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Wednesday, 4 November 1992
Page: 2663

(Question No. 1973)

Mr Truss asked the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Northern Australia, upon notice, on 17 September 1992:

  (1) Which Commonwealth Departments have (a) headquarters or (b) major offices in Queensland.

  (2) Which Commonwealth agencies provide services to other States from offices located in Queensland.

  (3) What proportion of the Commonwealth Government's employees are located in Queensland.

  (4) What proportion of all Commonwealth Government appointments to (a) the boards of statutory authorities and (b) Commonwealth Government sponsored committees are ordinarily resident in Queensland.

  (5) Which Commonwealth offices or departmental activities have been transferred from southern to northern Australia since 1990.

  (6) Has he sought the transfer of Commonwealth activities to northern Australia.

Mr Humphreys —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

  (1)-(5) A considerable amount of the information sought by the honourable member will be found in the 1991-92 annual reports of departments and agencies, and in portfolio Program Performance Statements. To obtain the other information sought would involve departments and authorities in considerable research, and I am not prepared to authorise the time and resources required in collating the information.

  (2) No.