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Tuesday, 16 May 1972
Page: 1706


Senator WILLESEE asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice:

Has the American firm of management consultants, McKinsey & Co. Incorporated, been retained to conduct an inquiry into the Australian Broadcasting Commission; if so: (a) who authorised the employment of these consultants, (b) what aspects of Australian Broadcasting Commission operation are to be investigated, and (c) what is the fee to be paid to McKinsey's for their services.


Senator GREENWOOD The PostmasterGeneral has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Yes.

(a)   The Australian Broadcasting Commission.

(b)   The survey to be undertaken by the Consultants will be concerned with the overall management of the resources available to the Commission.

(c)   Negotiations on the fee to be paid are still in progress. The amount to be paid will depend on the duration of the enquiry.







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