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Thursday, 18 August 2011
Page: 4947

Defence: Staffing

(Question No. 734)


Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 5 July 2011:

For the period 1 January to 30 June 2011, how many temporary civilian positions, including part-time, existed in the Department, in the Defence Materiel Organisation and in the Defence Science and Technology Organisation..


Senator Chris Evans: The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

During the period 1 January to 30 June 2011, there was an average of 176 temporary civilian positions in the Department of Defence, an average of 119 in the Defence Materiel Organisation and an average of 10 in the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. This is an overall average of 305 positions.