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Wednesday, 16 October 2002
Page: 5344


Senator Sherry asked the Minister for Trade, upon notice, on 30 August 2002:

(1) For each department within the Minister's portfolio, how is superannuation calculated (ie. is the superannuation entitlement calculated on base salary and other income payments, such as overtime allowance or performance bonuses, or on base salary alone).

(2) If the department calculates superannuation on a broader basis, by incorporating all income payments in the calculation of superannuation entitlements, but allows employees to opt out of this arrangement so as to reduce the base upon which superannuation is calculated, what proportion of employees do this.


Mr Vaile (Minister for Trade) —Please see the response to Question No. 609, provided by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on behalf of the portfolio.