As well as Ministers being allocated an office in the Ministerial Wing at Parliament House do they also have offices in their department buildings?

Thanks for your question.

You are right that ministers are allocated an office in Parliament House. However there is no rule that says a minister must also have an office with their department. Individual ministers can decide where their office(s) are located in order to best conduct their work as a member of parliament and as a minister in the Australian Government.

A white man in a suit gestures to his right. His left hand rests on a piece of paper on a large box. There is a microphone in front of him. Behind smiling people sit on a green bench

A minister speaking in the House of Representatives.

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A minister speaking in the House of Representatives.

A white man in a suit gestures to his right. His left hand rests on a piece of paper on a large box. There is a microphone in front of him. Behind smiling people sit on a green bench

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A minister gestures while answering a question during Question Time in the House of Represenatives.