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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 6 March 2008) . . Page.. 698 ..


Public service—consulting services

(Question No 1894)

Mr Smyth asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 14 February 2008:

How much was spent on consulting services for your department in the 2007-08 financial year to date;

Can the Minister provide details of the individual contracts as outlined in part (1) as to (a) who were they awarded to, (b) at what cost, (c) for what purpose and (d) how were they awarded, for example, by tender or with certificate of exemption.

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

I am not prepared to authorise the use of the considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Member’s question. I note information on the use of consultants is routinely provided in agencies’ annual reports.


Public service—consulting services

(Question No 1895)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 14 February 2008:

How much was spent on consulting services for your department in the 2007-08 financial year to date;

Can the Minister provide details of the individual contracts as outlined in part (1) as to (a) who were they awarded to, (b) at what cost, (c) for what purpose and (d) how were they awarded, for example, by tender or with certificate of exemption.

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

I am not prepared to authorise the use of the considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Member’s question. I note information on the use of consultants is routinely provided in agencies’ annual reports.


Public service—advertising

(Question No 1898)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 14 February 2008:

How much will be spent in the 2007-08 financial year to date on advertising, promotion, the dissemination of policy information or other information which included the Minister’s photograph and/ or a message from the Minister;


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