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Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Page: 4752

Ministers: Staff, Capital Works and Acquisitions

(Question Nos 271 and 272)


Mr Briggs asked the Assistant Treasurer and the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, in writing, on 3 March 2011:

(1) How many personal staff are employed by the Minister.

(2) What is the (a) total cost, and (b) breakdown of costs, of all capital works and acquisitions in the Minister's private office since 3 December 2007.


Mr Swan: .The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) The employment of staff under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 is administered by the Department of Finance and Deregulation. On 22 February 2011, the Department tabled with the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee a list of Government Personal Staff Positions as at 1 February 2011.

(2) The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation was appointed on 14 September 2010. As such, no data is provided for the period prior to this date.

(a) $2,065

(b)

Acquisition Description

Total Cost

IT Equipment

$1,045

Office Equipment

$1,020

Total

$2,065