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Monday, 22 September 1997
Page: 8154

(Question No. 2058)


Ms Ellis asked the Minister for Health and Family Services, upon notice, on 26 June 1997:

(1) How many persons were employed on a (a) full-time, (b) part-time permanent and (c) casual basis in the Minister's Department at 30 June 1997.

(2) What is the Minister's Department estimated recruitment intake for 1997-98.

(3) How many positions will be available for successful candidates from the Recruitment Services Australia Public Service Entrance Test.


Dr Wooldridge —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)—

Full-time permanent staff4432
Full-time temporary staff552
Part-time permanent staff544
Part-time temporary staff172
Part-time casual staff75
Total staff5775

(2) The Department of Health and Family Services estimates that there will be approximately 100 new permanent positions filled in 1997/98. The figure does not include the filling of positions vacated by the movement of staff within the Department/APS or the filling of positions on a temporary basis.

(3) The Department of Health and Family Services anticipates that there may be up to 26 positions available in 1997/98.