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Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Page: 936


Senator Ronaldson asked the Special Minister of State, upon notice, on 22 December 2009:

With reference to the ‘20 non-standard home bases and six alternative work locations’ approved by the Minister, as mentioned in the 2008-09 Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 annual report, can a table be provided which indicates the following for each of the 26 positions:

(a)   the name of the employing senator or member;

(b)   the MOP(S) classification level of the staff member;

(c)   the city or town where the staff member is based;

(d)   whether the staff member has a non-standard home base or an alternative work location;

(e)   a brief description of any reasons given for the arrangement being put in place, i.e. family reasons, medical reasons, no reason given etc; and

(f)   the date on which the non-standard home base or alternative work location was approved.


Senator Ludwig (Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

A table containing the requested information is attached. Please note that column (e) has been excluded from the table due to concerns regarding the disclosure of personal information. The reasons for the non-standard home base arrangements are not always provided to the Department of Finance and Deregulation, but where reasons are provided, they have included: temporary relocations, personal/family commitments, privately funded electorate office(s) and home based work approved in accordance with the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Collective Agreement 2006-2009 Guidelines for Home-Based Work.

(a) Senator/Member

(b) Employee’s classification

(c) Employee’s location

(d) Non-standard home base/alternative work location

(f) Date arrangement was approved

Senator Bob Brown

Assistant Adviser

WA - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

8 July 2008

Senator Doug Cameron

Electorate Officer B

NSW - Regional

Alternative work location

20 April 2008

Caucus Committees Support and Training Unit

Adviser

SA - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

23 January 2008

The Hon Simon Crean MP

Adviser

QLD - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

19 December 2007

The Hon Kate Ellis MP

Senior Adviser Chief of Staff Non Cabinet

VIC - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

20 October 2008

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP

Adviser

NSW - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

29 October 2009

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP

Senior Adviser Chief of Staff Non Cabinet

NSW - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

25 January 2008

Senator the Hon John Faulkner

Senior Adviser

NSW - Regional

Non-standard home base

28 April 2009

The Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP

Media Adviser Senior

QLD - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

18 December 2007

Senator Steve Fielding

Electorate Officer B

VIC - Regional

Alternative work location

17 April 2009

The Hon Julia Gillard MP

Principal Adviser

NSW - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

7 February 2008

Mr Michael Keenan MP

Adviser Level 1

NSW - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

29 October 2008

The Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM MP

Electorate Officer B

NSW - Regional

Alternative work location

5 March 2008

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

Adviser Level 1

QLD - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

13 May 2009

The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Adviser

TAS - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

9 September 2008

Senator the Hon Nick Minchin

Adviser Level 1

VIC - Regional

Non-standard home base

29 October 2008

The Hon Roger Price MP

Clerk to Whip

QLD - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

29 May 2009

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP

Adviser

VIC - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

28 April 2009

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP

Senior Adviser Cabinet 1

NSW - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

6 February 2008

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP

Senior Adviser Cabinet 2

NSW - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

15 April 2009

Ms Janelle Saffin MP

Electorate Officer B

NSW - Regional

Alternative work location

16 April 2008

Senator Rachel Siewert

Electorate Officer B

VIC - Metropolitan

Alternative work location

22 October 2008

The Hon Wilson Tuckey MP

Electorate Officer B

WA - Metropolitan

Alternative work location

3 November 2003

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Assistant Adviser

NSW - Regional

Non-standard home base

13 January 2009

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Senior Adviser

VIC - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

29 October 2008

Senator Nick Xenophon

Adviser Level 2

VIC - Metropolitan

Non-standard home base

20 January 2009