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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Page: 2495


Senator Minchin asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade, upon notice, on 25 August 2008:

(1)   How many departmental officers are working in the office of the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary.

(2)   How many of these staff are Departmental Liaison Officers.

(3)   How many departmental officers, on secondment from the department, are in the office of the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary in personal staff positions.


Senator Faulkner (Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) —The Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade have provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

Numbers correct as at 25 August 2008.

(1)   Mr Smith’s Office:                        2. Mr Crean's Office:                        1. Mr McMullan’s Office:               nil. Mr Kerr’s Office:                          1. Mr Murphy’s Office:                   nil.

(2)   Mr Smith’s Office:                        2. Mr Crean's Office:                        1. Mr McMullan’s Office:                               nil. Mr Kerr’s Office:                          1. Mr Murphy’s Office:                   nil.

(3)   Mr Smith’s Office:                        nil. Mr Crean's Office:                        nil. Mr McMullan’s Office:                               nil. Mr Kerr’s Office:                          nil. Mr Murphy’s Office:                   nil.