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Notice given 25 July 2005

1038  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister representing the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service—

(1) What proportion of Commonwealth public servants are identified as having a disability.

(2) For each year from 1996 to date, what was the proportion of Commonwealth public servants identified as having a disability.

(3) What proportion of employees, identified as having a disability, are employed at: (a) the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations; (b) the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; and (c) Centrelink.

(4) For each year from 1996 to date, what proportion of Commonwealth public servants, identified as having a disability, were employed at: (a) the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations; (b) the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; and (c) Centrelink.

1039  Senator Nettle: To ask the Minister representing the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service—

(1) What proportion of Commonwealth public servants are identified as being Indigenous.

(2) For each year from 1996 to date, what was the proportion of Commonwealth public servants identified as being Indigenous.

(3) What proportion of employees, identified as being Indigenous, are employed at: (a) the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations; (b) the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and (c) Centrelink.

(4) For each year from 1996 to date, what proportion of Commonwealth public servants, identified as being Indigenous, were employed at: (a) the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations; (b) the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; and (c) Centrelink.

(5) What amount of funding has been provided to Commonwealth departments and agencies under the Indigenous Wage Assistance program over the period 1996 to 2005.

(6) (a) What were the total amounts budgeted for the Indigenous Wage Assistance program; and (b) what was the actual amount spent on the Indigenous Wage Assistance program.