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Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Page: 190


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister representing the Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, upon notice, on 14 September 2009:

(1)   For the 2008-09 financial year: (a) can a list be provided of each brand and model of colour printer that was provided for the office of the Minister and/or Parliamentary Secretary; and (b) what was the total cost of: (i) printer cartridges and/or toner, and (ii) servicing these printers.

(2)   For the 2008-09 financial year, what was the total value of photocopy paper received in the office for the Minister and/or Parliamentary Secretary.

(3)   For the 2008-09 financial year, what was the value of other office consumables received in the office of the Minister and/or Parliamentary Secretary.

(4)   For the 2008-09 financial year, can a list be provided of all departmental publications, excluding ordinary or mail-merged letters, which contained the name and/or photograph of the Minister and/or Parliamentary Secretary, including: (a) the cost of producing each of these publications; and (b) how many copies were distributed and to what category of persons were they distributed to.

(5)   Does the Minister and/or Parliamentary Secretary have a departmentally-funded and maintained website/webpage; if so: (a) what was the cost of developing the website of the Minister and/or Parliamentary Secretary; (b) was the site refreshed during the 2008-09 financial year and if so, what was the cost for refreshing the site; and (c) what resources does the department provided to maintain, update and upload the content for the site.

(6)   Does the department distribute the media releases for the Minister and/or Parliamentary Secretary; if so: (a) how and to whom; and (b) for the 2008-09 financial year, what was the cost for this distribution.


Senator Sherry (Assistant Treasurer) —The Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   No colour printers were provided to the Minister by the Treasury.

(2)   Total cost of photocopy paper provided to the Minister by Treasury - Nil.

(3)   Total cost of office consumables provided to the Minister by Treasury - Nil.

(4)   The Treasury did not produce any publications with the Minister’s name or photograph.

(5)   Please refer to the answers provided in part (5) of Question on Notice No. 2195.

(6)   Please refer to the answer provided in part (6) of Question on Notice No. 2195.

(a)   Please refer to the answer provided in part (6) of Question on Notice No. 2195.

(b)   Three media releases have been distributed by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research on behalf of Treasury at a cost of $1377.95. This cost is attributed to the Treasury.