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Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Page: 3374


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water, upon notice, on 10 September 2009:

   For the 2008-09 financial year:

   (1)   Did the Minister have any ministerial letterhead produced using the funds or resources of his or her home department; if so:

(a)   how many sheets of letterhead were produced; and

(b)   what was the cost of the production of the letterhead.

   (2)   What was the total postage cost of mailings conducted by the Minister and/or Parliamentary Secretary using their departmental-funded franking machine.

  

   (3)   (a)   What was the total cost, including production and distribution, of all direct mail pieces produced by the department, including as part of a government communications campaign, where the Minister or Prime Minister was the          nominal author of the piece; and

   (b)   can an itemised list be provided of:

(i)   production costs, and

(ii)   distribution costs.


Senator Wong (Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(1)   No.

(2)   My department has not supplied a franking machine to my office, the office of the Minister Assisting or the office of the former Parliamentary Secretary.

(3)  

(a)   There were no direct mail pieces produced by the department, including as part of a government communications campaign, where the Minister or Prime Minister was the nominal author of the piece.

(b)   Not applicable.