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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2583 ..


Government—websites(Question No 850)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:

(1) In relation to the Minister’s department and each agency in the Minister’s portfolio, (a) how many websites are managed and maintained, (b) which websites are they and (c) what is the purpose of each.

(2) Who manages and maintains the websites referred to in part (1) and is this in-house responsibility or the responsibility of contractors.

(3) What is the current annual cost of maintaining and managing the websites.

(4) If contractors are engaged to perform some of this work, how much is the annual cost of engaging the contractors.

(5) Does each website allow people to subscribe to a mailing list; if so, (a) what is the purpose of the mailing list, (b) how many subscribers does it have and (c) how many subscribers have an email address that end in “act.gov.au”.

(6) When did each website go live.

(7) What was the initial development cost of each website.

(8) Is the website considered an asset which is depreciated; if so, what is the (a) depreciation rate and (b) annual depreciation cost of the site.

(9) How many individual visitors does each website receive on average per week.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) In ACT Health four websites are managed and maintained.

www.health.act.gov.au - to provide comprehensive health service information to health consumers, professionals and other healthcare organisations.

www.healthpromotion.act.gov.au – to provided comprehensive health promotion information to health consumers, professionals and other healthcare organisations;

www.findthirty.com.au – aims to increase the number of ACT residents who are sufficiently active for good health;

www.kidsatplay.act.gov.au – aims to advance the health and wellbeing of ACT children aged 0-5years, by promoting health eating and physical activity to families and the early childhood sector.

(2) All of these websites are managed internally, while more complex website modifications are performed by an external contractor.

(3) The current annual cost for internal management of these websites is 0.2 FTE SOGC, and $9000 per year for more complex modifications performed by external contractors.

(4) See answer above.


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