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Estimates related Questions and Answers Written Questions No.213 to No.237 2011 Estimates



Estimates related Questions and Answers Written Questions No.213 to No.237 2011 Estimates

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ANSWERS TO ESTIMATES COMMITTEE-RELATED WRITTEN QUESTIONS 2011-12 40. In 2010-11, to 31 March 2011, $2 377 808 was spent on vehicles. 41. As at 31 March 2011, the department had responsibility for 170 vehicles. 42. In 2010-11, to 31 March 2011, there was a reduction of six vehicles in the departments fleet. 43. Fifty-two per cent of the departments 170 vehicles meet the emission standard of 5.5 out of 10 or greater under the Commonwealth governments Green Vehicle Guide. 44. As at 31 March 2011, nine vehicles were home-garaged by non-executive contract officers. 45. There are no non-executive contract positions with a vehicle attached. In 2010-11, the department reviewed home garaging arrangements and is in the process of further reducing the number of approved long-term arrangements. Ad hoc approvals for short-term home garaging (one - 14 nights) are managed on a case by case basis. As at 31 March 2011, staff at the A06 through to SA02 levels home-garaged vehicles. 46. As at 31 March 2011, 24 credit cards were issued to departmental staff. 47. In 2010-11, to 31 March 2011, there were no transactions for personal items and services. 48. Three. 49. One. 50. The numbers of essential staff vary from region to region and depend on the type of emergency. All senior executives are considered essential for emergency purposes and decision-making, including identifying essential operational staff according to the location and circumstances of the emergency; for example, flooding in Central Australia, Tennant Creek, Big Rivers Region, or cyclones in Darwin and Nhulunbuy. Each region has disaster preparedness plans in place, identifying essential staff in each case. Representatives attending Counter Disaster meetings assess the need for essential staff in response to the circumstances presented. In the regional areas, our regional executive directors act as regional coordinators on behalf of the Department of the Chief Minister and provide a leadership role in response to events. Some operational services can be backed up by other regional centres, such as overflow Territory Housing Call Centre services being provided by Alice Springs as well as Darwin if the Darwin operation becomes overloaded. The call centre is also essential during an event. Marketing: 51. See answer No 52. 52. See table below. Advertising and marketing programs expenditure for 2010-11 to 31 March 2011: Output Group/Output Advertising $ Publications $ Marketing and Public Relations $ Total $ Territory Housing Services 114 275 16 707 112 224 243 206 Urban Housing 2613 3 614 61 110 67 337 Remote Housing 111 662 11 565 51 114 174 341 Government Employee Housing 1 528 1 528 442

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