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Monday, 24 November 2003
Page: 17795


Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, upon notice, on 14 October 2003:

For each of the financial years 2001-02 and 2002-03 can the following details be provided in relation to paper and paper products:

(1) How much has been spent by the department on these products.

(2) From which countries of origin has the department sourced these products.

(3) From which companies has the department sourced these products.

(4) What was the percentage of the total of paper and paper products in value (in AUD) sourced by the department by country.

(5) What was the percentage of the total of paper and paper products in value (in AUD) sourced by the department by company.

(6) What steps has the department taken to ensure that paper and paper products sourced by the department from other countries comply with the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard.


Senator Abetz (Special Minister of State) —The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

2001 - 2002

(1) $157,087

(2) Australia

Finland

Indonesia

Thailand

(3) Edwards Dunlop

Spicers Paper

Corporate Express

Paper Company of Australia

CDM Australia

National 1

Fuji Xerox

Commonwealth Paper Co. Pty/Ltd

Boise/Moore

(4) Australia 92%

Finland 4%

Indonesia 2%

Thailand 2%

(5) Edwards Dunlop 2.7%

Spicers Paper 1.8%

Corporate Express 8.8%

Paper Company of Australia 0.7%

CDM Australia 3.0%

National 1 2.4%

Fuji Xerox 16.4%

Commonwealth Paper Co. Pty/Ltd 7.6%

Boise/Moore 56.6%

(6) Compliance with ISO 14001 was verified before ordering.

2002 - 2003

(1) $222,360

(2) Australia

Finland

Indonesia

Thailand

(3) Edwards Dunlop

Fuji Xerox

Boise/Moore

Spicers Paper

Corporate Express

Paper Company of Australia

CDM Australia

(4) Australia 94%

Finland 4%

Indonesia 1%

Thailand 1%

(5) Edwards Dunlop 6.5%

Fuji Xerox 8.4%

Boise/Moore 78.2%

Spicers Paper 1.4%

Corporate Express 1.4%

Paper Company of Australia 3.0%

CDM Australia 1.1%

(6) Compliance with ISO 14001 was verified before ordering.