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Thursday, 18 June 2009
Page: 3777


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister for Education, upon notice, on 12 March 2009:

For the 2008 calendar year, can details be provided of the start date, duration and nature (direct source or open source) of tender for each contract for external speechwriting services entered into by the department.


Senator Carr (Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research) —The Minister for Education has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations contracted the services of one speechwriter during the 2008 calendar year, from 4 February 2008 to 6 February 2009. The services were contracted, by direct source, in accordance with the department’s procurement guidelines.