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Tuesday, 23 August 1994
Page: 143

(Question No. 1447)


Senator Campbell asked the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic 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 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 Bolkus —I am advised that the answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

  (1) There is 68,370m squared of office space leased, owned or occupied by the Department as at 20 June 1994.

  (2) The breakdown by State or Territory is:

Including Special Purpose Excluding Special Purpose

Areas m squared Areas m squared

Australian Capital Territory 25322 22682

New South Wales 19198 15076

Victoria 12222 10408

Queensland 3995 3214

South Australia 2422 2011

Western Australia 3585 2935

Tasmania 623 472

Northern Territory 1003 855

  (3) There are 3,187 employees in the Department as at 20 June 1994, excluding A-based officers overseas and LES staff. This figure does not include contractors for whom space must be made available.

  (4) The breakdown by State or Territory is:

   ACT—1278

   NSW—862

   VIC—553

   QLD—180

   SA—87

   WA—176

   TAS—23

   NT—28

  (5) There is no office space which is not currently occupied by staff or in the process of refurbishment to increase the density of occupancy.

Immigration Review Tribunal (IRT)

  (1) There is 3,036m squared of office space leased, owned or occupied by the IRT as at 20 June 1994.

  (2) The breakdown by State or Territory is:

Including Special Purpose Excluding Special Purpose

Areas m squared Areas m squared

Australian Capital Territory 477 378

New South Wales 1055 827

Victoria 752 547

Queensland 256 153

South Australia 56 46

Western Australia 440 324

  (3) There are 43 employees in the IRT as at 20 June 1994. There are also 27 members of the IRT.

  (4) The breakdown of employees by State or Territory is:

   ACT—10

   NSW—17

   VIC—8

   QLD—2

   SA—2

   WA—4

  (5) There is no office space which is not currently occupied by staff.

Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT)

  (1) There is 4,933m squared of office space leased, owned or occupied by the RRT as at 20 June 1994.

  (2) The breakdown by State or Territory is:

Including Special Purpose Excluding Special Purpose

Areas m squared Areas m squared

New South Wales 3178 2796

Victoria 1755 1596

  (3) There are 185 employees in the RRT as at 20 June 1994.

  (4) The breakdown by State or Territory is:

   NSW—122

   VIC—63

  (5) There is no office space which is not currently occupied by staff.