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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Page: 5284

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

(Question No. 1758)


Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, upon notice on 22 March 2012:

(1) Can a list be provided of all office locations for each department or agency within the Minister's portfolio, detailing:

(a) the department or agency;

(b) the location;

(c) the size;

(d) the number of staff at each location and their classification;

(e) if the office location is rented, the amount and breakdown of rent paid per square metre;

(f) if the location is owned by the department or agency, the:

(i) value, and

(ii) depreciation, of the building; and

(g) the type of functions and work undertaken.

(2) For each department and agency within the Minister's portfolio, can details be provided of all public relations, communications and media staff, listed by department or agency, including:

(a) the number of ongoing staff, specifying:

(i) their classification,

(ii) the type of work they undertake, and

(iii) their location;

(b) the number of non-ongoing staff, specifying:

(i) their classification,

(ii) the type of work they undertake, and

(iii) their location;

(c) the number of contracted staff, specifying:

(i) their classification,

(ii) the type of work they undertake, and

(iii) their location.


Senator Wong: The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question

(1) Please refer to Attachment A (available from the Senate Table Office).

(2) Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

(a) As at 22 March 2012, the number of staff undertaking external facing media and public relations activities, excluding those involved in the website, was nine.

(i)—

CLASSIFICATION

STAFF NUMBERS

Australian Public Service 5

1

Australian Public Service 6

1

Public Affairs Officer 2

2

Public Affairs Officer 3

3

Executive Level 1

1

Special Public Affairs Officer

1

(ii) The Department's Media team is comprised of three positions. These positions are responsible for liaison with the media on media inquiries, coordinating media inquiries across the Department, monitoring media and issues management. The Department has six communication positions working on communications efforts targeting the community through engagement activities and outreach.

(iii) All staff are located in departmental offices in Canberra.

(b) Non-ongoing staff:

(i)—

CLASSIFICATION

STAFF NUMBERS

Australian Public Service 6

1

 

(ii) The employee undertakes work in editorial services.

(iii) The employee is located in Canberra.

(c) Contracted staff: Nil.

Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator

As at 22 March 2012, the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator had three staff involved in undertaking communication tasks.

(a) Ongoing staff:

(i)—

CLASSIFICATION

STAFF NUMBERS

Australian Public Service 5

1

Australian Public Service 6

1

Public Affairs Officer 3

1

(ii) Their duties involve strategic communications, website content and updates, website navigation and supporting infrastructure, media management, events, publications, merchandise and creating supporting collateral such as presentations.

(iii) All are located in agency offices in Canberra.

(b) Non-ongoing staff: Nil.

(c) Contracted staff: Nil.

Low Carbon Australia Limited

As at 22 March 2012, Low Carbon Australia Limited (LCAL) had up to three staff involved in undertaking tasks of a public relations, communications or media nature.

(a) Ongoing staff:

(i)—

CLASSIFICATION

STAFF NUMBERS

Non-Executive

3

(ii) Their duties involve a mixture of publishing, content and editorial services, marketing campaigns, engagement and media advice and responses.

(iii) All are located in LCAL's Brisbane office.

(b) Non-ongoing staff: Nil.

(c) Contracted staff: Nil.