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horticultural, portable buildings, signage, event publicity, traffic management, research, provision of plant material, advertising and marketing, communication, catering at events, provision of merchandise, employment of Rally Clerk of the Course, temporary staff, crane hire, performers, sport and recreation programs, administration, facility management, business support and development services, phone operator, and consultancy and research.

Public service—staff and services
(Question No 80)

Mr Berry asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2005:

For each agency for which the Minister is responsible for the financial year 2003-2004 could the Minister provide the following information:

(1) total number of staff;

(2) number of (a) staff expressed as full-time equivalent, (b) permanent part-time staff, (c) casual staff, (d) casual staff employed for one or more years, (e) casual staff employed for five or more years, (f) staff employed on AWAs, (g) staff employed as contractors and consultants, (h) staff employed for more than three months as contractors and consultants, (i) labour hire farms, (j) staff employed through labour hire firms, (k) staff employed for one or more years through hire firms, (l) staff employed for five or more years through hire firms, (m) contracts containing labour hire component, (n) contracts with no labour hire component, (o) services outsourced, whole, in part or unidentified, (p) contacts directing appropriate award usage, (q) contracts which involve subcontracting, (r) contacts with permission or non-permission clause for subcontracting and (s) contracts requiring award usage for subcontractors; and

(3) types of services provided.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

In response to the above questions I refer you to pages 150 to 151 and pages 162 to 186 of the Urban Services Annual Report 2003-04 (copies of which have been tabled with the Chamber Support Office).

In relation to the residual information, after careful consideration of the questions, and advice provided by my Department, I have determined that the information sought is not in an easily retrievable form, and that to collect and assemble the information sought solely for the purpose of answering the question would be a major task, requiring a considerable diversion of resources. In this instance, I do not believe that it would be appropriate to divert resources from the provision of direct services to clients, for the purposes of answering the Member’s question.

(Question No 119)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 15 February 2005:

(1) In relation to proposals to build flexible accommodation at Birrigai, what is the total number of units proposed;

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