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Thursday, 13 August 2009
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Mrs Mirabella asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 25 June 2009:

(1)   How many Defence civilian employees have been informed that their employment is to be terminated, and on which bases are such employees located.

(2)   Can the Minister indicate how many staff who work for contractors on or for Defence establishments and garrison supports will lose their jobs or have their hours reduced, and from which bases and locations has this occurred.

(3)   To what extent and by what quantum have Defence contractors’ services been reduced and from which bases and from what programs has this occurred.


Mr Combet (Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science and Minister Assisting the Minister for Climate Change) —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

(1)    

 

LOCATION

CIVILIAN INVOLUNTARY SEPARATIONS FOR THE PERIOD 25 NOV 07 - 25 JUN 09

Adelaide CBD SA

1

HMAS Albatross NSW

1

Amberley RAAF Base QLD

1

Bandiana VIC

1

Brindabella Park, ACT

5

Brisbane CBD QLD

1

Bulimba QLD

1

Campbell Park ACT

11

Canberra CBD ACT

1

HMAS Cerberus VIC

1

HMAS Creswell ACT

1

Defence Plaza Melbourne VIC

1

Defence Plaza Sydney NSW

9

Edinburgh RAAF Base SA

4

DSTO Edinburgh SA

9

Enoggera Barracks QLD

1

Fisherman's Bend VIC

3

Fyshwick ACT

1

Garden Island NSW

1

Holsworthy Barracks NSW

2

Kapooka NSW

1

Kokoda Barracks Canungra QLD

1

Larrakeyah Barracks NT

1

Lavarack Barracks Tvl QLD

1

Melbourne CBD VIC

1

Monegeetta VIC

1

Moorebank Moorebank Ave NSW

2

Orchard Hills RAAF Base NSW

7

Potts Point NSW

1

Queanbeyan NSW

2

Fort Queenscliff VIC

1

Randwick Barracks NSW

1

Richmond RAAF Base NSW

3

Russell ACT

14

East Sale RAAF Base VIC

1

Sydney Fleet Base East NSW

1

Tindal RAAF Base NT

1

Townsville RAAF Base QLD

2

Northbourne House Turner ACT

2

Victoria Bks Brisbane QLD

2

Victoria Bks Melbourne VIC

10

Victoria Bks Paddington NSW

1

HMAS Watson NSW

2

Waverton NSW

1

Williams RAAF Base VIC

2

Williamtown RAAF Base NSW

5

Wollongong NSW

1

TOTAL

124

(2)   and (3) Defence has commenced a Strategic Reform Program to improve the efficiency of the organisation and create significant savings to reinvest in building a stronger Defence Force.   The Strategic Reform Program is currently undertaking detailed planning and diagnostic work.  Therefore, it is premature to consider potential changes to Defence’s contractual arrangements with industry and any subsequent effect to contractors’ employees at this stage.