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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 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 representing the 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 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 for Employment Participation

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

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

1680 Minister representing the Minister for Financial Services, 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 )