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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Page: 178

Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 13 November 2008:

As at 30 September 2008: (a) how many departmental liaison officers are allocated to each Minister and associated Parliamentary Secretary; and (b) what advice do they provide.

Senator Faulkner (Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(a)   Two Departmental Liaison Officers (DLOs) were allocated to the Minister for Defence, one DLO to the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, one DLO to the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement and one DLO to the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Support.

(b)   DLOs do not provide advice to Ministers or Parliamentary Secretaries.