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Notice given 18 September 2012

Senator Humphries: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 2169-2216)—In regard to the 2012-13 financial year:

(1) What is the net financial effect on the department’s budget of: (a) the original 1.5 per cent efficiency dividend; (b) the additional 2.5 per cent efficiency dividend; and (c) other savings measures as introduced in the 2012-13 Budget papers.

 

 (2) What measures or strategies are being considered to ensure continued operation within the budget and efficiency dividend targets of the department.

(3) What percentage of total expenditure is represented by staff costs.

(4) Is a net reduction in: (a) staff; and (b) consultants and/or contractors, expected for the financial year; if so, can a quantitative total for each reduction be provided.

(5) How many: (a) voluntary redundancies; and (b) involuntary redundancies, are expected to be executed.

(6) What is the current distribution of full-time equivalent staff across classification bands.

2169 Minister representing the Prime Minister

2170 Minister representing the Treasurer

2172 Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

2173 Minister representing the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government

2174 Minister representing the Minister for the Arts

2176 Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

2177 Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

2178 Minister representing the Attorney-General

2179 Minister representing the Minister for Emergency Management

2180 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

2181 Minister representing the Minister for Disability Reform

2182 Minister for Foreign Affairs

2183 Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

2184 Minister for Finance and Deregulation

2185 Minister representing the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth

2186 Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

2189 Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness

2191 Minister representing the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

2192 Minister representing the Minister for Health

2193 Minister representing the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation ( transferred to the Minister representing the Treasurer on 19 September 2012 )

2194 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth on 27 September 2012 )

2195 Minister representing the Minister for Social Inclusion

2196 Minister representing the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Health on 19 September 2012 )

2198 Minister representing the Minister for Housing

2199 Minister representing the Minister for Homelessness

 

 2201 Minister representing the Minister for Early Childhood and Childcare ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth on 27 September 2012 )

2202 Minister representing the Minister for Employment Participation ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth on 27 September 2012 )

2203 Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

2205 Minister representing the Minister for Indigenous Health ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Health on 19 September 2012 )

2206 Minister representing the Minister for Public Service and Integrity

2207 Minister representing the Special Minister of State

2209 Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs

2210 Minister representing the Minister for Justice

2211 Minister representing the Minister for Community Services

2212 Minister representing the Minister for the Status of Women

2213 Minister representing the Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth on 27 September 2012 )

2214 Minister representing the Assistant Treasurer ( transferred to the Minister representing the Treasurer on 19 September 2012 )

2215 Minister for Sport

2216 Minister for Multicultural Affairs