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        What programs, activities or functions of the department does the research relate to.

(8)        Why did the department commission this research.

(9)        Did the research relate to a government advertising campaign; if so: (a) what are the details of that campaign; and (b) what phase of the campaign did the research support.

26 May 2021

    572    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3773519 published by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on AusTender on 21 May 2021:

(1)        What are the details of the research services to be provided by Nous Group Pty Ltd to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the market research cover.

(3)        What methodologies will be used in the market research.

(4)        If the research methodologies include focus groups: (a) how many focus groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will each focus group be conducted; and (c) from what demographic segments of the population will focus group participants be drawn.

(5)        If the research methodologies include surveys: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will each survey cover; and (c) from what demographic segments of the population will respondents be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Nous Group Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        What programs, activities or functions of the department does the research relate to.

(8)        Why has the department commissioned this research.

(9)        Does the research relate to a government advertising campaign; if so: (a) what are the details of that campaign; and (b) what phase of the campaign will the research support.

    573    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3773521 published by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on AusTender on 21 May 2021:

(1)        What are the details of the research services to be provided by JWS Research to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the market research cover.

(3)        What methodologies will be used in the market research.

(4)        If the research methodologies include focus groups: (a) how many focus groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will each focus group be conducted; and (c) from what demographic segments of the population will focus group participants be drawn.

(5)        If the research methodologies include surveys: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will each survey cover; and (c) from what demographic segments of the population will respondents be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will JWS Research provide under this contract.

(7)        What programs, activities or functions of the department does the research relate to.

(8)        Why has the department commissioned this research.

(9)        Does the research relate to a government advertising campaign; if so: (a) what are the details of that campaign; and (b) what phase of the campaign will the research support.

(10)     In relation to the open tender conducted for this procurement: (a) how many potential suppliers did the department invite to submit tender proposals; and (b) how many potential suppliers submitted tender proposals.

    574    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3773514 published by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on AusTender on 21 May 2021:

(1)        What are the details of the public relations, communications or marketing services to be provided by Suzannah Cowley to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under this contract.

(2)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Suzannah Cowley provide under this contract.

(3)        What programs, activities or functions of the department do the public relations, communications or marketing services relate to.

(4)        Why has the department commissioned these services.

(5)        In relation to the limited tender conducted for this procurement: (a) why did the department conduct a limited tender rather than an open tender; (b) how many potential suppliers were invited to participate in the limited tender; and (c) how many potential suppliers participated in the limited tender.

    575    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3773506 published by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on AusTender on 21 May 2021:

(1)        What are the details of the creative, design and editorial services to be provided by Folk Pty Ltd to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under this contract.

(2)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Folk Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(3)        What programs, activities or functions of the department do the creative, design and editorial services relate to.

(4)        Why has the department commissioned these services.

(5)        In relation to the limited tender conducted for this procurement: (a) why did the department conduct a limited tender rather than an open tender; (b) how many potential suppliers were invited to participate in the limited tender; and (c) how many potential suppliers participated in the limited tender.

1 June 2021

    578    Mr C. Kelly : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—

(1)        Does the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce receive any funding from the Commonwealth; if so; what is the quantum of funding that the taskforce has received to date.

(2)        What is the Government’s role in appointing people to the taskforce’s executive team.

(3)        Given the taskforce is making recommendations for, or against, particular drugs, are members of the taskforce’s executive team required to advise of any potential conflict of interests.

    579    Mr C. Kelly : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—

(1)        Is it a fact that the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce’s advice on the medication, ivermectin, is currently, ‘not recommended’.

(2)        Is it a fact that the taskforce’s findings on ivermectin, based on the evidence they have reviewed to date (as at 27 May 2021), are that treatment for COVID-19 with ivermectin compared to ‘standard care’ reduces: (a) all-cause mortality (within 28 days of commencing treatment) by 67 per cent (54 per 1000 for standard care versus 18 per 1000 with ivermectin); (b) the need for invasive mechanical ventilation by 78 per cent (46 per 1000 for standard care versus 10 per 1000 with ivermectin); and (c) the need for admission to intensive care units by 47 per cent (115 per 1000 for standard care versus 61 per 1000 with ivermectin).

    580    Mr C. Kelly : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—

(1)        Is it a fact that the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce’s current findings and recommendations (as at 27 May 2021) on the medication ivermectin (recommended against) are based on evidence from 13 randomised trials in over 1260 adults with COVID-19.

(2)        Is it a fact that the taskforce’s current findings and recommendations for the medication remdesivir (a conditional recommendation for) are based on evidence from 2 trials in 781 people.

(3)        Why has the taskforce given a conditional recommendation for remdesivir, but has given a recommendation not to use ivermectin, when: (a) the evidence reviewed on ivermectin shows superior efficacy to that of remdesivir; and (b) the evidence reviewed by the taskforce on ivermectin is across a greater number of trials (13 versus 2) and a greater number of people (1260 versus 781).

2 June 2021

    588    Mr Gorman : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—On what date were residents in each of the aged care facilities listed below offered a vaccine for COVID-19: (a) Acacia Living Group Menora Gardens Aged Care Facility, 51 Alexander Drive, MENORA; (b) Aegis Bassendean, 27 Hamilton Street, BASSENDEAN; (c) Aegis Lincoln Park, 21 Wright Street, HIGHGATE; (d) Aegis Sandstrom, 44 Whatley Crescent, MOUNT LAWLEY; (e) Aegis St Michael’s, 53 Wasley Street, NORTH PERTH; (f) Archbishop Goody Hostel, 29 Goderich Street, EAST PERTH; (g) Brightwater The Village, 150 Dundas Road, INGLEWOOD; (h) Carramar Hostel, 23a Redgum Way, MORLEY; (i) Casson House, 2-10 Woodville Street; NORTH PERTH; (j) City of Bayswater Hostel, 21 Embleton Avenue, EMBLETON; (k) Craigcare Maylands, 6 Third Avenue, EAST MAYLANDS; (l) James Watson Centre, 7 Lime Street, EAST PERTH; (m) Juniper Elimatta, 45 Alexander Drive, MENORA; (n) Juniper Ella Williams, 77 Camboon Road, NORANDA; (o) Juniper Riverslea, 100 Guildford Road, MOUNT LAWLEY; (p) Juniper St David’s, 17-19 Lawley Crescent, MOUNT LAWLEY; (q) Leighton Nursing Home, 40 Florence Street, WEST PERTH; (r) Mertome Aged Care, 30 Winifred Road, BAYSWATER; (s) Osboine Contemporary Aged Care, 39 Newton Street, BAYSWATER; (t) Regis Embleton, 46 Broun Avenue, EMBLETON; (u) Ritcher Lodge, 480-482 Guildford Road, BAYSWATER; (v) Rosewood Care Leederville, 5 Britannia Road, LEEDERVILLE; (w) Rosewood Care West Perth, 67 Cleaver Street, WEST PERTH; (x) Second Avenue Hostel, 51-53 Second Avenue, MOUNT LAWLEY; (y) St George’s Care Centre, 2 Essex Street, BAYSWATER; (z) St Rita’s Nursing Home, 25 View Street, NORTH PERTH; (aa) The 2nd Avenue Nursing Home; 51-53 Second Avenue, MOUNT LAWLEY; (ab) The Richardson West Perth, 32 Richardson Street, WEST PERTH.

    589    Mr Gorman : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—On what date were staff in each of the aged care facilities listed below offered a vaccine for COVID-19: (a) Acacia Living Group Menora Gardens Aged Care Facility, 51 Alexander Drive, MENORA; (b) Aegis Bassendean, 27 Hamilton Street, BASSENDEAN; (c) Aegis Lincoln Park, 21 Wright Street, HIGHGATE; (d) Aegis Sandstrom, 44 Whatley Crescent, MOUNT LAWLEY; (e) Aegis St Michael’s, 53 Wasley Street, NORTH PERTH; (f) Archbishop Goody Hostel, 29 Goderich Street, EAST PERTH; (g) Brightwater The Village, 150 Dundas Road, INGLEWOOD; (h) Carramar Hostel, 23a Redgum Way, MORLEY; (i) Casson House, 2-10 Woodville Street; NORTH PERTH; (j) City of Bayswater Hostel, 21 Embleton Avenue, EMBLETON; (k) Craigcare Maylands, 6 Third Avenue, EAST MAYLANDS; (l) James Watson Centre, 7 Lime Street, EAST PERTH; (m) Juniper Elimatta, 45 Alexander Drive, MENORA; (n) Juniper Ella Williams, 77 Camboon Road, NORANDA; (o) Juniper Riverslea, 100 Guildford Road, MOUNT LAWLEY; (p) Juniper St David’s, 17-19 Lawley Crescent, MOUNT LAWLEY; (q) Leighton Nursing Home, 40 Florence Street, WEST PERTH; (r) Mertome Aged Care, 30 Winifred Road, BAYSWATER; (s) Osboine Contemporary Aged Care, 39 Newton Street, BAYSWATER; (t) Regis Embleton, 46 Broun Avenue, EMBLETON; (u) Ritcher Lodge, 480-482 Guildford Road, BAYSWATER; (v) Rosewood Care Leederville, 5 Britannia Road, LEEDERVILLE; (w) Rosewood Care West Perth, 67 Cleaver Street, WEST PERTH; (x) Second Avenue Hostel, 51-53 Second Avenue, MOUNT LAWLEY; (y) St George’s Care Centre, 2 Essex Street, BAYSWATER; (z) St Rita’s Nursing Home, 25 View Street, NORTH PERTH; (aa) The 2nd Avenue Nursing Home; 51-53 Second Avenue, MOUNT LAWLEY; (ab) The Richardson West Perth, 32 Richardson Street, WEST PERTH.

    590    Mr Gorman : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care— As of 1 June 2021, what percentage of residents in each of the aged care facilities listed below are fully vaccinated for COVID-19: (a) Acacia Living Group Menora Gardens Aged Care Facility, 51 Alexander Drive, MENORA; (b) Aegis Bassendean, 27 Hamilton Street, BASSENDEAN; (c) Aegis Lincoln Park, 21 Wright Street, HIGHGATE; (d) Aegis Sandstrom, 44 Whatley Crescent, MOUNT LAWLEY; (e) Aegis St Michael’s, 53 Wasley Street, NORTH PERTH; (f) Archbishop Goody Hostel, 29 Goderich Street, EAST PERTH; (g) Brightwater The Village, 150 Dundas Road, INGLEWOOD; (h) Carramar Hostel, 23a Redgum Way, MORLEY; (i) Casson House, 2-10 Woodville Street; NORTH PERTH; (j) City of Bayswater Hostel, 21 Embleton Avenue, EMBLETON; (k) Craigcare Maylands, 6 Third Avenue, EAST MAYLANDS; (l) James Watson Centre, 7 Lime Street, EAST PERTH; (m) Juniper Elimatta, 45 Alexander Drive, MENORA; (n) Juniper Ella Williams, 77 Camboon Road, NORANDA; (o) Juniper Riverslea, 100 Guildford Road, MOUNT LAWLEY; (p) Juniper St David’s, 17-19 Lawley Crescent, MOUNT LAWLEY; (q) Leighton Nursing Home, 40 Florence Street, WEST PERTH; (r) Mertome Aged Care, 30 Winifred Road, BAYSWATER; (s) Osboine Contemporary Aged Care, 39 Newton Street, BAYSWATER; (t) Regis Embleton, 46 Broun Avenue, EMBLETON; (u) Ritcher Lodge, 480-482 Guildford Road, BAYSWATER; (v) Rosewood Care Leederville, 5 Britannia Road, LEEDERVILLE; (w) Rosewood Care West Perth, 67 Cleaver Street, WEST PERTH; (x) Second Avenue Hostel, 51-53 Second Avenue, MOUNT LAWLEY; (y) St George’s Care Centre, 2 Essex Street, BAYSWATER; (z) St Rita’s Nursing Home, 25 View Street, NORTH PERTH; (aa) The 2nd Avenue Nursing Home; 51-53 Second Avenue, MOUNT LAWLEY; (ab) The Richardson West Perth, 32 Richardson Street, WEST PERTH.

    591    Mr Gorman : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—As of 1 June 2021, what percentage of staff in each of the Aged Care facilities listed below are fully vaccinated for COVID-19: (a) Acacia Living Group Menora Gardens Aged Care Facility, 51 Alexander Drive, MENORA; (b) Aegis Bassendean, 27 Hamilton Street, BASSENDEAN; (c) Aegis Lincoln Park, 21 Wright Street, HIGHGATE; (d) Aegis Sandstrom, 44 Whatley Crescent, MOUNT LAWLEY; (e) Aegis St Michael’s, 53 Wasley Street, NORTH PERTH; (f) Archbishop Goody Hostel, 29 Goderich Street, EAST PERTH; (g) Brightwater The Village, 150 Dundas Road, INGLEWOOD; (h) Carramar Hostel, 23a Redgum Way, MORLEY; (i) Casson House, 2-10 Woodville Street; NORTH PERTH; (j) City of Bayswater Hostel, 21 Embleton Avenue, EMBLETON; (k) Craigcare Maylands, 6 Third Avenue, EAST MAYLANDS; (l) James Watson Centre, 7 Lime Street, EAST PERTH; (m) Juniper Elimatta, 45 Alexander Drive, MENORA; (n) Juniper Ella Williams, 77 Camboon Road, NORANDA; (o) Juniper Riverslea, 100 Guildford Road, MOUNT LAWLEY; (p) Juniper St David’s, 17-19 Lawley Crescent, MOUNT LAWLEY; (q) Leighton Nursing Home, 40 Florence Street, WEST PERTH; (r) Mertome Aged Care, 30 Winifred Road, BAYSWATER; (s) Osboine Contemporary Aged Care, 39 Newton Street, BAYSWATER; (t) Regis Embleton, 46 Broun Avenue, EMBLETON; (u) Ritcher Lodge, 480-482 Guildford Road, BAYSWATER; (v) Rosewood Care Leederville, 5 Britannia Road, LEEDERVILLE; (w) Rosewood Care West Perth, 67 Cleaver Street, WEST PERTH; (x) Second Avenue Hostel, 51-53 Second Avenue, MOUNT LAWLEY; (y) St George’s Care Centre, 2 Essex Street, BAYSWATER; (z) St Rita’s Nursing Home, 25 View Street, NORTH PERTH; (aa) The 2nd Avenue Nursing Home; 51-53 Second Avenue, MOUNT LAWLEY; (ab) The Richardson West Perth, 32 Richardson Street, WEST PERTH.

15 June 2021

    596    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3776885 published on AusTender on 2 June 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What goods or services PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will provide to the department under this contract.

(2)        With reference to the AusTender contract notice’s description ‘Assessment and Evaluation Services’, what are the details of the assessment and evaluation services being provided by PwC.

(3)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the goods or services being provided by PwC relate.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables is PwC required to provide under this contract, and on what date is each deliverable expected to be provided.

    597    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3776887 published on AusTender on 2 June 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What goods or services will Accenture Australia Pty Ltd provide to the department under this contract.

(2)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the goods or services being provided by Accenture Australia Pty Ltd relate.

(3)        What outputs, products or deliverables is Accenture Australia Pty Ltd required to provide under this contract, and on what date is each deliverable expected to be provided.

16 June 2021

    599    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—In respect of Contract Notice CN3779794 published on AusTender on 9 June 2021 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

(1)        What services will Newgate Communications Pty Ltd provide to the department under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys, if so, (a) how many surveys will be conducted, (b) how many respondents will be covered, and (c) what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn from.

(3)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research, if so, (a) how many groups will be conducted, (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted, and (c) what demographic sections of the community will participants be drawn from.

(4)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Newgate Communications Pty Ltd relate.

(5)        What outputs, products or deliverables is Newgate Communications Pty Ltd required to provide under this contract and on what date is each deliverable expected to be provided.

17 June 2021

    601    Mr Gorman : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—In respect of federal quarantine facilities in Western Australia: (a) why did the 2021-22 budget contain no funding for this; (b) has the Government received proposals for such facilities in Western Australia from private or government organisations; and (c) how long does the Government expect the Perth CBD to host hotel quarantine.

24 June 2021

    607    Mr Hill : To ask the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs—

(1)        In (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08, (c) 2008-09, (d) 2009-10, (e) 2010-11, (f) 2011-12, (g) 2012-13, (h) 2013-14, (i) 2014-15, (j) 2015-16, (k) 2016-17, (l) 2017-18, (m) 2018-19, (n) 2019-20, and (o) 2020-21, what total number of (primary and dependent) applications were lodged for visa subclass (i) 300, (ii) 309, (iii) 820, (iv) 100, or (v) 801.

(2)        In the same periods, what total number of (primary and dependent) applicants were (a) granted, and (b) refused, visa subclass (i) 300, (ii) 309, (ii) 820, (iv) 100, or (v) 801.

(3)        In the same periods, what total number of (primary and dependent) applicants withdrew their application for visa subclass (a) 300, (b) 309, (c) 820, (d) 100, or (e) 801.

(4)        What total number of applications for visa subclass (a) 300, (b) 309, (c) 820, (d) 100, or (e) 801, were on-hand on 30 June for each year including 2021.

(5)        For applications for visa subclass (a) 300, (b) 309, (c) 820, (d) 100, or (e) 801 that remain on-hand as at 30 June 2021, what was the year of lodgement.

(6)        In the same periods, what was the 75th and 90th percentile processing time for applications for visa subclass (a) 300, (b) 309, (c) 820, (d) 100, or (e) 801.

    609    Mr Hill : To ask the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs—

(1)        In (a) 2019-20, and (b) 2020-21, and for each onshore and offshore processing office, what total number of primary and dependent applications were lodged for visa subclass (i) 300, (ii) 309, (iii) 820, (iv) 100, or (v) 801.

(2)        In the same periods and office locations, what total number of (primary and dependent) applicants were (a) granted, and (b) refused, a visa subclass (i) 300, (ii) 309, (ii) 820, (iv) 100, or (v) 801.

(3)        In the same periods and office locations, what total number of (primary and dependent) applicants withdrew their application for visa subclass (a) 300, (b) 309, (c) 820, (d) 100, or (e) 801.

(4)        In the same periods and office locations, what total number of applications for visa subclass (a) 300, (b) 309, (c) 820, (d) 100, or (e) 801, were on-hand on 30 June for each year including 2021.

(5)        For applications for visa subclass (a) 300, (b) 309, (c) 820, (d) 100, or (e) 801 that remain on-hand as at 30 June 2021, what was the year of lodgement.

(6)        In the same periods and office locations, what was the 75th and 90th percentile processing time for applications for visa subclass (a) 300, (b) 309, (c) 820, (d) 100, or (e) 801.

    610    Mr Hill : To ask the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs—Why was his department unable to provide a response to question on notice Nos. 534-540 (Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Additional Estimates 2021-22, 22 March 2021) because it would require ‘an unreasonable diversion of resources’, when his department’s response to Freedom of Information request (FA/21/04/00110) noted that multi-year processing data is available by applicant country of citizenship.

    612    Mr Hill : To ask the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs—In 2020-21, what total number of primary and dependent applicants were granted visa subclass (a) 300, (b) 309, or (c) 820, broken down by (i) visa subclass, (ii) onshore versus offshore grants, and (iii) designated regional areas (including category and postcode) versus all other areas.

    613    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—In respect of Contract Notice CN3781438 published on AusTender on 15 June 2021 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: 

(1)        What services is JennGen Consulting Pty Ltd providing to the department under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve education and training, if so, (a) what subject matters does the education and training cover, (b) how is the education and training delivered, (c) how many departmental staff members are participating in the education and training, and (d) what areas of the department do participating staff members come from.

(3)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by JennGen Consulting Pty Ltd relate.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables is JennGen Consulting Pty Ltd required to provide under this contract and on what date is each deliverable to be provided.

(5)        On what date was this contract entered into.

(6)        How many days after this contract was entered into did the department report details of the contract on AusTender.

(7)        Did the publication of this Contract Notice on 15 June 2021 comply with the requirement under paragraph 7.18 of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules for relevant entities to report contracts on AusTender within 42 days of entering into a contract, and if not, why not.

    614    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs—In respect of Contract Notice CN3782464 published on AusTender on 16 June 2021 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

(1)        What services are Orima Research Pty Ltd providing to the department under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve data processing or preparation, if so, what are the details of this data processing or preparation.

(3)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys, if so, (a) how many surveys will be conducted, (b) how many respondents will be covered, and (c) what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn from.

(4)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research, if so, (a) how many groups will be conducted, (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted, and (c) what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn from.

(5)        What subject matters do the services being provided by Orima Research Pty Ltd cover.

(6)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Orima Research Pty Ltd relate.

(7)        What outputs, products or deliverables is Orima Research Pty Ltd required to provide under this contract and on what date is each deliverable to be provided.

(8)        On what date was this contract entered into.

(9)        How many days after this contract was entered into did the department report details of the contract on AusTender.

(10)     Did the publication of this Contract Notice on 16 June 2021 comply with the requirement under paragraph 7.18 of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules for relevant entities to report contracts on AusTender within 42 days of entering into a contract, if not, why not.

3 August 2021

    616    Mr Georganas : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—

(1)        Is it a fact that private health insurers have enforceable obligations under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and associated rules to (among other things) comply with: (a) any relevant provisions of the Act (s 185-5(a)); (b) any relevant provisions of rules made under the Act (s 185-5(b)); and (c) any directions given to them under the Act (s 185-5(d)).

(2)        Under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 , does the Minister have a legislative responsibility to ensure that private health insurers meet their enforceable obligations.

(3)        What in the  Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010 or the  Private Health Insurance Act 2007 (and associated rules) authorises a private health insurer to reject a type C certificate and use this for the basis of rejecting a claim for treatment provided in a licenced facility.

(4)        Is it a fact that any insurer that rejects certification for any reason other than that they fail to meet the requirements prescribed in the rules or that the proposed procedure is not covered by the patient’s health insurance policy, is in breach of the rules.

(5)        How are private health insurers’ members informed that they may not be covered for certain services if they receive these services from a provider who is not contracted with that private health insurer but is on second tier benefits and relies on the Department of Health to act as the regulator in the case of claims being rejected for invalid type C certificates.

(6)        As the regulator of disputes between second tier facilities and private health insurers, how does the Minister resolve matters for which a claimable service has been provided and is payable under the  Private Health Insurance Act 2007 and the members’ policy.

    617    Dr Leigh : To ask the Minister for Education and Youth—In respect of the information provided from the 2021 financial questionnaire (2020 data):

(1)        Can the following information be provided, in tabular form, for each non-government school in Australia: (a) the name of the school; (b) the state or territory in which the school is based; (c) total Jobkeeper payments received from the Australian Taxation Office (item RI.115 on the financial questionnaire); and (d) total recurrent income (item RI.130 on the financial questionnaire).

(2)        What are the aggregate figures for: (a) total Jobkeeper payments in 2020 from the Australian Taxation Office to all non-government schools; (b) the total number of schools, students and staff among non-government schools receiving Jobkeeper payments; (c) the total recurrent income in 2019 for non-government schools that received Jobkeeper payments; (d) the total Jobkeeper payments in 2020 from the Australian Taxation Office to non-government schools whose total recurrent income in 2020 (excluding Jobkeeper) exceeded their total recurrent income for 2019; and (e) the total number of non-government schools whose total recurrent income in 2020 (excluding Jobkeeper) exceeded their total recurrent income for 2019, and the total number of those schools’ students and staff.

(3)        How many non-government schools that received Jobkeeper had a total recurrent income for 2019 in each of the following ranges: (a) $0 to $1 million; (b) $1 to $2 million; (c) $2 to $3 million; (d) $3 to $4 million; (e) $4 to $5 million; and (f) over $5 million.

    618    Ms Sharkie : To ask the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs—

(1)        To date, can the following information be provided, in tabular form: (a) the total number of Afghans employed as interpreters by Australia for missions in Afghanistan; (b) the number of applications received from Afghans employed as interpreters for resettlement visas; (c) the number of these applications that have been approved; (d) the number of applicants awaiting a response to their visa application; and (e) the number of applicants who have been evacuated and are currently in Australia.

(2)        Given that the Government has stated it is looking at ‘all options’ to evacuate Afghan interpreters and their families, and that one option involves offering applicants a safe location in which to reside while awaiting a response to their visa: (a) in what ways has this option been investigated by the Government; (b) what obstacles, if any, have been raised as concerns; and (c) what other options are currently being investigated to facilitate the evacuation of interpreters.

(3)        To what extent has closure of the Australian embassy in Kabul slowed the processing of Locally Engaged Employee visas.

(4)        Can the following be provided in tabular form: (a) the number of visas processed in the three months prior to the embassy’s closure; and (b) the number of visas processed since the embassy’s closure.

(5)        Given this closure, how is the processing of resettlement visas for at-risk Afghan employees currently being conducted.

    619    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3790776 published on AusTender on 5 July 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Frost Collective Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve creative, design or editorial services; if so, what are the details of these creative, design or editorial services.

(3)        Do the services involve the design of signs, logos, packaging or branding materials; if so, what are the details of these materials.

(4)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Frost Collective Pty Ltd relate.

(5)        What outputs, products or deliverables is Frost Collective Pty Ltd required to provide under this contract, and on what date is each deliverable to be provided.

    620    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3794481 published on AusTender on 12 July 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by DBM Consultants Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve market research; if so, what are the details of this market research.

(3)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(4)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted: and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(5)        What subject matters do the services being provided by DBM Consultants Pty Ltd cover.

(6)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by DBM Consultants Pty Ltd relate.

    621    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3795234 published on AusTender on 13 July 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Painted Dog Research Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve market research; if so, what are the details of this market research.

(3)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(4)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(5)        What subject matters do the services being provided by Painted Dog Research Pty Ltd cover.

(6)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Painted Dog Research Pty Ltd relate.

    622    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3795235 published on AusTender on 13 July 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Explanimate! Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve creative, design or editorial services; if so, what are the details of these creative, design or editorial services.

(3)        Do the services involve the production of video or animated information materials; if so, what are the details of these materials.

(4)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Explanimate! relate.

(5)        What outputs, products or deliverables is Explanimate! Pty Ltd required to provide under this contract, and on what date is each deliverable to be provided.

    623    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3798633 published on AusTender on 23 July 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by IPSOS Public Affairs Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve market research; if so, what are the details of this market research.

(3)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(4)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(5)        What subject matters do the services being provided by IPSOS Public Affairs Pty Ltd cover.

(6)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by IPSOS Public Affairs Pty Ltd relate.

    626    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction—In respect of Contract Notice CN3795597 published on AusTender on 14 July 2021 by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Newgate Communications Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve the appointment of an expert adviser; if so: (a) is the adviser being appointed by the department (if not, by whom is the adviser being appointed); (b) to what role is the adviser being appointed; (c) what duties or functions will the adviser perform; (d) why are those duties or functions not able to be performed by existing departmental staff; and (e) is the adviser an employee or associate of Newgate Communications Pty Ltd.

(3)        Why was this procurement conducted by limited tender rather than open tender.

(4)        Which of the conditions in the Commonwealth Procurement Rules permitting the use of a limited tender procurement method applied to this procurement.

    627    Mr Conroy : To ask the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction—In respect of Contract Notice CN3798944 published on AusTender on 26 July 2021 by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Omnipoll Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve market research. If yes, what are the details of this market research.

(3)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(4)        Do the services include the incorporation of a question or questions in Omnipoll Pty Ltd’s Online National Omnibus survey; if so: (a) what is the text of each question to be incorporated in Omnipoll Pty Ltd’s Online National Omnibus survey; and (b) on what dates will each question be incorporated in Omnipoll Pty Ltd’s Online National Omnibus survey.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What subject matters do the services being provided by Omnipoll Pty Ltd cover.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Omnipoll Pty Ltd relate.

(8)        Why was this procurement conducted by limited tender rather than open tender.

(9)        Which of the conditions in the Commonwealth Procurement Rules permitting the use of a limited tender procurement method applied to this procurement.

4 August 2021

    629    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3750983 published on AusTender on 25 February 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Meld Studios Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve the development or facilitation of workshops; if so: (a) what are the details of the workshops; (b) when and where were the workshops conducted; and (c) who attended the workshops.

(3)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services provided by Meld Studios Pty Ltd relate.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables is Meld Studios Pty Ltd required to provide under this contract, and on what date is each deliverable to be provided.

(5)        Why was the contract amended from the original value of $190,400 to an amended value of $380,154.

    630    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3779855 published on AusTender on 9 June 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (ACT) under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve events management; if so: (a) what are the details of the events; (b) when and where were the events conducted; and (c) who attended the events.

(3)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services provided by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (ACT) relate.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables is the Institute of Public Administration Australia (ACT) required to provide under this contract, and on what date is each deliverable to be provided.

    631    Mr Zappia : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—For each COVID-19 vaccine that is either undergoing evaluation or approved for use in Australia: (a) what is the most recent clinical trial phase that has been completed; and (b) on what date was that phase completed.

5 August 2021

    634    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3800881 published on AusTender on 2 August 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Qualtrics LLC under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve market research; if so, what are the details of this market research.

(3)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(4)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include measuring or evaluating digital engagement; if so: (a) what types of digital engagement will be measured or evaluated; (b) what methods will be used to measure or evaluate digital engagement; and (c) what are the details of the audiences or users whose engagement will be measured or evaluated.

(6)        What subject matters do the services being provided by Qualtrics LLC cover.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Qualtrics LLC relate.

10 August 2021

    635    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3802398 published on AusTender on 5 August 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What research services are being provided to the department by the Australian National University under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters do the research services being provided by the Australian National University cover.

(3)        Do the research services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables is Australian National University required to provide under this contract, and on what date is each deliverable to be provided.

(5)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by the Australian National University relate.

12 August 2021

    638    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3803290 published on AusTender on 9 August 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Corporate Carbon Advisory Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters do the services being provided by Corporate Carbon Advisory Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        With reference to the AusTender contract notice description ‘carbon credits’, what are the details of carbon credits to be provided under this contract.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Corporate Carbon Advisory Pty Ltd under this contract.

(5)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Corporate Carbon Advisory Pty Ltd relate.

    639    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3803283 published on AusTender on 9 August 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Marmalade Melbourne Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve creative, design and editorial services; if so, what are the details of these creative, design and editorial services.

(3)        What subject matters do the services being provided by Marmalade Melbourne Pty Ltd cover.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Marmalade Melbourne Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(5)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Marmalade Melbourne Pty Ltd relate.

    640    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3802400 published on AusTender on 5 August 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Natalie Wade under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve workshop facilitation and development; if so: (a) what are the details of the workshops; (b) who attended the workshops; and (c) when were the workshops held.

(3)        Do the services involve market research; if so, what are the details of the market research.

(4)        What subject matters will the services provided by Ms Wade cover.

(5)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Ms Wade provide under this contract.

(6)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Ms Wade relate.

(7)        Was this procurement conducted by limited tender; if so, why was a limited tender used rather than an open tender.

    641    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3798632 published on AusTender on 23 July 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Horizon Communication Group Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve public relations, communications and marketing; if so: (a) what are the details of the public relations services; (b) what are the details of the communications services; and (c) what are the details of the marketing services.

(3)        What subject matters will the services provided by Horizon Communication Group Pty Ltd cover.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Horizon Communication Group Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(5)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Horizon Communication Group Pty Ltd relate.

    642    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3795239 published on AusTender on 13 July 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What research services are being provided to the department by the Queensland University of Technology under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the research services provided by the Queensland University of Technology cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by the Queensland University of Technology.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables will the Queensland University of Technology provide under this contract.

(5)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by the Queensland University of Technology relate.

    643    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3795236 published on AusTender on 13 July 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What research services are being provided to the department by the Social Research Centre Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the research services provided by the Social Research Centre Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by the Social Research Centre Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will the Social Research Centre Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by the Social Research Centre Pty Ltd relate.

    644    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3795233 published on AusTender on 13 July 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What research services are being provided to the department by ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the research services provided by ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted: and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd relate.

(8)        Was this procurement conducted by limited tender; if so, why was a limited tender used rather than an open tender.

    645    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3773312 published on AusTender on 20 May 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Quantum Market Research (AUST) Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the services provided by Quantum Market Research (AUST) Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by Quantum Market Research (AUST) Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Quantum Market Research (AUST) Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Quantum Market Research (AUST) Pty Ltd relate.

    646    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3757514 published on AusTender on 26 March 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Orima Research Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the services provided by Orima Research Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        Do the services include assessment and evaluation; if so, what are the details of the assessments and evaluations to be carried out by Orima Research Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Orima Research Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Orima Research Pty Ltd relate.

(8)        Was this procurement conducted by limited tender; if so, why was a limited tender used rather than an open tender.

    647    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3752639 published on AusTender on 4 March by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Nous Group Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters do the services being provided by Nous Group Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Nous Group Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(4)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Nous Group Pty Ltd relate.

    648    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3752638 published on AusTender on 4 March by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Nous Group Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters do the services being provided by Nous Group Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        Do the services include assessment and evaluation; if so, what are the details of the assessments and evaluations to be carried out by Nous Group Pty Ltd.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Nous Group Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(5)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Nous Group Pty Ltd relate.

    649    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3751641 published on AusTender on 1 March 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What research services are being provided to the department by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the research services provided by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        Do the services involve data analytics; if so, what data will be analysed.

(7)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(8)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd relate.

(9)        Was this procurement conducted by limited tender; if so, why was a limited tender used rather than an open tender.

    650    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3750147 published on AusTender on 23 February 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What research services are being provided to the department by KPMG under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the research services provided by KPMG cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by KPMG.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables will KPMG provide under this contract.

(5)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by KPMG relate.

24 August 2021

    651    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3805403 published on AusTender on 17 August 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Horizon Communication Group Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve public relations, communications and marketing; if so, what are the details of the: (a) public relations services; (b) communications services; and (c) the marketing services.

(3)        What subject matters will the services provided by Horizon Communication Group Pty Ltd cover.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Horizon Communication Group Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(5)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Horizon Communication Group Pty Ltd relate.

    652    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3805401 published on AusTender on 17 August 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What research services are being provided to the department by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the research services provided by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        Do the services involve data analytics; if so, what data will be analysed.

(7)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(8)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd relate.

(9)        Was this procurement conducted by limited tender; if so, why was a limited tender used rather than an open tender.

    653    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3712785 published on AusTender on 25 August 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What market research services are being provided to the department by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the market research services provided by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the market research services provided by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        Do the services involve data analytics; if so, what data will be analysed.

(7)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(8)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd relate.

(9)        Was this procurement conducted by limited tender; if so, why was a limited tender used rather than an open tender.

    654    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3731618 published on AusTender on 20 November 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Painted Dog Research Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve market research; if so, what are the details of this market research.

(3)        Do the services involve provision of data services or data analysis; if so, what are the details of the data services.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What subject matters do the services being provided by Painted Dog Research Pty Ltd cover.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Painted Dog Research Pty Ltd relate.

(8)        Why was the value of this contract amended from the original value of $175,593 to an amended value of $806,443.

    655    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3713016 published on AusTender on 26 August 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include social policy research; if so, what subject matters will the social policy research provided by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd relate.

    656    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3676380 published on AusTender on 28 April 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include social policy research; if so, what subject matters will the social policy research provided by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd relate.

(8)        Why was the value of this contract amended from the original value of $28,185.30 to an amended value of $118,978.40.

    657    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3694049 published on AusTender on 25 June 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Forrester Research Limited under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include subscription services; if so, what publications, materials, information or data will the subscription services provided by Forrester Research Limited cover.

(3)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Forrester Research Limited provide under this contract.

(4)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Forrester Research Limited relate.

(5)        Was this procurement conducted by limited tender; if so, why was a limited tender used rather than an open tender.

    658    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3694045 published on AusTender on 25 June 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Australian Survey Research Group Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include social policy research; if so, what subject matters will the social policy research provided by Australian Survey Research Group Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        Do the services include market research; if so, what subject matters will the market research provided by Australian Survey Research Group Pty Ltd cover.

(4)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by Australian Survey Research Group Pty Ltd.

(5)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(6)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(7)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Australian Survey Research Group Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(8)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Australian Survey Research Group Pty Ltd relate.

(9)        Why was the value of this contract amended from the original value of $25,668.50 to an amended value of $44,698.50.

    659    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3657442 published on AusTender on 5 February 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Monash University under this contract.

(2)        Which department, branch or unit of Monash University is providing services to the department under this contract.

(3)        Do the services include social policy research; if so, what subject matters will the social policy research provided by Monash University cover.

(4)        Do the services include market research; if so, what subject matters will the market research provided by Monash University cover.

(5)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(6)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(7)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Monash University provide under this contract.

(8)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Monash University relate.

    660    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3687015 published on AusTender on 4 June 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by KPMG under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include social policy research; if so, what subject matters will the social policy research provided by KPMG cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by KPMG.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables will KPMG provide under this contract.

(5)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by KPMG relate.

    661    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3737871 published on AusTender on 17 December 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by KPMG under this contract.

(2)        Do the services involve public relations, communications and marketing; if so: (a) what are the details of the public relations services; (b) what are the details of the communications services; and (c) what are the details of the marketing services.

(3)        Do the services include graphic design; if so, what are the details of the graphic design services provided by KPMG.

(4)        What outputs, products or deliverables will KPMG provide under this contract.

(5)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by KPMG relate.

(6)        Why was the value of this contract amended from the original value of $89,270 to an amended value of $108,971.

    662    Mr Gorman : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of a recent media report ‘Did secret tapes break the law? Federal MP could face illegal recording charge’ by Tim Clarke ( The West Australian , 21 August 2021, page 16), which outlines that the distribution of illegal recordings is a breach of the Surveillance Devices Act 1998 (Western Australia), the penalty for which is $5,000 or imprisonment for 12 months, or both:

(1)        Has the Prime Minister or any member of his staff had discussions with the Assistant Minister for Defence about these reports.

(2)        Has the Prime Minister referred this matter to any independent authority for investigation in accordance with section 7.3 of the Statement of Ministerial Standards ; if so, will the Prime Minister release details of the referral.

(3)        Has the Prime Minister sought any advice from the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet about this matter in accordance with section 7.4 of the Statement of Ministerial Standards ; if so, will the Prime Minister release this advice.

    663    Mr Gorman : To ask the Minister for Education and Youth—

(1)        Is the Minister aware that because of funding cuts, the University of Western Australia is cutting $40 million from their recurrent budget.

(2)        Has the Minister received any representations from students and academics about these closures; if so, what has been the Minister's response to these representations.

(3)        Does the Minister support the closure of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia.

(4)        Has the Minister received any advice from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment about the impact of this closure on the long-term skills needs of Western Australia.

(5)        How many Commonwealth supported places are projected at the University of Western Australia for the academic years: (a) 2021; (b) 2022; (c) 2023; and (d) 2024.

(6)        What is the total value of Commonwealth support for the University of Western Australia for the academic years: (a) 2021; (b) 2022; (c) 2023; and (d) 2024.

    664    Mr Gorman : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Families and Social Services—How many Age Pension and Disability Support Pension recipients were on the Cashless Debit Card in Western Australia in each of the following financial years: (a) 2013-14; (b) 2014-15; (c) 2015-16; (d) 2016-17; (e) 2017-18; (f) 2018-19; (g) 2019-20; and (h) 2020-21.

26 August 2021

    665    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3807429 published on AusTender on 24 August 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include social policy research; if so, what subject matters will the social policy research provided by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Ipsos Public Affairs Pty Ltd relate.

    666    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3807402 published on AusTender on 24 August 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include social policy research; if so, what subject matters will the social policy research cover.

(3)        Do the services include market research; if so, what subject matters will the market research cover

(4)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd.

(5)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) fom what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(6)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(7)        Do the services involve data analytics; if so what data will be analysed.

(8)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(9)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Dynata Global AU Pty Ltd relate.

(10)     Was this procurement conducted by limited tender; if so, why was a limited tender used rather than an open tender.

    667    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3805412 published on AusTender on 17 August 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by ThinkPlace Australia Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the research services provided by ThinkPlace Australia Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        What methods will be used in the research services provided by ThinkPlace Australia Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will ThinkPlace Australia Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by ThinkPlace Australia Pty Ltd relate.

    668    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3739168 published on AusTender on 22 December 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Orima Research Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the services provided by Orima Research Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        Do the services include assessment and evaluation; if so, what are the details of the assessments and evaluations to be carried out by Orima Research Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Orima Research Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Orima Research Pty Ltd relate.

(8)        Why was the contract value for this contract amended from the original contract value of $48,600 published on AusTender to the amended value of $61,100.

    669    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3712783 published on AusTender on 25 August 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Nous Group Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include strategic advice and review services; if so: (a) what are the details of the strategic advice to be provided by Nous Group Pty Ltd; and (b) what are the details of the review being conducted by Nous Group Pty Ltd.

(3)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(4)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(5)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Nous Group Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(6)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Nous Group Pty Ltd relate.

    670    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3701310 published on AusTender on 14 July 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Orima Research Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the services provided by Orima Research Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        Do the services include assessment and evaluation; if so, what are the details of the assessments and evaluations to be carried out by Orima Research Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Orima Research Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Orima Research Pty Ltd relate.

    671    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3681646 published on AusTender on 15 May 2020 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Resolve Strategic under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include social policy research; if so, what subject matters will the social policy research cover.

(3)        Do the services include market research; of so, what subject matters will the market research cover.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Resolve Strategic provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Resolve Strategic relate.

(8)        Was this procurement conducted by limited tender; if so, why was a limited tender used rather than an open tender.

30 August 2021

    672    Mr Georganas : To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Government Services—

(1)        Can the Minister guarantee that customers who are accused, either correctly or incorrectly of having a Centrelink debt, do not have their credit rating adversely affected.

(2)        What steps are taken to ensure that customers who have, correctly or incorrectly, incurred a Centrelink debt do not have this debt recorded with any other credit agency, which could impact their future credit rating.

(3)        What steps are taken to ensure that, when a debt collection agency is charged with recovering a Centrelink debt, the debt is not recorded against the customer’s name with any other credit agency, which could impact their future credit rating.

(4)        Have there been cases where Centrelink customers’ debts have negatively impacted their credit rating; if so, how many and under what circumstances.

    673    Mr Georganas : To ask the Minister for Health and Aged Care—In respect of the Professional Services Review (PSR):

(1)        Given that computer algorithms are used to identify statistical outliers, what processes are in place to account for doctors who sub-specialise, for instance, in nursing homes, placing them in a high percentile for a particular item number.

(2)        Given that a doctor attending calls in a nursing home often treats patients with complex mental health problems and physical ailments, and death reports are common (often several reports in one week), how can a doctor bill for these services without being captured in the computer algorithm.

(3)        As the 80/20 rule is based on the number of professional attendance services per day, how can this apply equally for doctors who attend multiple nursing homes per day with high volumes of patients.

(4)        How many practitioners are investigated every year by the PSR, and how many are found to have not breached the requirements.

(5)        How can the Minister ensure that the system does not penalise our hardest-working practitioners.

(6)        What process is in place to guarantee communication, transparency, and timeliness of the PSR process to consider inadvertent breaches and be more respectful of the physicians and their mental health.

(7)        Has the Minister and/or Department of Health investigated the potential negative impact of the Medicare review process conducted by the PSR on: (a) the confidence in doctors to administer quality care to their patients; (b) the correlation between doctors taking steps to avoid a PSR and the increase in ambulance ramping in hospitals; and (c) the trust and respect of the doctor-patient relationship.

(8)        If investigations have been conducted on (7)(a), (b) and (c), what are the findings.

    674    Dr Leigh : To ask the Assistant Treasurer—For each tax year since 2000-01, what was the percentage of: (a) all individual taxpayers who were audited; (b) individual taxpayers with total incomes in the top 10 per cent who were audited; (c) individual taxpayers with total incomes in the top 1 per cent who were audited; and (d) individual taxpayers with total incomes in the top 0.1 per cent who were audited.

    675    Dr Leigh : To ask the Assistant Treasurer—For each year that the respective programs operated, what was the percentage of groups in the Australian Taxation Office’s: (a) ‘Top 320 private groups tax performance program’ that were audited; (b) ‘Top 500 private groups tax performance program’ that were audited; and (c) ‘Next 5,000 private groups tax performance program’ that were audited.

2 September 2021

    676    Mr Hill : To ask the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs—

(1)        As at 7 August 2021, how many applications were on-hand for applicants of the following Partner and Other Family visas, where the applicant is a citizen of Afghanistan, including: (a) Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300); (b) Partner visa (subclass 309/801); (c) Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 114); (d) Remaining Relative visa (subclass 115); (e) Carer visa (subclass 116); (f) Orphan Relative visa (subclass 117); (f) Child visa (subclass 101); (g) Adoption visa (subclass 102); (h) Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173); (i) Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143); and (j) Parent visa (subclass 103).

(2)        As at 7 August 2021, how many applications for Refugee and Humanitarian (Class XB) visas were on-hand where the applicant is a citizen of Afghanistan, including: (a) Refugee (subclass 200); (b) In-country Special Humanitarian (subclass 201); (c) Global Special Humanitarian (subclass 202); (d) Emergency Rescue (subclass 203); and (e) Woman at Risk (subclass 204).

18 October 2021

  *677    Mr O’Connor : To ask the Minister for Defence—In respect of a recent media report ‘PM holds last Kabul plane to save Afghan mum and baby’ by Clare Armstrong ( The Daily Telegraph , 27 August 2021):

(1)        Did the Prime Minister discuss his intention with you to hold the plane to afford more time to search for the people mentioned.

(2)        What role did the Prime Minister actually play in delaying the plane.

(3)        Where does the Prime Minister sit on the chain of command for military operations.

(4)        Were the military staff actually on the ground in Kabul bound by the Prime Minister’s call to hold the plane.

(5)        The article says, ‘Once the mother and child were located and loaded onto the plane, Mr Morrison gave the clearance for wheels up, and the flight left Afghanistan’; does the Prime Minister have the authority to give such a clearance.

(6)        Given that credible intelligence was received that a terrorist threat was imminent, was the Prime Minister given assurances that any delay in the plane taking off would not compromise those troops and civilians who were on the plane waiting.

(7)        Given that no Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have spoken publicly at the time of writing, will the department or the ADF investigate how details pertaining to this sensitive operation made it into the media.

  *678    Ms Steggall : To ask the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts—

(1)        In respect of the two vacancies, including the chair, currently on the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) board, will the Minister: (a) ensure that the new appointees satisfy one or more of the following criteria: (i) background in the management of memory institutions, especially audiovisual archives, and their relevant professional disciplines; (ii) academic standing in the history disciplines, especially the history of the screen and sound media; and (iii) active professional connection with the screen and sound industries; and (b) seek an amendment to the National Film and Sound Archive Act 2008 to specify that future appointments to the board should satisfy the above criteria.

(2)        Given that, in real terms, the budget allocation for the NFSA from the Government has declined about 20 per cent over the past decade, and that to restore it to the actual level of a decade ago will require a permanent increase of $6 million per annum in base funding; will the Government commit to such a restoration.

(3)        As the NFSA is required by its Act to work to the ‘highest curatorial standards’, and given that in 2010-11 the NFSA’s approved staffing level (ASL) was 220, while its current ASL is 164, will the Government commit to restoring its ASL back to 2010-11 levels.

(4)        Given that the Government has provided an emergency allocation of $5.5 million over 4 years to enable basic-standard digitisation of at-risk magnetic tape audio and video recordings to be completed before 2025, will the Government apply an additional, ongoing increment of this size to the NFSA’s budget allocation beyond 2025.

  *679    Mr Gorman : To ask the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts—

(1)        Is the Minister aware of reports that: (a) recipients of the fifth batch of grants from the Restart Investment Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund for the project ‘Gatsby Skyline Showcase of Entertainment and the Arts’ have admitted to having no commercial experience in the Western Australian arts sector; and (b) the recipients have never run a ticketed event before.

(2)        Has the Minister consulted with representatives from Western Australian arts industry bodies that have told the media they do not believe the recipients will be able to deliver the project on the terms on which the funding was made available.

(3)        How will the Minister ensure the recipients deliver the project in compliance with the terms of the grant.

(4)        Will the Minister provide a list of all applicants from Western Australia for a grant from the RISE Fund, including details of their application and the amount of funding sought.

  *680    Dr Leigh : To ask the Minister for Defence—In respect of paragraph 2.22 of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update which reads: ‘Only the nuclear and conventional capabilities of the United States can offer effective deterrence against the possibility of nuclear threats against Australia. But it is the Government’s intent that Australia take greater responsibility for our own security. It is therefore essential that the ADF grow its self-reliant ability to deliver deterrent effects’:

(1)        Given that some have interpreted this as suggesting that the Australian Government is leaving open the possibility of acquiring nuclear weapons, despite the fact that doing so would be a breach of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, can the Minister rule out Australia ever acquiring nuclear weapons; if so, how should the final sentence of paragraph 2.22 be interpreted.

(2)        Does Australia intend to join other nations in reaffirming its fidelity to the Non-Proliferation Treaty at the upcoming Tenth Review Conference.

  *681    Ms Templeman : To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development—In respect of the $400 million Government commitment for the Hawkesbury River Third Crossing:

(1)        Has the project been assessed by Infrastructure Australia.

(2)        Has the project been assessed against Infrastructure Australia’s assessment framework; if so: (a) on what date was it assessed; and (b) can a copy of the assessment be provided.

(3)        What was the basis for the initial announcement of $200 million for the project in 2019.

(4)        What was the reason for the increase in funding to $400 million announced in 2021.

  *682    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3809996 published on AusTender on 3 September 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by Folk Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include public relations, communications, marketing or distribution services; if so, what are the details of the: (a) public relations services; (b) communications services; (c) marketing services;  and (d) distribution services.

(3)        What outputs, products or deliverables will Folk Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(4)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by Folk Pty Ltd relate.

  *683    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3810389 published on AusTender on 6 September 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by KPMG under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include research; if so: (a) what are the subject matters of the research to be provided by KPMG; and (b) what methodologies will be used in the research.

(3)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(4)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(5)        What outputs, products or deliverables will KPMG provide under this contract.

(6)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by KPMG relate.

  *684    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3815894 published on AusTender on 28 September 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        What subject matters will the services provided by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd cover.

(3)        Do the services include assessment and evaluation; if so, what are the details of the assessments and evaluations to be carried out by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd.

(4)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(5)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(6)        What outputs, products or deliverables will ORIMA Research Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(7)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd relate.

(8)        Was this procurement conducted by limited tender; if so, why was a limited tender used rather than an open tender.

  *685    Mr Conroy : To ask the Prime Minister—In respect of Contract Notice CN3816900 published on AusTender on 1 October 2021 by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

(1)        What services are being provided to the department by The Monkeys Pty Ltd under this contract.

(2)        Do the services include advertising related services; if so: (a) what are the details of the advertising related services; and (b) to what advertising campaign or activities are the services related.

(3)        Do the services include conducting quantitative research surveys; if so: (a) how many surveys will be conducted; (b) how many respondents will be covered; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will the respondents be drawn.

(4)        Do the services include conducting qualitative focus group or discussion group research; if so: (a) how many groups will be conducted; (b) in what locations will the group discussions be conducted; and (c) from what demographic sections of the community will group participants be drawn.

(5)        What outputs, products or deliverables will The Monkeys Pty Ltd provide under this contract.

(6)        To what programs, activities or functions of the department do the services being provided by The Monkeys Pty Ltd relate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                             Claressa Surtees

                                                                                            Clerk of the House of Representatives