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Thursday, 18 April 1985
Page: 1468

(Question No. 279)


Mr Connolly asked all Ministers, upon notice, on 21 March 1985:

(1) What arrangements does the Minister's Department make for the production of films and videos for both internal and external use.

(2) Is any production carried out within the Minister's Department.

(3) How many films/videos were produced for or by the Minister's Department during 1983-84 and what was (a) the title and (b) the cost of each production.

(4) What film/video production equipment is held for or by the Minister's Department and what is its primary use.

(5) How many officers are employed in this area within the Minister's Department and what are their salaries.


Mr Holding —The answers to the honourable member's questions, as regards the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, are as follows:

(1) Central Office (Canberra) contracts Film Australia on all major works for film and video; utilises private video production houses where necessary for speed and lower costs; assists with co-productions and community productions; has two in-house units in Brisbane and New South Wales for informing the general public, Aboriginal communities and training Aboriginal production personnel.

(2) Video tapes are produced in the Media and Communications Section of NSW Region for Departmental use and on request from other government departments, institutions and community groups concerned with Aboriginal affairs.

Queensland Region produces videos only for distribution to the media, schools and other interested groups to promote an understanding of Aboriginal culture and to provide information on current issues.

(3) Central Office-9 films

A six film series with Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ''Six Australians''-$15,000

Anangu Pitjantjatjarku video-$1,200

Maningrida Arts and Crafts to produce video on Arts and Crafts for Maningrida Arts and Crafts-$7,400

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association video on Minister's visit to Ayers Rock-$4,930

New South Wales-14 video productions Conference of Aboriginal Land Councils

NADOC Week display, Mt Druitt

NADOC Week ball, Blacktown Civic hall

Back to nature day, Mt Druitt

Indigenous People's Farm, Richmond

Official opening of Tweed Museum

Aboriginal Arts Board Conference, Tasmania

Australian Museum cave paintings

Aboriginal fashion show, Canberra

Training program for YACS, Sydney

Aboriginal health conference

Motivation seminar for Year 10 students at Nambucca Heads

YACS camp at Berry

Matraville HS excursion-Aboriginal bushfood

Records are not kept on individual production costs in the New South Wales Region.

Total production costs of $1,013.20 were incurred.

Queensland-23 video productions Jungiman-Kalkadoon Festival

Gateway to Australia-Torres Strait community profile

Tomorrow Mike Miller-Cairns, profile of Mike Miller

QEH By-Election-Brisbane, Electoral Office official video

Portrait of an Aboriginal Artist-Cairns, Thancoupie

Addidi Country-Bamaga community profile

Jumbunna 3-NAIDOC Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville

Aboriginals vs Communist-Profile of the League of Rights

Mona Mona-Return to Mossman site

Bloomfield-Wujal Wujal people's views on roads

Governor General Visit-Torres Strait tour

Badu Supermarket-New Company Badu

Aboriginal Mother's Union-Anglican conference Badu

Aboriginal Training Centre-Rockhampton Centre

The Cape '84-Kowanyama

Delta Downs-Pastoral development

Common Ground-Rockhampton, community meeting to hear Frank Brennan's legal views

Faces of Queensland-All areas, land film

Palm Island Workshop-NAC Land Conference, Palm Island

Department of State Health on Aboriginal Health-Brisbane, training for reserve nurses

Cattleman's Conference-Rockhampton, Aboriginal aims presentation

Legal Service Meeting-Woorabinda and Thursday Island

Construction of new Aboriginal community sports complex and swimming pool-Thursday Island

Records are not kept on individual production costs in the Queensland Region.

Total production costs of $10,925 were incurred.

(4) Film/video production equipment is as follows: New South Wales-colour video camera; portable U-matic video recorder and batteries; omni-directional microphone and jack; field monitor; portable audio mixer; outdoor microphone; 4 hand-held microphones; remote control zoom attachment; multicore cable; tripod; quartz kit (lights); manual focus control

Queensland-BVU recorder and Hitachi FBZZ camera for professional work (e.g. for TV); low band recorder and Hitachi camera for semi-professional work; 3 x VHS cameras and recorders for use in training of 4 Aboriginal trainees under NESA.

(5) Salaries and positions of officers who as part of their duties undertake video/film productions: Central Office-One Films Officer, salary, $27,806

New South Wales-One Officer, salary, $18,012

Queensland-Officers directly involved are: Journalist Grade A1, $31053: Clerk Class 7 $20768: Clerk Class 5 $22681. The time involved in video work in each case would be estimated at 30% of full duties.