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Tuesday, 28 June 1994
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(Question No. 1458)


Senator Campbell asked the Minister representing the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 7 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 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 Collins —The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission has provided the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs with the following information in response to the honourable senator's question:

(1)—(4)

Square Staff

Location metres occupying

ACT 12493 563

NSW 4047 153

NT 4089 153

QLD 4714 211

SA 2055 95

TAS 302 18

WA 4368 205

VIC 1650 52

Total 33718 1450

All office space is leased.

  (5) The Commission currently leases 1750 square metres of office accommodation in ACT which is not currently occupied. The figure for unoccupied space is included in the answers to questions 1 to 4.

  The 1750 square metres of unoccupied office space consists of 817 square metres which has been held pending refit and 933 which has been held for staging purposes to allow other refit programs to proceed. The answer to the question has been prepared on the most recent available information held by the Commission.