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Wednesday, 16 December 1992
Page: 5255

(Question No. 2403)

Senator Campbell asked the Minister representing the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 4 November 1992:

  (1) How many people are employed in the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) in Perth.

  (2) How much office space do they occupy.

  (3) Is the office space owned or leased.

  (4) Is the AMS moving office in Perth; if so, how much space is required.

Senator Collins —The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission has provided the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs with the following answer to the honourable senator's question.

  (1) Thirty four.

  (2) 852 square metres.

  (3) Leased.

  (4) No. ATSIC officers are not aware of any immediate plans for the AMS to move to other premises. However, the organisation has submitted plans for the lease/purchase of new premises to meet their needs. The organisation estimates it needs between 1,600 and 1,700 square metres.