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Wednesday, 9 February 2005
Page: 186


Senator Hutchins asked the President of the Senate, upon notice, on 31 January 2005:

(1)   In respect of the former Joint House Department, how many staff were employed in corporate services roles as at: (a) 30 June 2001; (b) 30 June 2002; and (c) 30 June 2003 (include departmental head and support staff, all staff involved in strategic planning and other staff not involved in direct service provision to the Parliament or visitors to the Parliament).

(2)   What were the classifications of those staff.

(3)   What was the average remuneration of those classifications, including superannuation, training costs and other on-costs.


The PRESIDENT —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(1)   The numbers of staff employed in corporate services roles were:

(a)   37

(b)   45

(c)   41

(2)   The classifications were as follows:

Classification

30 June 2001

30 June 2002

30 June 2003

Secretary

1

1

1

SES

1

1

1

PEL2

3

3

3

PEL1

5

6

8

APS6

6

8

7

APS5

4

5

4

APS4

9

11

9

APS3

7

9

7

APS2

1

1

1

Total

37

45

41

(3)   The costs were as follows:

Classification

30 June 2001 $

30 June 2002 $

30 June 2003 $

Secretary

176,991

183,993

190,009

SES

122,181

127,068

134,133

PEL2

100,666

104,640

107,465

PEL1

84,927

88,272

90,443

ASP6

66,979

69,606

71,031

APS5

59,530

62,503

63,644

APS4

54,628

56,761

57,672

APS3

49,207

51,123

51,860

APS2

44,338

46,059

46,542

These figures take account of salary, superannuation, annual leave, long service leave and Comcare premiums. No information is available on training costs, or other on-costs such as accommodation or ICT support.