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Wayne Swan

Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer

3 December 2007 - 27 June 2013

4 April 2011


2011-2012 Budget Media Lock-Up

The Treasurer will deliver the 2011-12 Budget on Tuesday 10 May 2011, with his Budget speech beginning in the House of Representatives around 7.30 pm (AEST).

Budget materials will be available under embargo to approved members of the media in a secure lock-up area in Parliament House, Canberra.

Media organisations are invited to apply to the Treasury for access to the lock-up by submitting the names and positions of employees seeking access by 5 pm on Friday 29 April 2011. Applications and enquires should be sent to

Media organisations should restrict their applications to essential employees only, as space in the lock-up is limited.

Attendees will be able to sign in from 12 pm, which will allow access to a pre-lock-up area but not to the Budget papers. Once signed in, attendees will not be able to leave this area. When the lock-up commences at 1.30 pm, those already signed in will be able to move immediately into the venue and collect their Budget materials.

The attendees are asked to observe the below security conditions:

  • Attendees may not make contact with anyone outside the lock-up area prior to the start of the Treasurer's Budget speech (authorised communications to secured Budget sub-lock-ups excepted).
  • Budget information may not be broadcast, published or made publicly available in any way before it is announced by the Treasurer in his Budget speech.
  • Equipment capable of transmitting information is not permitted in the lock-up, unless specifically approved by the Treasury in writing. This includes cellular/digital telephones, pagers, handsets, computers and personal data assistants (PDAs). Secure storage facilities will be available outside the lock-up area.
  • Please note that the lock-up area will be monitored for unauthorised transmissions.
  • The lock-up will commence at 1.30 pm. Attendees may not leave the lock-up area until the Treasurer's Budget Speech starts at 7.30 pm except in the case of emergency.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any part of the lock-up area, and attendees will not be permitted into smoking areas during the lock-up.
  • Attendees are required to vacate the lock-up area by 8.30 pm.

For more information on the application process, security arrangements and Budget sub-lock-ups please go to the Treasury website or contact the Treasury on 02 6263 2300.

4 April 2011