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Notice given 3 June 2009

Senator Minchin: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos *1648-*1683)—Since 1 January 2008, has the department or any of its agencies expended any funds on advertising or sponsored links on a search engine such as www.google.com for any government websites administered within the Minister’s portfolio (i.e. websites with ‘.gov.au’ domain names); if so:

(a) which websites have been or are being advertised/sponsored on each search engine;

(b) what was the cost of establishing the advertisement/sponsorship;

(c) what was/is the daily cost of sponsorship;

(d) what was/is the fee that is charged each time an advertised/sponsored site is selected through the search engine;

(e) which words or phrases have been included in the advertisement/sponsorship (i.e. ‘digital television’);

(f) which additional, subcategories or combinations of words have also been included in the advertisement/sponsorship;

(g) how many variables or combinations were entered into the purchase equation;

(h) for how long has the advertisement/sponsorship been running or is intended to run; and

(i) what is the total cost to the department (or the costs to date if the expense is ongoing) of each website advertisement and/or sponsored link.

*1648 Minister representing the Prime Minister

*1649 Minister representing the Minister for Education ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations on 3 June 2009 )

*1650 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

*1651 Minister representing the Minister for Social Inclusion

*1652 Minister representing the Treasurer

 

 *1653 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

*1654 Special Minister of State

*1655 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

*1656 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

*1657 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

*1658 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

*1659 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

*1660 Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation

*1661 Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

*1662 Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

*1663 Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

*1664 Minister for Climate Change and Water

*1665 Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

*1666 Minister representing the Attorney-General

*1667 Minister for Human Services

*1668 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

*1669 Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy

*1670 Minister representing the Minister for Tourism

*1671 Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs

*1672 Minister representing the Assistant Treasurer

*1673 Minister representing the Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs

*1674 Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

*1675 Minister representing the Minister for Housing

*1676 Minister representing the Minister for the Status of Women

*1677 Minister representing the Minister for Employment Participation

*1678 Minister representing the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Defence on 3 June 2009 )

*1679 Minister representing the Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy

*1680 Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law

*1681 Minister representing the Minister for Ageing ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing on 3 June 2009 )

*1682 Minister representing the Minister for Youth ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations on 3 June 2009 )

*1683 Minister representing the Minister for Sport ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing on 3 June 2009 )

 

Senator Abetz: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos *1684-*1685)—

(1) Did Cabinet meet on 1 June 2009; if so: (a) when did the meeting commence and conclude; and (b) when was the meeting first scheduled.

(2) Did any Cabinet committees meet on 1 June 2009; if so, for each: (a) when did the meeting commence and conclude; and (b) when was the meeting first scheduled.

*1684 Minister representing the Prime Minister

*1685 Special Minister of State ( transferred to the Minister representing the Prime Minister on 3 June 2009 )