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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 184

Minister for Women: Costs Associated with Change of Scope

(Question No. 1664)

Mr Conroy asked the Prime Minister, in writing, on 15 October 2015:

In respect of the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women becoming the Minister for Women on 21 September 2015, will his department and/or the Office for Women provide an itemised account of all associated costs, including (but not limited to) (a) signage for the Office for Women, and the total number of offices that received new signage; (b) stationery, including business cards and letterheads; (c) web design and IT services; (d) vehicular signage and painting; and (e) marketing materials, including logos, pamphlets, and audio-visual materials such as DVDs.

Mr Turnbull: I am advised by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) Not applicable - the Office for Women is a branch of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department). It is located within the Department's main office in Barton, ACT and does not use separately branded signage.

(b) Not applicable - the Office for Women does not use any Ministry branded stationery. Changes to business cards issued to departmental officers were not required. The Minister's letterhead, when used by the Department on her behalf is generated via an electronic template, there are no direct costs associated with updating these templates.

(c) The only cost associated with updating the Minister's website was approximately five hours of an APS6 staff member's time, as part of their regular duties.

(d) Not applicable - the Office for Women does not maintain separate office space or branded vehicles.

(e) Not applicable.