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Wednesday, 9 February 2005
Page: 187


Senator Hutchins asked the President of the Senate, upon notice, on 31 January 2005:

(1)   In respect of the former Department of the Parliamentary Reporting Staff, how many staff were employed in corporate services roles as at: (a) 30 June 2001; (b) 30 June 2002; and (c) 30 June 2003 (include departmental head and support staff, all staff involved in strategic planning and other staff not involved in direct service provision to the Parliament).

(2)   What were the classifications of those staff.

(3)   What was the average remuneration of those classifications, including superannuation, training costs and other on-costs.


The PRESIDENT —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(1)   The numbers of staff employed in corporate services roles were:

(a)   39.50.

(b)   41.50.

(c)   40.50.

(2)   The classifications were as follows:

Classification

30 June 2001

30 June 2002

30 June 2003

Secretary

0.50

0.50

0.50

SES

2

1

1

SITO A

1

1

1

Principal Editor

1

1

-

SOG B

3

3

3

SOG C

6

8

7

PO 6

6

8

9

PO 5

6

7

7

PO 4

5

8

7

PO 3

8

4

5

ITO 2

1

-

-

Total

39.50

41.50

40.50

(3)   The costs were as follows:

Classification

30 June 2001 $

30 June 2002 $

30 June 2003 $

Secretary

88,495

91,997

95,004

SES

134,039

140,578

150,386

SITO A

99,553

103,535

109,230

Principal Editor

91,200

98,772

100,065

SOG B

90,950

94,588

99,790

SOG C

77,382

80,478

84,904

PO 6

64,355

66,929

70,611

PO 5

57,477

59,776

63,064

PO 4

52,494

54,594

57,596

PO 3

47,311

49,204

51,910

ITO 2

64,355

-

-

These figures take account of salary, superannuation, annual leave, long service leave and Comcare premiums. No information is available on training costs, or other on-costs such as accommodation or ICT support.