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Monday, 7 May 1984
Page: 1695

(Question No. 40)

Senator Bolkus asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 22 April 1983:

(1) What moneys have been expended since 1 January 1976 in the Minister's areas of responsibility and what moneys are being planned to be expended in the following areas:

(a) computer hardware and software; and

(b) repairs and servicing of computers.

(2) When was expenditure incurred in each of the above categories.

(3) Which items purchased above are now obsolete or will be so in the next five years.

Senator Walsh —The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) and (2) Moneys expended in the Treasurer's area of responsibility since 1 January 1976 and planned to be expended in 1983-84 are as follows:

Computer Repairs and

hardware servicing Financial year

and software of computers

$'000 $'000 1975-76 749 1,934 1976-77 5,971 2,856 1977-78 5,895 2,029 1978-79 4,535 3,147 1979-80 2,981 3,884 1980-81 26,765 4,769 1981-82 10,917 5,810 1982-83 32,109 7,971 1983-84 33,056 13,986

(3) Items purchased in the above period which are now obsolete or will be so in the next five years are-

Department of the Treasury:


Australian Bureau of Statistics:

ICL Central Processing Unit

CDC Cyber Central Processing Unit

CDC Tape Drives

Australian Taxation Office:

6 CMAD CM 202 Minicomputers

CDC Cyber 173 Central Processing Unit

Commonwealth Banking Corporation:

2 IBM 3138/J Central Processing Units

IBM 3135/100 Central Processing Unit

IBM 3135/5 Central Processing Unit

3 IBM 3158/-U35 Central Processing Units

IBM 3158/KJO Central Processing Unit

Reserve Bank of Australia:

Computer node to Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra, consisting of a digital Equipment Corporation PDP 11/10 computer.

IBM system 360-30 Central Processing Unit.