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Monday, 3 June 2013
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Resources, Energy and Tourism: Staffing

(Question No. 1444)


Mr Baldwin asked the Minister for Tourism, in writing, on 20 March 2013:

In respect of Tourism Research Australia,

(a) what was/is the total operating budget for (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14, (iv) 2014-15, and (v) 2015-16,

(b) of that, what is the (i) Commonwealth contribution, (ii) state tourism organisation contribution, and (iii) other external revenue, for each of the same periods,

(c) what total number of staff are currently employed, and how many are (i) full time, (ii) part time, and (iii) casual,

(d) what is the current number of salary bands available, including Senior Executive Service, and the salary range for each, and

(e) what was/is the total cost of staffing for (i) 2011-12, and (ii) 2012-13 (to date).


Mr Gray: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) (i) TRA operating budget in 2011-12 - $8.37 million.

(ii) TRA operating budget in 2012-13 - $9.87 million.

TRA operating budgets beyond 2012-13 have not been determined at this stage.

(b) A breakdown of TRA operating budgets for 2011-12 and 2012-13 is provided below.

2011-12

 

Commonwealth Appropriation

$5.37 m

States and Territories

$2.88 m

Other External Revenue

$0.12 m

Total

$8.37 m

 

2012-13

 

Commonwealth Appropriation

$6.97 m

States and Territories

$2.77 m

Other External Revenue

$0.13 m

Total

$9.87 m

 

(c) As at 20 March 2013, a total of 24 staff were employed by TRA. A staffing break down is provided below.

(i) 20 full-time staff.

(ii) 2 part-time staff.

(iii) 2 casual staff (both working full time).

(d) Tourism Research Australia can employ staff ranging from APS2 to SES Band 1. Salary ranges for these classifications are outlined below.

Classification

Salary Range

APS2

$46,680 - $52,467

APS3

$53,166 - $58,204

APS4

$59,256 - $65,098

APS5

$66,092 - $70,744

APS6

$72,729 - $83,106

Executive Level 1

$92,117 - $100,814

Executive Level 2

$112,427 - $127,232

SES Band 1

$150,000 - $212,000

 

(e) Employee expenses for Tourism Research Australia in 2011-12 were $2.73 million.

Employee expenses for Tourism Research Australia in 2012-13 (as at February 2013) were $1.90 million.