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Monday, 28 February 2011
Page: 762


Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 29 September 2010:

With reference to the White Paper and the Strategic Reform Program ‘Indicative Workforce Implications’: How many full-time equivalent uniformed personnel were employed in the military workforce:

(a)   as at 30 June 2010; and

(b)   as at 1 July 2009.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations) —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

The workforce data detailed in the White Paper and the Strategic Reform Program ‘Indicative Workforce Implications’ are based on approved allocations at the time of publication and reflect full-time equivalent average numbers.

(a)   As at 30 June 2010, there were 57,799 full-time equivalent-averaged uniformed personnel employed in the military workforce. This figure is an actual achievement against the allocation.

(b)   As at 1 July 2009, there were 55,068 full-time equivalent-averaged uniformed personnel employed in the military workforce. This figure is an actual achievement against the allocation.