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Monday, 6 September 1993
Page: 1001

(Question No. 483)


Senator Campbell asked the Minister for the Arts and Administrative Services, upon notice, on 6 August 1993:

  (1) What are the details of the top 20 deals, transactions or jobs the Australian Surveying and Land Information Group (AUSLIG) completed in the financial years: (a) 1991-92; and (b) 1992-93.

  (2) What are the details of the fees and other income received by AUSLIG in the dealings in (1).

  (3) How many of these jobs were community service obligations.

  (4) What were total sales of maps in newsagents, bookshops, tourist commissions, et cetera, in the 1992-93 financial year.

  (5) Please provide a catalogue of maps for sale throughout Australia.

  (6) How does AUSLIG distribute maps to newsagents, bookshops, tourist commissions, et cetera.

  (7) How many people are employed by AUSLIG to perform the distribution function.


Senator McMullan —I have been advised that the answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

  (1)(a) Aboriginal community site surveys for ATSIC

Finniss River area 5 land claim surveys for ATSIC

Warramungu land claim surveys for ATSIC

Wakaya/Alyawarre land claim surveys for ATSIC

Upper Daly land claim surveys for ATSIC

Robinson River land claim surveys for ATSIC

World Aeronautical Charts for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Visual Terminal Charts for CAA

Badgery's Creek airport surveys for the Department of Transport and Communication

Construction survey—Card Creek (WA) for DAS (Assets)

Singleton Range geographic information system for Army

Mapping for the Australian Heritage Commission (AHC)

Detail plans for Army

Landsat imagery for the Antarctic Division

Historical site surveys for AHC

Aerial photography of Tonga for AIDAB

Aerial photography for Army

Digital mapping at Salisbury for the Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Hinchinbrook Channel survey for the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

Davies Reef survey for AIMS

  (1)(b) Aeronautical charts for CAA

Heritage mapping for AHC

Edinburgh database for RAAF

Williamtown detail for RAAF

Graphical facilities information system of Darwin air base for RAAF

Myrmidon Reef hydrographic survey for AIMS

Hinchinbrook mangrove survey for AIMS

Property surveys for Navy

Graphical facilities information system for Army central division

Graphical facilities information system for Army northern division

Range mapping for Army central division

Graphical facilities information system of HMAS Coonawarra for Navy

Graphical facilities information system at Kingswood for Navy

Mapping for the Australian Electoral Commission

Electoral maps for the Australian Electoral Commission

Aerial photography for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Finniss River area 4 land claim surveys for ATSIC

Upper Daly land claim surveys for ATSIC

Cadastral surveys—Dotswood (QLD) for DAS (Australian Property Group)

Puckapunyal detail plans for Army

  (2)(a) Income for the jobs listed at (l)(a) was $4,486,600.

  (2)(b) Income for the jobs listed at (l)(b) was $3,072,900.

  (3) AUSLIG's community service obligations are programs, rather than discrete deals or jobs, and include geodesy, remote sensing, national mapping and coordination of Commonwealth activities. Accordingly, these programs are not included in the above answers.

  (4) Total map sales for 1992-93 were $889,580.

  (5) A map product catalogue has already been forwarded to Senator Campbell.

  (6) AUSLIG distributes maps through a network of wholesale and retail outlets and direct to the public sales.

  (7) Eight people are employed to carry out the distribution function.