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Thursday, 25 August 1994
Page: 453

(Question No. 1442)


Senator Campbell asked the Minister for Foreign 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.


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

Part (1-4)

Office Space Number of

State or Territory Agency (sq. metres) employees

Australian Capital Territory DFAT 41110 1708

AIDAB 7163 468

Austrade 6186 200

New South Wales DFAT 3310 102

AIDAB 794 47

Austrade 5496 152

Victoria DFAT 1702 106

AIDAB 468 21

Austrade 2329 105

South Australia DFAT 644 20

AIDAB 500 11

Austrade 561 16

Western Australia DFAT 682 28

AIDAB 480 8

Austrade 677 25

Queensland DFAT 1221 42

AIDAB 605 22

Austrade 695 24

Tasmania DFAT 420 8

AIDAB 35 2

Austrade 203 3

Northern Territory DFAT 314 7

AIDAB 64 2

Part (5) Office space leased or owned which is not currently occupied by staff:

  DFAT—Nil

  AIDAB—Nil

  AUSTRADE—Nil