COMMUNITIES — CORPORATE FUNCTIONS
279. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the
Leader of the House representing the Minister for Community Services:
(1) What parts of the Department of
Communities report to the Minister for Disability Services?
(2) If a member
has questions to ask about the Department of Communities' corporate
functions, which minister should be asked?
(3) Is it the
government's intention that the Disability Services Commission and/or
former Department of Community Protection and/or former Department of Housing's
corporate functions be subsumed into a consolidated corporate affairs function
within the Department of Communities?
(4) If yes to (3), when will these
changes occur and how many jobs will be affected?
SAMANTHA ROWE replied:
On behalf of the Leader of the House,
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. This answer has
been provided by the Minister for Community Services. The Department of
Communities advises the following.
(1) This matter
falls within the portfolio responsibility of the Minister for Disability Services
and should be referred to him for a response.
(2) The Minister for Community
Services should be asked.
Department of Communities will have a consolidated corporate services function
in place by 1 July 2018. The corporate services functions will remain the same
in the amalgamated department.