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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 3 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1039..


Public service—focus groups

(Question No 1908)

Mr Smyth asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 4 March 2008:

(1) How many public focus groups were conducted through the your department in the 2007-08 financial year to date;

(2) When were they held and what was the nature of each focus group;

(3) What was the cost to conduct these focus groups;

(4) How much, if anything, were focus group participants paid to attend;

(5) Where can Members get the details and findings of these publicly funded focus groups.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

I am not prepared to authorise the use of the very considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the above question.

Public service—advertising

(Question No 1909)

Mr Smyth asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 4 March 2008:

(1) What promotional activities, publications and advertising in any media have been undertaken by the (a) department, (b) the Minister's Office or (c) any other office or agency on behalf of the Department or Minister's office in the 2007-08 financial year to date;

(2) What was the total amount spent on such activities as outlined in part (1) and was it costed to (a) the department/agency, (b) the Minister's office, (c) another Minister's office or (d) another agency/department;

(3) Can the Minister detail the promotional activities, publications and advertising undertaken by (a) the department/agency, (b) the Minister's Office, (c) another Minister's office or (d) another agency/department on behalf of the Minister or the department/agency;

(4) What were the promotional activities, publications and advertising meant to achieve, did they achieve their purposes and how was that measured;

(5) How much has been allocated both within the Minister's office and the department/agency for these activities in the 2007-08 financial year to date.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

I am not prepared to authorise the use of the very considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the above question.


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