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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 11 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 3125..


MINISTER FOR ARTS AND HERITAGE

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION NO. 94

Arts and Heritage Portfolio - Consultancies

Ms Follett - asked the Attorney-General - In relation to consultancies for each and every Ministerial portfolio held by you -

(1) What are the current consultancies let or proposed to be let within each Department/Agency in your portfolio.

(2) What is the cost of each consultancy.

(3) Why could the work of each consultancy not have been performed by public servants within the Department/Agency or elsewhere in the ACT Government Service.

(4) Is any consultant exercising any delegation in relation to public servants.

Mr Humphries - the answer to the Member's question is as follows:

The current consultancies let or proposed to be let within the Arts and Heritage portfolio comprise of:

. Cultural Industry Development Program Search Conference

(1) Consultancy to Rohan McClean, Dench McClean Associates to organise Cultural Industry Development Program Search Conference.

(2) Estimated cost is $16,000.

(3) The work could not have been performed by public servants due to the lack of available expertise in this area in the ACT Government Service.

(4) No delegation is being exercised by the consultant in relation to public servants.

. ACT Heritage Council Remuneration

(1) Consultancy to Walter and Turnbull for ACT Heritage Council Remuneration.

(2) Estimated cost is $1,900.

(3) The work could not have been performed by public servants due to the lack of available expertise in this area in the ACT Government Service.

(4) No delegation is being exercised by the consultant in relation to public servants.


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