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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Page: 6035

Ministers: Staff, Capital Works and Acquisitions

(Question Nos 249, 262, 265, 277 and 278)

Mr Briggs asked the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth and Minister representing the Minister Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, in writing, on 3 March 2011:

(1) How many personal staff are employed by the Minister.

(2) What is the (a) total cost, and (b) breakdown of costs, of all capital works and acquisitions in the Minister's private office since 3 December 2007.

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

(1) The employment of staff under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 is administered by the Department of Finance and Deregulation. On 22 February 2011, the Department tabled with the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee a list of Government Personal Staff Positions as at 1 February 2011.

(2) The cost of capital works and acquisitions for ministers ' offices is shared by the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS), Department of Finance and Deregulation (DoFD) and home departments in line with Appendix 2 of Supporting Ministers, Upholding the Values . The Special Minister of State will accordingly respond on behalf of all ministers in respect of costs incurred by the DPS and DoFD. I am advised that the costs incurred by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs are as follows:



Capital Works

Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, the Hon Peter Garrett





Minister for Employment Participation and Childcare, the Hon Kate Ellis




Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, the Hon Mark Arbib





Minister representing the Minister for Jobs and Workplace Relations, the Hon Chris Evans





Minister representing the Minister for Tertiary Education and Skills, the Hon Jacinta Collins






1 Acquisitions include desktop PC's, printers, shredders and teleconferencing equipment.