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Thursday, 22 March 2012
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Health and Ageing: Portfolio Entities

(Question Nos 821 and 825)


Mr Fletcher asked the Minister for Health, in writing, on 7 February 2012:

How many departments, agencies, commissions, Government owned corporations or other such bodies have been created within the Minister’s portfolio since 24 November 2007 (excluding existing departments that have been re-named or merged into a larger entity), what is the name of each such entity, and how many fulltime equivalent employees did each such entity have at the end of 2011.


Ms Plibersek: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Eight agencies have been created within the portfolio since 24 November 2007. The names of each entity and the number of fulltime equivalent employees each entity had at the end of 2011 are provided in the table below.

Agency

Year Established

Full Time Equivalents at

31 December 2011

 

 

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

2011

36.09

Australian National Preventive Health Agency

2010

32.71

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority

2009

34.88

Cancer Australia

 

 

(amalgamated in 2011 with the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre)

2006

48.7

Health Workforce Australia

2009

116.46

Interim Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

2011

0

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

2011

36.4

National Health Performance Authority

2011

2.6

 

The definition used for Full Time Equivalent (FTE) is as follows:

FTE is calculated based on the number of hours worked by a staff member in a given reporting period, usually calendar months. Paid leave (either full or half-pay) taken by staff does not affect the FTE calculations. Unpaid leave taken by staff reduces the FTE as the total number of hours worked in the period reduces.