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Wednesday, 17 August 2005
Page: 249


Mr Bowen asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, in writing, on 31 May 2005:

(1)   How many persons were employed by the Minister’s department in (a) 1996-1997, (b) 1997-1998, (c) 1998-1999, (d) 1999-2000, (e) 2000-2001, (f) 2001-2002, (g) 2002-2003, (h) 2003-2004, (i) 2004-2005.

(2)   What was the rate of staff turnover in the Minister’s department in (a) 1996-1997, (b) 1997-1998, (c) 1998-1999, (d) 1999-2000, (e) 2000-2001, (f) 2001-2002, (g) 2002-2003, (h) 2003-2004, (i) 2004-2005.


Mr Truss (Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) —The Minister for the Environment and Heritage has provided the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

(1)   Table below shows the number of staff employed by the Minister’s department for each year.

1996-1997

3231

1997-1998

3163

1998-1999

3158

1999-2000

3118

2000-2001

3050

2001-2002

3031

2002-2003

1570

2003-2004

1595

2004-2005

1872

Note: 1. Staffing numbers include inoperative staff. 2. The Bureau of Meteorology became an Executive Agency from 1 July 2002 and the staffing figures reflect this. 3. The Australian Greenhouse Office and the National Oceans Office became part of the Minister’s Department on 27 October 2005. 4. 2004-05 figures are as at 31 May 2005 5. All figures are obtained from the APS Statistical Bulletin for each year other than 2004-05.

(2)   Table below shows the staff rate in the Minister’s Department for each year. The turnover rate is in relation to ongoing (permanent) staff only.

1996-1997

7.26%

1997-1998

6.59%

1998-1999

6.55%

1999-2000

7.15%

2000-2001

8.16%

2001-2002

10.40%

2002-2003

10.46%

2003-2004

10.34%

2004-2005

10.36%

Note: 1. Calculated on the basis of ongoing (permanent) staff separations for each year over the total ongoing staff numbers at the end of each year. 2. 2004-05 figures are as at 31 May 2005. 3. All figures obtained from the APS Statistical Bulletin for each year other than 2004-05.