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Thursday, 27 May 1993
Page: 1623

(Question No. 174)


Senator Calvert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Tourism, upon notice, on 18 May 1993:

  (1) For each department or agency, what was the name and total cost, including staff time, printing, distribution et cetera, of annual reports produced for the financial years: (a) 1990-91; (b) 1991-92; and (c) 1992-93.

  (2) When were the annual reports listed in (1) tabled in the Parliament.


Senator Schacht —The Minister for Tourism has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  The Commonwealth Department of Tourism was established on 27 December 1991. It published an Annual Report for the period 27 December 1991 to 30 June 1992. The work of the Tourism Program for the 1991-92 financial year, preceding 27 December, was reported in the Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories' (DASET) Annual Report.

  A separate Annual Report was produced by the Australian Tourist Commission and the Bureau of Tourism Research in 1990-91 and 1991-92.

  (1) Department of Tourism

  (a) Not applicable.

  (b) Annual Report, Commonwealth Department of Tourism 27 December 1991—30 June 1992.

  $50,000 (estimated), including the contribution to the DASET Annual Report, which covered the work of the Tourism Program for the period 1 July 1991 until the Administrative Arrangements Order of the 27 December 1992.

  (c) As at 18 May 1993, no expenditure had been incurred on the Department's 1992-93 Annual Report.

Australian Tourist Commission (ATC)

  (a) Annual Report 1990-91 Australian Tourist Commission

    $50,000 (estimated)

  (b) Annual Report 1991-92 Australian Tourist Commission

    $65,000 (estimated)

  (c) As at 18 May 1993, no expenditure had been incurred in the production of the ATC's 1992-93 Annual Report.

Bureau of Tourism Research (BTR)

  (a) Bureau of Tourism Research Annual Report 1990-91

    $12,500 (estimated)

  (b) Bureau of Tourism Research Annual Report 1991-92—$9,800 (estimated)

  (c) As at 18 May 1993, no expenditure had been incurred on the BTR's 1992-93 Annual Report.

  (2) The Department of Tourism's Annual Report, 27 December 1991—30 June 1992, was tabled on 17 December 1992.

  The Bureau of Tourism Research's Annual Reports were tabled as follows:

  1990-91—26 February 1992

  1991-92—26 November 1992.

  The Australian Tourist Commission's Annual Reports were tabled as follows:

  1990-91—November 1991

  1991-92—16 December 1992