Michelle Lensink

Office Of Women

A question put forward to the Hon. G.E. GAGO regarding the Office of Women.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK:

1.Will the Minister for the Status of Women outline the reasons for the Office of Women moving premises?

2. When will the move happen and has it now been confirmed that a move to the ground floor of the Riverside Building will occur?

3. What is the cost of differentiation between two offices in Roma Mitchell building and the refurbishment and renting of one space in the Riverside Building?

4. What and how much will be spent on advertising to inform the public of the move?

The Hon. G.E. GAGO: The Minister for the Status of Women has advised:

The Governor in Executive Council transferred the Office for Women from the Department for Families and Communities to the Department of Justice on 14 December 2006.

As a result of this administrative move, the Office for Women will not be relocating to the Riverside Building, which predominantly houses Department for Families and Communities offices.

A new location for the Office for Women is currently under review.

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