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Wednesday, 1 September 1993
Page: 836

(Question No. 173)


Senator Calvert asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 19 May 1993:

  (1) For each department or agency, what was the name and total cost, including staff time, printing, distribution, etcetera, 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 Parliament.


Senator Bolkus —The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) The costs of producing, and distributing the Annual Reports of the Attorney-General's department and portfolio agencies for the financial years 1990-91 and 1991-92 are as follows.

Attorney-General's Department Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Annual Report Editor - * $13,350.00*

Printing $14,895.00 $23,210.00

Indexing (by AGPS) - * $896.00

Distribution (estimate) $1,926.50 $2,485.00

Total $16,821.50 $39,941.00

* Does not include staff time in the many areas contributing to the report as this is not able to be accurately estimated. In 1991-92 a full-time annual report editor was appointed for three months.

Tabling date 15 October 1991 12 November 1992

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Staff time(1) $12,000.00 $13,000.00

ANAO audit costs -(2) $30,000.00

Printing $8,000.00 $14,000.00

Distribution $1,000.00 $1,000.00

Total $21,000.00 $58,000.00

Note: The figures are estimates only as specific records were not kept.

(1.) Includes time involved in writing and preparation of material, preparation of financial statements, staff involvement in the audit process, editing and distribution.

(2.) ANAO provided services free of cost.

Tabling date 26 November 1991 17 December 1992

Administrative Review Council Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Staff time $17,500.00 $18,500.00

Printing $7,527.98 $6,445.00

Distribution $1,473.60 $1,139.00

Total $26,501.58 $26,084.00

Tabling date 18 December 1991 24 November 1992

Austrac (formerly Cash Transaction Reports Agency) Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Total $18,812.00 $22,840.00

Includes $1,800 estimated staff costs for each year.

Tabling date 11 September 1991 9 September 1992

Australian Federal Police Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Printing costs $17,350.00* $15,996.00

Total $17,350.00 $15,996.00

*Including photographic halftones and linotronic prints of pages.

Note: Does not include staff time and distribution costs as records are not kept.

Tabling date 3 December 1991 24 November 1992

Australian Institute of Criminology Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

(19th Annual Report) (20th Annual Report)

Staff time—Estimated cost

for editorial work and

production of camera

ready copy $1,262.10 $1,515.20

Estimated cost for writing

and clearing report $2,893.75 $5,191.00

*Printing $4,712.00 $2,659.00

Distribution (approx.) $459.00 $499.50

Total $9,416.85 $9,864.70

* The large increase in the estimated cost in 1991-92 over 1990-91 is that the entire format was changed to parallel the Corporate Plan resulting in far more staff time being needed. This cost is anticipated to level out or decrease for the next year. Tabling date 27 February 1992 17 December 1992

Australian Securities Commission Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Total $60,742.00 $66,700.00

Tabling date 19 December 1991 10 December 1992

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Staff time $20,000.00 $22,500.00

Printing $5,695.00 $6,459.00

(2,000 copies) (1,900 copies)

Total $25,695.00 $28,959.00

Tabling date 19 December 1991 26 November 1992

Companies and Securities Advisory Committee Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Total $642.00 $1,200.00

Tabling date 27 February 1992 10 May 1993

Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

$1,329.00 $1,521.00

Includes staff time, printing and an estimation of distribution costs.

Tabling date 27 November 1991 15 October 1992

Corporations and Securities Panel Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Total no report $680.00

(800 copies)

Tabling date 24 November 1992

Criminology Research Council Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Staff time—Estimated cost

for editorial work and

production of camera ready copy $901.50 $1,041.70

Estimated cost for writing and

clearing report $2,495.40 $2,665.70

Printing $1,950.00 $2,590.00

Distribution $814.50 (approx.) $382.50 (approx.)

Total $6,161.40 $6,679.90

Tabling date 27 February 1992 17 December 1992

Director of Public Prosecutions Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Staff time (estimate) $22,875.00 $22,875.00

Production and printing $19,251.50 $14,500.00

Total $42,126.50 $37,375.00

Note: Does not include distribution costs as records were not kept.

Tabling date 18 December 1991 17 December 1992

Family Court of Australia Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Total $4,197.06 $5,990.00

Note: Does not include staff time or postage as separate

records were not kept.

Tabling date 27 February 1992 26 November 1992

Family Law Council Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Printing $2,200 (1,000 copies) $3,200 (2,030 copies)

Note: Staff time spent on the preparation of annual reports and distribution costs of annual reports are not recorded.

Tabling date 2 December 1991 24 November 1992

Federal Court of Australia Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Staff time (estimate) $18,793.00 $21,149.00

Printing $4,432.46 (900 copies) $4,659.20 (1,000 copies)

Distribution $101.20 $150.00

Photography $300.00

Total $23,326.66 $26,258.20

Tabling date 17 October 1991 26 November 1992

Federal Police Disciplinary Tribunal Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Staff time (estimate) $799.58 $825.54

Printing (500 copies) $900.00 (estimate) $938.55

Distribution $25.00 $25.00

Total $1,724.58 $1,789.09

Tabling date 27 February 1992 10 May 1993*

* Was to have been tabled on 23 February 1993; however, due to pending election Parliament did not sit on that date.

High Court of Australia Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Total $42,290.00(1) $38,790.00(2)

(1.) Includes actual publication cost of $3,331, and a notional amount of $25,000 to cover Australian National Audit Office fee for audit of financial statement. Staff costs are estimated based on 1990-91 salary levels.

(2.) Includes actual publication cost of $2,881, and actual amount of $22,000 for Australian National Audit Office fee. Staff costs are estimated based on 1991-92 salary levels.

Tabling date 16 October 1991 15 October 1992

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Total $29,500.00 $28,000.00

Tabling date 19 December 1991 17 December 1992

Annual Report on the Operation of the Privacy Act

1990-91 1991-92

(Third Annual Report)(Fourth Annual Report)

Total $19,200.00 $17,800.00

Tabling date 19 December 1991 17 December 1992

Inspector-General in Bankruptcy

Annual Report on the Operation of the Bankruptcy Act 1966

1990-91 1991-92

Total $3,200.00 $9,680.00

Note: Does not include staff and distribution costs as they are not possible to estimate.

Tabling date 17 October 1991 3 November 1992

Law Reform Commission Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Staff time (approx.) $5,367.00 $6,954.00

Printing $8,248.00 $7,397.00

Distribution (approx.) $1,000.00 $1,000.00

Total $14,615.00 $15,351.00

Tabling date 18 December 1991 26 November 1992

National Crime Authority Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Staff time (estimate) $12,983.00 $16,791.00

Printing (by AGPS) $5,883.00 $6,600.00

Distribution $3,285.00 $3,285.00

Total (estimate) $22,151.00 $26,676.00

Tabling date 19 December 1991 12 November 1992

Office of Parliamentary Counsel Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Total $1,970.00 $1,966.43

Tabling date 27 November 1991 15 October 1992

Security Appeals Tribunal Annual Report

1990-91 1991-92

Staff time(1) $1,000.00 $1,000.00

ANAO audit costs - (2) $600.00

Printing $1,200.00 $1,200.00

Distribution $200.00 $200.00

Total $2,400.00 $3,000.00

Note: As no specific records were kept, the costs listed are estimates only.

(1.) Includes time involved in writing and preparation of material, preparation of financial statements, staff involvement in the audit process, editing and distribution.

(2.) ANAO provided services free of cost.Tabling date11 November 199115 September 1992  (2) The department's and agencies' 1992-93 annual reports are not completed and costings therefore are not available.