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Tuesday, 28 June 1994
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(Question No. 1440)

Senator Campbell asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 8 June 1994:

  (1) How many square metres of office space are either leased, owned or occupied by the department and its agencies.

  (2) What is the breakdown by State or Territory, and by department and agency, by State or Territory.

  (3) How many department and agency employees occupy the office space.

  (4) What is the breakdown by State or Territory, and by department and agency, by State or Territory.

  (5) Does the department lease or own any office space which is not currently occupied by staff; if so, please supply details of: (a) whether the office space is leased or owned; (b) whether it is leased/owned by the department or one of its agencies; (c) how many square metres are involved and the location of the office space (please specify whether details of these office space properties are included in the answers to any of the above questions).

Senator Gareth Evans —The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  Tenancy areas provided are inclusive of cabinet rooms, conference rooms, hearing rooms, security guard posts and special requirements of former Governors—General, Chairpersons, Special Commissioners and Secretary equivalents associated with the portfolio's responsibilities.

  The Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs is providing a separate response to the honourable senator's question.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

  (1) 14,281m(2)

  (2) ACT—11,710m(2); NSW—1,158m(2); VIC—937m(2); TAS—82m(2); WA—177(2 ); NT—66m(2); QLD—82m(2); SA—69m(2)

  (3) 528

  (4) ACT—509; NSW—3; VIC—5; TAS—2; WA—3; NT—2; QLD—2; SA—2

  (5) Yes—vacant from 14 June 1994 pending reassignment on 1 July 1994

  (a) leased

  (b) leased by the department

  (c) 546m(2—)ACT—not included above

  In respect of the agencies within the Prime Minister's portfolio:

Office of the Governor-General

  (1) 1,001m(2)

  (2) ACT—849.5m(2); NSW—96.5m(2); VIC—55m(2)

  (3) 47

  (4) ACT—45; NSW—2

  (5) Nil

Merit Protection and Review Agency

  (1) 3,299.06m(2)

  (2) ACT—1,221m(2); NSW—554.5m(2) VIC—630m(2) QLD—233.6m(2) SA—258.56m(2); WA—274m(2) TAS—62m(2); NT—65.4m(2)

  (3) 61

  (4) ACT—25; NSW—12; VIC—11; QLD—4; SA—3; WA—3; TAS—2; NT—1

  (5) Nil

Public Service Commission

  (1) 3,803m(2)

  (2) ACT—3,803m(2)

  (3) 179

  (4) ACT—179

  (5) Nil

Commonwealth and Defence Force Ombudsman

  (1) 2,233.7m(2)

  (2) ACT—1,141.5m(2); NSW—275m(2); VIC—370m(2); SA—102m(2); QLD—123.2m(2) WA—222m(2)

  (3) 79

  (4) ACT—48.5; NSW—9; VIC—8; SA—4; QLD—5; WA—4.5

  (5) Nil

Inspector—General of Intelligence and Security

  (1) 156m(2)

  (2) ACT—156m(2)

  (3) 7

  (4) ACT—7

  (5) Nil

Office of National Assessments

  (1) 2,373m(2)

  (2) ACT—2,373m(2)

  (3) 80

  (4) ACT—80

  (5) Nil

Office of Economic Planning Advisory Council

  (1) 800m(2)

  (2) ACT—800m(2)

  (3) 21

  (4) ACT—21

  (5) Nil