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Thursday, 21 June 2007
Page: 180


Mr Kelvin Thomson asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade, in writing, on 7 December 2006:

(1)   For each financial year from 1 July 2004, what was the total cost to the Minister’s department of departmental property reported missing.

(2)   For the financial year 2005-06, what items of property were reported missing and what was the cost of each.


Mr Downer (Minister for Foreign Affairs) —On behalf of the Minister for Trade and myself, the answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)   The total cost of departmental property reported missing for 2004-05 was $36,541 and in 2005-06 it was $16,781.

(2)   The file server listed below was unaccounted for in the 2005-06 stock take of DFAT IT assets, and, as of 21 March 2007, has not yet been located in the 2006-07 stock take currently underway. IT assets are deployed globally and at any given time there are a number of units in transit. DFAT expects the file server will be located by the end of April 2007, when the current stock take is completed.

Item

Cost

File Server

$11,525

3 Seat Sofa

$3,316

Shredder

$1,400

Laptop (Australia Japan Foundation)

$540