Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 7 June 2018) . . Page.. 2289 ..
Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(a) For distribution numbers/print totals across all five regions each month see Attachment A.
(b) The electronic newsletter is an ACT-wide single edition. For the number of electronic newsletters circulated see Attachment A.
(c) For total printing costs by month see Attachment C.
(d) (i) The ‘Request for Quote (RFQ) name’ and ‘print job number’ each month is outlined in Attachment D.
(ii) For every edition an RFQ is issued. The value/total of each job is outlined in Attachment C.
(iii) The name of the print production supplier each month is outlined in Attachment D.
(e) Distribution costs for each region by month are outlined in Attachment B.
(f) (i) Service Agreement details with the distribution supplier Australia Post are outlined in Attachment D. There is no contract number and title.
(ii) The Service Agreement with Australia Post is for 12 months at a time. The ACT Government has access to ‘not-for-profit entity’ discounted distribution rates with Australia Post, under its Service Agreement.
(iii) The distribution supplier is Australia Post.
(g) The combined January/February 2016 edition of the Our Canberra newsletter had a magnet attached to the cover to promote recycling. The magnet was part of the ‘get re-psyched about recycling’ campaign, which was fully funded by the recycling industry.
Design, production and print of the magnets was $41,994. The cost to affix one magnet to every newsletter was an additional $14,652. Distribution costs were not affected.
(h) (i) All editions of the newsletter to-date have been printed in Canberra by local print supplier Union Offset. Every edition of the newsletter has also included a short message from the Chief Minister on the cover.
(Copies of the attachments are available at the Chamber Support Office).
Our Canberra newsletter—publication data
(Question No 1302)
Mr Coe asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 13 April 2018:
(1) Can the Chief Minister outline each stage of the approval process for content printed in the Our Canberra newsletter and the average length of time for each stage.
(2) Has any independent reviewer removed, requested changes, restricted, or otherwise altered or edited content of an Our Canberra newsletter since its commencement to date; if so, can the Chief Minister outline the (a) edition of Our Canberra, (b) nature of the content altered or removed, and the directorate which submitted the content, (c) reason the content was altered or removed and (d) final outcome or compromise.