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Tuesday, 14 February 2006
Page: 183

Mr Bowen asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade, in writing, on 10 May 2005:

(1)   What sum was spent on recruitment agencies in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003, and (d) 2004 by each department and agency in the Minister’s portfolio.

(2)   Will the Minister provide a list of the recruitment agencies which are used by the department and agencies in the Minister’s portfolio.

Mr Downer (Minister for Foreign Affairs) —On behalf of the Minister for Trade and me, the answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:


(1)   The department uses recruitment agencies to provide administrative support to DFAT selection processes. Costs based on financial year expenditure are as follows: 2001/02 - $69,267.33 2002/03 - $119,530.60 2003/04 - $134,114.24 2004/05 - $136,165.81 This does not include the fees paid to recruitment agencies for the provision of non-ongoing (temporary) staff and contractors as compiling these figures would involve an unreasonable diversion of resources.

(2)   Verossity Pty Ltd (formerly Spherion Recruitment Pty Ltd) Green and Green Group.



(a)   $78,162.76

(b)   $96,782.40

(c)   $43,470.15

(d)   $67,549.13

(2)   Alliance Recruiting Australia Allstaff Australia Dunhill Management Services Interim Office Professionals Recruitment Management Company Spherion Outsourcing Solutions Careers Unlimited Kelly Services Australia Robert Walters/Inc Dunhill Management The Public Affairs Recruitment Company Informed Sources Select Australasia Effective People Patriot Alliance The Green and Green Group



(a)   $209,384

(b)   $243,919

(c)   $543,765

(d)   $349,173

(2)   2001— Manpower Services Centaur Communications Ltd Eva Helena Slotte Spencer Stuart Hudson Global Resources RMC M E Gray and Associates 2002— Sheffield Ltd Spencer Stuart ESM (Executive Search and Management) RMC M E Gray and Associates 2003— Spencer Stuart Hays Personnel Services Boyden Global Executive Search Heidrick and Struggles Australia RMC Bronwyn Rodden 2004— Hays Personnel Services Heidrick and Struggles Australia Horton International Recruit Direct Euro London Appointments ABC Consultants Private Hansen and Searson Talent 2 RMC Bronwyn Rodden S Dryden



(a)   $54,502.79

(b)   $36,693.34

(c)   $13,634.76

(d)   $8,672.53

(2)   Kowalski Adecco Allstaff Julia Ross Cordiner King



(a)   297,675 yen ($4,593.82)

(b)   nil

(c)   nil

(d)   nil

(2)   Temp Staff Ltd (Tokyo) was used by the Foundation in 2001.


(1)   2000/01 $265,533 2001/02 $129,400 2002/03 $99,114 2003/04 $230,830

(2)   Board Search; Carmichael Fisher Ellington Savage ESperille Hamilton James and Bruce Hays Personnel Services HR Matters Hudson Global Resources Lending Solutions Link Recruitment Group Management Recruiters Australia Michael Page International Prime Appointments Pro-Ned Australia Recruitment Solutions Select Australasia SOLs Outsource Legal Services Spencer Stuart TMP Worldwide Tuckwell Trade and Logistics Personnel.