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Monday, 22 March 2004
Page: 26889


Mr Bevis asked the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, upon notice, on Tuesday, 17 February 2004:

For each State and Territory how many employees (a) in total, (b) employed by the Commonwealth Government, and (c) employed by registered corporations have their current conditions of employment set out in an Australian Workplace Agreement.


Mr Andrews (Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) The number of employees who have their current conditions of employment set out in an AWA is estimated at 212,400. These are distributed by State/Territory as follows:

ACT

11400

NSW

45600

NT

3900

QLD

25400

SA

20500

TAS

8000

VIC

29800

WA

67800

* Rounded to the nearest 100

(b) It is estimated that (excluding GBE's) the number of Commonwealth Government employees currently covered by AWAs is 12,400. These are distributed by State/Territory as follows:

ACT

8140

NSW

1640

NT

90

QLD

560

SA

270

TAS

310

VIC

1070

WA

330

* Rounded to the nearest 10

(c) In the last two years 188,631 AWAs have been approved for employees working in the private sector. These are distributed by State/Territory as follows:

ACT

2600

NSW

40800

NT

3400

QLD

23600

SA

19400

TAS

7400

VIC

24700

WA

66900

* Rounded to the nearest 100