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Tuesday, 17 August 1993
Page: 112

(Question No. 175)


Senator Calvert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, 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; (c) 1992-93.

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


Senator Collins —The Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs has provided the following response to the honourable senator's question:

  1990-91 ATSIC Annual Report:

  Printing and Publication costs—$20,000

  Distribution costs: It is not possible to provide a cost of distribution of the Annual Report because ATSIC does not cost its distribution as a separate item. There was, however, a small postage cost.

  Date Tabled: Thursday, 30 April 1992

  Staff Costs: The information sought on the cost of staff time spent in producing the Commission's 1990-91 annual report cannot be identified as statistics are not kept on time spent on specific projects.

  1991-92 ATSIC Annual Report:

  Printing and Publication costs—$20,000

  Distribution costs: It is not possible to provide a cost of distribution of the Annual Report because

ATSIC does not cost its distribution as a separate item. There was, however a small postage cost.   Staff Costs: The information sought on the cost of staff time spent on producing the Commission's 1991-92 annual report cannot be separately identified as statistics are not kept on time spent on specific projects.

  Date tabled: Wednesday, 5 May 1993.

  1992/93 ATSIC Annual Report:

  ATSIC's 1992-93 Annual Report is not yet completed and costings are, therefore, not yet available.