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Wednesday, 29 November 2000
Page: 20183


Senator Faulkner asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 6 July, 2000:

As a dollar amount and as a percentage of the department's total outlay on salaries, what was the cost of : (a) staff training; (b) consultants; and (c) performance pay, in the 1999-2000 financial year.


Senator Ellison (Special Minister of State) —The Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

For the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs in 1999-2000:

Total outlay on salaries:

75,008,000

(a) Total cost of staff training:

3,392,000

percentage of salary outlay:

4.52%

(b) Total cost of consultants:

$14,563,000

percentage of salary outlay:

19.33%

(c) Total cost of performance pay:

$722,000;

percentage of salary outlay:

0.96%