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Tuesday, 3 May 1994
Page: 97

(Question No. 1014)


Senator Campbell asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 2 February 1994:

  (1) Please provide a state by state breakdown of how many vehicles the department leases through DASFLEET.

  (2) Does the department own and/or lease any vehicles other than from DASFLEET; if so, please provide: (a) a state by state breakdown of the number of vehicles: and (b) an agency by agency breakdown of the number of vehicles.

  (3) As servicing/maintenance and fleet management are no longer tied to DASFLEET, does the department have contracts for these functions with private firms; if so, how many are serviced by private firms, please provide: (a) a state by state breakdown; and (b) an agency by agency breakdown.

  (4) What is the average cost of fleet maintenance agreements entered into by the department.


Senator Gareth Evans —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

  (1) ACT—84

     NT—1

     TAS—0

     NSW—6

     Qld—1

     SA—1

     VIC—4

     WA—1

     Thursday Island—1

     Total—99

  (2) The department does not own and/or lease any vehicles in Australia other than from DASFLEET.

  (3) The department does not have any servicing/maintenance and fleet management arrangements other than with DASFLEET.

  (4) No separate fleet maintenance agreements currently exist for fully maintained operating leases from DASFLEET. However, DASFLEET has advised that within its overall lease charge, the scheduled maintenance component averages $20.40 per standard passenger vehicle per month.

AUSTRADE

  (1) ACT—20

     NT—0

     TAS—0

     NSW—33

     QLD—3

     SA—6

     VIC—17

     WA—3

     TVL—1

     Total—83

  (2) Austrade owns eleven vehicles and does not lease any vehicles other than DASFLEET.

  (a) NSW—2

     NT—1

     VIC—4

     TAS—1

     WA—3

  (3) Austrade's owned vehicles are generally serviced/maintained by local dealer service centres, for which no formal contracts have been entered into with private firms. The exception is Victoria where owned vehicles are maintained by DASFLEET.

  (4) No separate fleet maintenance agreements currently exist for fully maintained operating leases from DASFLEET. However, DASFLEET has advised that within its overall lease charge, the scheduled maintenance component averages $20.40 per standard passenger vehicle per month.

AIDAB

  (1) ACT—15

     NT—1

     TAS—0

     NSW—4

     QLD—1

     SA—0

     VIC—2

     WA—1

     TVL—0

     Total—24

  (2) No

  (3) No

  (4) No separate fleet maintenance agreements currently exist for fully maintained operating leases from DASFLEET. However, DASFLEET has advised that within its overall lease charge, the scheduled maintenance component averages $20.40 per standard passenger vehicle per month.