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Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Page: 203

Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs (Sherry), upon notice, on 16 September 2009:

(1)   Does the Minister and/or Parliamentary Secretary have a departmentally maintained website or websites; if so, can a list of these websites be provided.

(2)   Can a list be provided of all redevelopments (including re-skins) of these websites since 24 November 2007, including: (a) the total cost for each redevelopment; (b) who undertook each redevelopment; and (c) whether the website, or draft versions thereof, were market-tested before going live; if so, by whom and what was the total cost of the market testing.

(3)   Does the department: (a) post all of the Minister’s and/or Parliamentary Secretary’s press releases, speeches and transcripts on these websites; and (b) have any guidelines for the posting of political material on these websites.

(4)   Has the department ever refused to post material on these websites due to their political nature; if so, on how many occasions.

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

   (1)Yes. The ministerial website for the Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP is maintained by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

   (2)Please refer response to QoN 2246.

   (3)Please refer response to QoN 2246.

   (4)Please refer response to QoN 2246.