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Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Page: 526


Mrs Markus asked the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, in writing, on 4 December 2008:

(1)   What was the number of employees in his department as at:

(a)   1 July 2007; and

(b)   1 July 2008.

(2)   What is the forecast number of employees in his department for 1 July 2009.

(3)   What were the locations of offices in his department which were closed during the five years before 1 July 2008.

(4)   Does he have plans to close any offices in his department before 1 July 2009; if so, which ones.


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

(1) (a)   On 1 July 2007 there were 2372 employees.

(b)   On 1 July 2008 there were 2355 employees.

(2)   The forecast number of staff in the Department for 1 July 2009 is 2085.

(3)   No.

(4)   No.