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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 11 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 3127..


MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION NO. 95

Education and Training Portfolio - Consultancies

MS FOLLETT - asked the Minister for Education and Training on notice on 21 November 1995:

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 STEFANIAK - the answer to Ms Follett's question is:

As at 21 November 1995 consultancies which were either let or intended to be let within the Department of Education and Training were:

. Bob Brookes and Associates - total cost of $3,960 for the provision of services to the Information Services Section in implementation of business systems and change management. The consultant was engaged as the required IT skills were not available within the Department or elsewhere in the ACTGS. No delegations are exercised by the consultant over public servants.

. Ms W McDowell - total estimated cost is $74,662. Consultancy is to undertake a project for the establishment of a network of viable associations of teachers in vocational education.. This project is funded by a Commonwealth grant from DEET. Resources for this project did not exist within DET. Consultant exercises no delegations over public servants.

. Dr David Back - total estimated cost is $22,500. Consultancy is to provide advice on international and national business development for CIT services. Dr Back is a highly experienced professional educationalist with substantial experience in key Asian markets for education services, especially in flexible delivery services. These skills are not available in CIT or ACTGS. Dr Back is not exercising any delegation in relation to public servants.


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