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Wednesday, 21 March 2012
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Resources, Energy and Tourism: Staff and Salaries

(Question Nos 835 and 836)


Mr Ian Macfarlane asked the Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism, in writing, on 14 February 2012:

(1) How many staff at each level or grade are currently employed in

(a) his department

(b) Geoscience Australia

(c) NOPSEMA

(d) Tourism Australia, and

(e) the Australian Solar Institute.

(2) What were the corresponding staffing numbers as at 1 December 2007.

(3) What is the total portfolio salaries and on-costs forecast for 2012-13.

(4) What was the actual total portfolio salaries and on-costs charge for 2007-08.


Mr Martin Ferguson: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) and (2) The number current of staff at each level or grade and corresponding numbers as at 1 December 2007 are in the Tables below.

Table 1: Staffing numbers excluding Tourism Australia and Australian Solar Institute

Classification

RET*

Geoscience Australia

NOPSEMA

 

Current

December 2007

Current

December 2007

Current

December 2007

APS1 or Equiv

0

0

4

9

0

0

APS2 or Equiv

2

2

7

0

0

1

APS3 or Equiv

22

7

16

41

3

0

APS4 or Equiv

33

23

52

49

8

6

APS5 or Equiv

64

30

126

116

3

3

APS6 or Equiv

114

63

168

203

13

6.1

EL1 or Equiv

214

121

219

155

27

9

EL2 or Equiv

125

58

167

137

22

22.46

SES1 or Equiv

19

14

2

5

1

2

SES2 or Equiv

8

2

4

5

1

1

SES3 or Equiv

1

1

1

1

0

0

Grand Total

602

321

766

721

78

50.56

* RET was formed on 3 December 2007, figures are taken at this date.

Tourism Australia maintains its own classification structure. The staffing numbers and relevant classifications are in the table below.

Table 2: Tourism Australia

Classification

Tourism Australia

 

Current

December 2007

Band 1

18

31

Band 2

55

53

Band 3

66

97

Band 4

40

35

Band 5

15

22

Band 6

9

7

Band 7

5

3

PEO

1

1

Grand Total

209

249

The Australian Solar Institute (ASI) currently has 7 staff. The ASI came into existence in 2009 and therefore figures for 1 December 2007 are not available.

(3) The total portfolio salaries and on-costs forecast for 2012-13 are:

RET

Geoscience

Australia

NOPSEMA

ASI

Tourism Australia

$41.9m

$84.2m

$21.7m

$0.75m

$26.6m

 

(4) The actual total portfolio salaries and on-costs charge for 2007-08 were:

RET*

Geoscience

Australia

NOPSEMA**

ASI***

Tourism

Australia

$21.036m

$67.079m

$6.848m

$0.000m

$28.233m

* This amount reflects the period 3 December 2007 to 30 June 2008.

** NOPSEMA is totally cost recovered from Industry. Expenditure and staffing requirements are driven by changes in scope of Regulatory functions and Industry Activity.

*** ASI did not commence operation until late 2009.