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Wednesday, 18 February 1987
Page: 217

(Question No. 793)


Senator Bolkus asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 12 February 1986:

(1) What items have been purchased, leased, or otherwise for the: (a) office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and his immediate personal staff; and (b) for other offices of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

(2) What is the value of each of these items and how were such items procured, and on what conditions.


Senator Gareth Evans —The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The following items have been acquired for the office of the Director, his personal Secretary, and reception area after advice from an interior design officer from the Department of Housing and Construction.

Purchase of Items 1-7 and 27-31 was by common use purchasing procedures through the Department of Local Government and Administrative Services.

Items 8-21 and 32-37 were purchased in accordance with usual government local purchasing procedures for items under the public tender threshold.

Items 22 and 38 were leased from Artbank under standard Artbank conditions.

Items 23-26 were supplied by the Director for his own use.

1. (a) Director's Office

Item

Value

$

1. 1 x built-in wall unit consisting of refrigerator; book shelves; coat cupboard; drawers...

2,933.15

2. 1 x filing cabinet...

410.00

3. 1 x executive chair...

623.00

4. 2 x visitors' chair...

862.00

5. 1 x 3-seater lounge suite with 2 chairs...

4,138.00

6. 4 side tables...

1,468.00

7. 1 coffee table...

213.00

8. 1 safe...

800.00

9. 1 woven Afghanistani floor rug...

1,115.00

10. 1 desk lamp...

335.00

11. 1 plant container...

75.00

12. 1 x fan...

50.00

13. 2 x pot plants...

15.00

monthly

14. Australian Law Journal & Reports...

2,822.40

15. Australian Legal Monthly Digest...

210.00

16. Australian Law Reports...

3,042.00

17. Commonwealth Law Reports...

5,571.00

18. Watson & Bartley, Criminal Law in NSW Vol. 2...

240.00

19. Watson & Purnell, Criminal Law in NSW Vol. 1...

176.00

20. Watson & Watson, Australian Criminal Law. Federal Offences Vols 1-3...

330.00

21. Various legal text books, legal subscription services and dictionaries...

1,395.19

22. 2 x paintings...

60.00 p.a.

23. 2 x desks

24. 4 x paintings

25. 6 x ornaments

26. 1 x occasional chair

Personal Secretary's Office and Reception Area

27. 1 x desk and return...

379.00

28. 3 x filing cabinets...

208.80

29. 2 x lounge chairs...

872.00

30. 1 x bookcase...

237.70

31. 1 x credenza...

141.27

32. planter tub...

46.35

33. radio...

105.00

34. fan...

50.00

35. typist chair...

135.00

36. 2 x B-class containers...

2,920.00

37. plant hire...

10.00

monthly

38. 2 x paintings...

60.00 p.a.

1. (b) Other Offices

No other offices are provided solely for use of the Director. An office is provided in each of Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney for visiting senior personnel. No visiting office is provided in the Canberra Office.