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Thursday, 15 June 2006
Page: 176


Mr Bowen asked the Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 29 March 2006:

(1)   Will the Minister provide a list of the recruitment agencies which were used by the department and each agency in the Minister’s portfolio in 2005.

(2)   What sum was paid to each agency identified in (1).

(3)   For 2005, what sum was spent on recruitment agencies by the department and each agency in the Minister’s portfolio.


Mr Billson (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)  

(a)   Defence Force Recruiting (DFR): Manpower Services (Australia) Pty Ltd in 2004-05 and 2005-06.

(b)   Defence Signals Directorate (DSD): Effective People Pty Ltd in 2004-05 and 2005-06; and Candle Recruitment Pty Ltd in 2005-06.

(c)   The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO): Talent2 Ltd; Quadrate Solutions; HR Partners Staff & Executive; Kowalski Recruitments Pty Ltd; Effective People Pty Ltd; Recruitment Management; The Select Group Management; Verossity; Hays Personnel Service; Wizard Office Personnel Recruitment Agency; Hudson Global Resources Pty Ltd; and ETM Placements in 2005-06.

(d)   Defence Housing Authority (DHA): Careers Unlimited; Effective People Pty Ltd; Firstwater; GMT Business Services; Greythorn; Hays Personnel Service; Hudson Global Resources Pty Ltd; Julia Ross Recruitment Ltd; Profile Ray & Berndtson; Real Estate Recruitment; Recruitment Management Company; Recruitplus ACT; Ross Human Directions Ltd; and SMS Consulting Group Ltd in 2005.

(2)  

(a)   DFR: Manpower Services (Australia) Pty Ltd $46.695m in 2004-05 $35.742m in 2005-06 to 30 April 2006 These figures are not inclusive of GST.

(b)   DSD: Effective People Pty Ltd $27,544 in 2004-05 $70,876 in 2005-06 to 30 April 2006. These figures are inclusive of GST. Candle Recruitment Pty Ltd: Nil in 2004-05 $71,348 in 2005-2006 to 30 April 2006. These figures are inclusive of GST.

(c)   DMO: DMO records are not separated into expenditure on each recruitment agency. Nil in 2004-05 $170,000 in 2005-06 This figure is inclusive of GST.

(d)   DHA: Careers Unlimited - $694.51 in 2005 Effective People Pty Ltd - $12,656.84 in 2005 Firstwater - $16,883.51 in 2005 GMT Business Services - $25,230.49 in 2005 Greythorn - $12,283.71 in 2005 Hays Personnel Service - $48,572.13 in 2005 Hudson Global Resources Pty Ltd - $26,295.80 in 2005 Julia Ross Recruitment Ltd - $3,810.06 in 2005 Profile Ray & Berndtson - $27,059.26 in 2005 Real Estate Recruitment - $8,391.55 in 2005 Recruitment Management Company - $10,050.00 in 2005 Recruitplus ACT - $1,165.93 in 2005 Ross Human Directions Ltd - $560.79 in 2005 SMS Consulting Group Ltd - $37,122.27 in 2005 These figures are not inclusive of GST.

(3)   The total sum spent on recruitment agencies by DFR, DSD and DMO was $46.723m during 2004-05 and $36.054m during 2005-06 to 30 April 06; and $230,776 during 2005 by DHA.