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Senator Xenophon Copy of documents released by the Department of Finance under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 entitled 'FOI 16/46 - Correspondence between ASC and the Department of Finance regarding day to day operations' (PDF 3,042KB)
Senator Xenophon Copy of document released by the Department of Defence entitled 'FOI 027/16/17- Senator Nick Xenophon - statement of reasons under the Freedom of Information Act' (PDF 987KB)
Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Special Minister of State Personal Positions as at 1 October 2016
Personal Classifications as at 1 October 2016
Establishment Variances - Government, 1 May to 1 October 2016
(PDF 8468KB)

Additional information

Correspondence from Mr Paul Pirani, Chief Legal Officer, Australian Electoral Commission, dated 10 November 2016, which corrects evidence given to the committee at the hearing on 18 October 2016 (PDF 118KB)
Correspondence from Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Special Minister of State, dated 22 November 2016, which provides additional information to the evidence given to the committee at the hearing on 18 October 2016 (PDF 541KB)
Correspondence from Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, dated 14 December 2016, which provides a response to a request for the names of the MPs and Senators affected by the fraud involving Mr Damian Mantach and Melbourne Mailing Pty Ltd (PDF 682KB)
Correspondence from Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Special Minister of State, dated 2 December 2016, which provides additional information to the evidence given to the committee at the hearing on 18 October 2016 (PDF 449KB)

Questions on notice

Index to questions on notice (PDF 432KB)

Answers to questions on notice (answers were due 2 December 2016)

QoN No. Agency Outcome/
Program
Senator who asked Broad Topic Type of Question: Proof Hansard 18/10/16
Page or Written
View Date answer received

1

ASC Pty Ltd

General

Gallacher

Mix of permanent workforce and contractors - ASC

p. 5

(PDF 29KB) 18/11/16

2

ASC Pty Ltd

General

Xenophon

Scheduling of job losses - ASC

p. 7

(PDF 5KB) 25/11/16

3

ASC Pty Ltd

General

Xenophon

Vetting of media releases - ASC

p. 14

(PDF 27KB) 18/11/16

4

ASC Pty Ltd

General

Xenophon

Alteration of ASC media releases

p. 17

(PDF 9KB) 18/11/16

5

ASC Pty Ltd

General

Xenophon

Objectives for the ASC

pp 17-18

(PDF 29KB) 18/11/16

6

ASC Pty Ltd

General

Xenophon

Unsolicited proposals to build ships - ASC

pp 24-25

(PDF 10KB) 18/11/16

7

ASC Pty Ltd

General

Xenophon

Contractual arrangements between ASC and ICCPM

pp 27-28

(PDF 7KB) 18/11/16

8

Department of Finance

2/2.6

Whish-Wilson

Members contributing to military superannuation

p. 32

(PDF 7KB) 18/11/16

9

Future Fund Management Agency

1/1.2

Gallagher

Media policy for the Future Fund

p. 33

(PDF 650KB) 18/11/16

10

Department of Finance

1/1.2

McAllister

Valuation discount rates per annum

pp 37-38

(PDF 9KB) 18/11/16

11

Future Fund Management Agency

1/1.2

Gallagher

Expenses for the Chair of the Future Fund

pp 38

(PDF 7KB) 18/11/16

12

Department of Finance

1/1.1

McAllister

Unlegislated policy decisions – breakdown of figures

pp 40-41

(PDF 243KB) 30/11/16

13

Department of Finance

1/1.1

Gallagher

Breakdown of cost of same-sex marriage plebiscite

p. 45

(PDF 9KB) 18/11/16

14

Department of Finance

1/1.1

Gallagher

Budget impact of changes to VET FEE-HELP

p. 46

(PDF 163KB) 18/11/16

15

Department of Finance

1/1.1

Smith

Categories of cash payments below the 2016-17 budget profile

p. 47

(PDF 395KB) 18/11/16

16

Department of Finance

2/2.1

Gallagher

Replacement IT system for ASIC database

p. 53

(PDF 9KB) 18/11/16

17

Department of Finance

2/2.1

Siewert

Perth Freight Link – access to Fiona Stanley Hospital

pp 57-58

(PDF 33KB) 18/11/16

18

Department of Finance

1/1.1

Siewert

NDIS savings fund

p. 60

(PDF 17KB) 18/11/16

19

Department of Finance

2/2.1

McAllister

Digital Transformation Office restructure

pp 61-62

(PDF 34KB) 18/11/16

20

Department of Finance

2/2.1

Gallagher, McAllister

Finance's involvement in relation to ICT in the Australian Bureau of Statistics

p. 64

(PDF 31KB) 18/11/16

21

Department of Finance

2/2.3

Gallagher

Operation Tetris – square meterage in Brisbane

p. 67

(PDF 7KB) 18/11/16

22

Department of Finance

2/2.3

Gallagher

Operation Tetris – guidelines

p. 67

(PDF 30KB) 18/11/16

23

Department of Finance

2/2.3

Gallagher

Relocation of APVMA – cost-benefit analysis

p. 68

(PDF 29KB) 18/11/16

24

Department of Finance

2/2.5

Xenophon

National trade obligations and WTO agreement’s effect on procurement

p. 72

(PDF 33KB) 18/11/16

25

Department of Finance

2/2.5

Xenophon

Quantity of locally produced and sourced goods and services

p. 74

(PDF 12KB) 18/11/16

26

Department of Finance

2/2.3

McAllister

Lift in The Lodge

pp 75-76

(PDF 36KB) 2/12/16

27

Department of Finance

1/1.1

Gallagher

Allocation of efficiency dividend

p. 77

(PDF 126KB) 18/11/16

28

Department of Finance

1/1.1

Gallagher

Efficiency dividend reallocation within portfolios

p. 78

(PDF 7KB) 25/11/16

29

Department of Finance

2/2.5

Gallagher

Commonwealth government Fleet Vehicle Selection Policy

p. 79

(PDF 31KB) 18/11/16

30

Department of Finance

2/2.5

Gallagher

Average volume of fleet vehicle purchases

p. 79

(PDF 24KB) 25/11/16

31

Department of Finance

2/2.5

Gallagher

Statistics on fleet vehicles – as at June 2016

p. 81

(PDF 78KB) 18/11/16

32

Department of Finance

General

Gallagher

Reporting of incidents of fraud

pp 81-82

(PDF 5KB) 30/11/16

33

Department of Finance

2/2.4

Gallagher

Numbers of Act of Grace claims with costs attached

pp 84-85

(PDF 5KB) 25/11/16

34

Department of Finance

2/2.5

Gallagher

Government advertising – adjustment to the census campaign

p. 88

(PDF 7KB) 2/12/16

35

Department of Finance

3/3.1

McAllister

Melbourne Mailing/Damien Mantach – interest applied to payment

pp 90-91 and 96-97

(PDF 39KB) 2/12/16

36

Department of Finance

3/3.1

McAllister

Melbourne Mailing/Damien Mantach – accounting information

p. 91

(PDF 31KB) 2/12/16

37

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Sterle

Travel details on 1 September 2016 for the Minister for Justice and Customs, Hon Michael Keenan MP

p. 96

(PDF 33KB)
amended answer (PDF 139KB)
2/12/16
16/12/16

38

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Numbers of staff formerly working in special units of Government

p. 101

(PDF 9KB) 2/12/16

39

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Numbers of staff in the office of the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills

pp 101-102

(PDF 9KB) 2/12/16

40

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Staffing matters in the office of the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills

pp 102-103

(PDF 9KB) 2/12/16

41

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Staffing allocation for Senator Jacquie Lambie

p. 103

(PDF 7KB) 2/12/16

42

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Staffing allocation for crossbench parliamentarians

p. 104

(PDF 6KB) 2/12/16

43

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Office leasing costs in Devonport for former Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

p. 112

(PDF 6KB) 2/12/16

44

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Office locations for Senators Bushby and Duniam

pp 112-113

(PDF 5KB) 16/12/16

45

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Office lease for Senator David Bushby in Rosny Park

p. 113

(PDF 9KB) 2/12/16

46

Australian Electoral Commission

General

Rhiannon

Evidence of a ‘deal’ regarding CFMEU’s leadership positions

p. 114

(PDF 7KB) 2/12/16

47

Australian Electoral Commission

General

Rhiannon

Rates for loans to political parties

p. 116

(PDF 8KB) 2/12/16

48

Australian Electoral Commission

General

Abetz

Donation to the CFMEU

p. 116

(PDF 32KB) 2/12/16

49

Australian Electoral Commission

General

Rice

Procurement dates for the same-sex marriage plebiscite

p. 118

(PDF 124KB) 2/12/16

50

Australian Electoral Commission

General

McAllister

AEC’s contact with Mr Lincoln Folo regarding the ‘Fadden Forum’

pp 120 and 128

(PDF 20KB) 2/12/16

51

Australian Electoral Commission

General

McAllister

AEC’s contact with AUSTRAC regarding the ‘Fadden Forum’

p. 123

(PDF 7KB) 2/12/16

52

Australian Electoral Commission

General

Smith

Location of multiple voters

p. 125

(PDF 30KB) 2/12/16

53

Department of Finance

General

Gallacher

Departmental credit cards

Written

(PDF 33KB) 30/11/16

54

Department of Finance

2/2.1

Bilyk

Australian Standard on ICT accessibility

Written

(PDF 32KB) 18/11/16

55

Department of Finance

2/2.5

Carr

Purchasing of copy paper – percentage of Australian made

Written

(PDF 173KB) 2/12/16

56

Department of Finance

2/2.5

Carr

Purchasing of copy paper – subject to investigation by the Australian Anti-dumping Commission

Written

(PDF 66KB) 18/11/16

57

ASC Pty Ltd

General

Xenophon

ASC – major work

Written

(PDF 37KB) 2/12/16

58

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Xenophon

Australian Political Parties for Democracy Programme

Written

(PDF 11KB) 2/12/16

59

All

General

Bilyk

Ministerial functions

Written

(PDF 24KB) 30/11/16

60

Department of Finance

General

Bilyk

Executive office upgrades

Written

(PDF 5KB) 30/11/16

61

Department of Finance

General

Bilyk

Facilities upgrades

Written

(PDF 24KB) 30/11/16

62

Department of Finance

General

Bilyk

Vacancies

Written

(PDF 12KB) 25/11/16

63

Department of Finance

General

Bilyk

Media monitoring

Written

(PDF 5KB) 25/11/16

64

Department of Finance

General

Bilyk

Department of Finance’s advertising and information campaigns

Written

(PDF 10KB) 30/11/16

65

Future Fund Management Agency

General

Bilyk

Future Fund’s Christmas party

Written

(PDF 25KB) 18/11/16

66

Future Fund Management Agency

General

Bilyk

CEO functions

Written

(PDF 32KB) 18/11/16

67

Future Fund Management Agency

General

Bilyk

Executive office upgrades

Written

(PDF 6KB) 18/11/16

68

Future Fund Management Agency

General

Bilyk

Facilities upgrades

Written

(PDF 10KB) 18/11/16

69

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Employment of former Members of Parliament

Written

(PDF 28KB) 2/12/16

70

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Career Transition Payments

Written

(PDF 506KB) 2/12/16

71

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Hon Wyatt Roy, Former Member for Longman – recent travel to Iraq

Written

(PDF 30KB) 2/12/16

72

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Office accommodation – President of the Senate

Written

(PDF 44KB) 2/12/16

73

All

General

McAllister

Breakdown of staffing information

Written

(PDF 1163KB) 2/12/16

74

ASC Pty Ltd

General

Bilyk

Ms Sophie Mirabella’s ASC Board tenure

Written

(PDF 34KB) 2/12/16

75

Department of Finance

2/2.6

Whish-Wilson

Notional employer contribution in a defined benefit scheme

p. 33

(PDF 5KB) 25/11/16

76

Department of Finance

2/2.5

Gallagher

Breakdown of $174.7 million Government advertising figure

p. 87

(PDF 9KB) 5/12/16

77

Department of Finance

3/3.1

Farrell

Increase to numbers of senior Government staffing positions

pp 99-100

(PDF 28KB) 2/12/16

78

Department of Finance

2/2.1

Watt

Australian Hearing – Steering Committee on Future Ownership

Written

(PDF 28KB) 30/11/16

For further information, contact:

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Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3534
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809
Email: fpa.sen@aph.gov.au

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