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Tuesday, 1 February 1994
Page: 90

(Question No. 482)

Mr McArthur asked the Minister for Industry, Technology and Regional Development upon notice, on 20 October 1993:

  What contracts of an individual value of $100,000 or more have been entered into by (a) the Minister's Department or (b) agencies for which the Minister has portfolio responsibility with (i) Abigroup Ltd, (ii) Baulderstone Hornibrook Pty Ltd, (iii) Barclay Mowlen Constructions Ltd, (iv) Civil and Civic Pty Ltd, (v) Concrete Constructions Group Pty Ltd, (vi) Fletcher Construction Group Ltd, (vii) Grocon Ltd, (viii) Macmahon Holdings Ltd, (ix) Theiss Contractors Pty Ltd, (x) Transfield Group and (xi) Watkins Pacific Ltd between (A) 1 January and 30 June 1993 and (B) 1 July 1993 and 30 September 1993 and for what works was each contract awarded.

Mr Griffiths —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

  (a) The Department of Industry, Technology and Regional Development has not entered into any such contracts.

  (b) Of the agencies for which I have portfolio responsibility, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has entered into a contract with Baulderstone Hornibrook Pty Ltd for $7,938,226 on 19 March 1993 for the construction of a joint facility for the CSIRO, the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Department of Primary Industries, known as the Sails and Water Research Facility, Urrbrae, South Australia.

  No other agencies for which I have portfolio responsibility have entered into any such contracts.