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Thursday, 29 November 2012
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Health Workforce Australia

(Question No. 1269)


Mr Laming asked the Minister for Health, in writing, on 9 October 2012:

In respect of Health Workforce Australia (HWA), will she provide (a) the annual breakdown of agency costs for every year since HWA was established, broken down by (i) staff, (ii) consultants, (iii) program and project, (iv) events, and (v) travel, and (b) the list of (i) projects delivered or being delivered, since HWA was established, and the respective cost of each, and (ii) events held, including relevant details such as location and venue, and the cost of each event since HWA was established.


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

(a) The annual breakdown of agency costs for Health Workforce Australia (HWA) since HWA was established can be found in the HWA annual reports for 2011-12

(pages 69 & 84) and 2010-11 (pages 45 & 58). Total costs are outlined below:

Agency costs (exclusive GST)

2009-10

$6.563m

2010-11

$75.416m

2011-12

$349.636m

 

(i) Employee costs are included in the HWA annual reports as outlined below:

Employee costs (exclusive GST)

2009-10

$2.899m

2010-11

$6.863m

2011-12

$13.784m

 

(ii) Consultant costs are included in the HWA annual reports as outlined below:

Consultant costs (exclusive GST)

2009-10

$0.740m

2010-11

$4.567m

2011-12

$3.086m

 

(iii) Annual costs against HWA programs as specified in the National Partnership Agreement on Hospital and Health Workforce Reform are at Attachment 1.

(iv) Events that HWA has held to the end of October 2012 are outlined below:

Events (exclusive GST)

Healthy Australia Series

27 July 2011 and 18 October 2011

Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide

$68,000

National Forum for the Integrated Regional Clinical Training Networks

2-3 May 2012

Stamford Plaza, Adelaide

$64,000

National Health Workforce Reform implementation Workshop

5-6 June 2012

National Wine Centre, Adelaide

$88,047

Future Health Leaders Conference

1-2 September 2012

Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

$136,000

 

(v) Travel costs are included in the HWA annual reports as outlined below:

Travel costs (exclusive GST)

2009-10

$0.370m

2010-11

$1.274m

2011-12

$1.557m

 

(b) (i) The cost for each HWA program, as specified in the National Partnership Agreement on Hospital and Health Workforce Reform, delivered or being delivered, since HWA was established is at Attachment 1. Information relating to projects can be found in the

2010-11 and 2011-12 annual reports and the quarterly HWA Work Plan progress reports that are published on the HWA website at www.hwa.gov.au.

(ii) Events held, including relevant details such as location, venue and cost are provided under item (a) (iv) above.