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Tuesday, 23 August 1994
Page: 126

(Question No. 1395)


Senator Kernot asked the Minister representing the Minister for Administrative Services, upon notice, on 17 May 1994:

  (1) What was the breakdown by gender and location, of statutory and senior executive service level officers in the agencies within the portfolio as at 31 March 1994.

  (2) How many women hold permanent senior officer (A, B and C) positions in these agencies.

  (3) What number and percentage of these officers in (1) and (2) came from non-English speaking backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.


Senator McMullan —The Minister for Administrative Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) Breakdown of senior executive service level officers

State Male Female Total

Department:

New South Wales 6 0 6

Victoria 7 0 7

Queensland 1 0 1

Australian Capital Territory 5 0 5

Western Australia 1 0 1

South Australia 0 0 0

Northern Territory 0 0 0

CO (ACT) 50 8 58

TOTAL 70 8 78

Agencies:

Australian Capital Territory 2 1 3

TOTAL 2 1 3

  Breakdown of Statutory Officers

State Male Female Total

Agencies:

Australian Capital Territory 2 0 2

TOTAL 2 0 2

  (2) There are 160 female senior officers in the Department of Administrative Services. Of these: 7 are at Senior Officer Grade A level; 60 at Senior Officer Grade B level; and 93 at Senior Officer Grade C level. There is one female Senior Officer Grade C employed by portfolio agencies.

  (3)—

Aboriginal or Torres Non-English

Strait Islander speaking

background background Total

% %

Department:

SES Male 0 0 6 7 70

SES Female 0 0 0 0 8

SES Total 0 0 6 6 78

Female Senior Officers 2 1 19 12 160

Total 2 1 25 10 238