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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.

 

 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

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

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

2189 Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness

2192 Minister representing the Minister for Health

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 )

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 )

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 )

2215 Minister for Sport

2216 Minister for Multicultural Affairs