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Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Page: 4207

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency: Portfolio Entities

(Question No. 820)


Mr Fletcher asked the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, in writing, on 7 February 2012:

How many departments, agencies, commissions, Government owned corporations or other such bodies have been created within the Minister's portfolio since 24 November 2007 (excluding existing departments that have been re-named or merged into a larger entity), what is the name of each such entity, and how many full time equivalent employees did each such entity have at end of 2011.


Mr Combet: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The departments, agencies, commissions, Government owned corporations or other such bodies that have been created within my portfolio since 24 November 2007 are as follows:

(1) Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency;

(2) Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator; and

(3) Low Carbon Australia Limited.

The number of full time equivalent employees each entity listed above had at end of 2011 is as follows:

(1) Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency: 1,067.78 full time equivalent employees (including active and inactive APS employees);

(2) Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator: 49.08 full time equivalent employees; and

(3) Low Carbon Australia Limited: 23 full time equivalent employees.