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Monday, 19 October 2015
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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources: Casual Staff Contracts

(Question No. 874)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, in writing, on 17 August 2015:

In respect of labour hire firms contracted by the Minister's department(s) in 2014-15, (a) how many positions were filled using casual staff from labour hire firms, (b) what sum was spent on the provision of these casual staff, and (c) what roles did these casual staff fulfil.

Mr Joyce: The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The department recorded 145 casual staff engaged from labour hire firms in 2014-15.

The approximate spend on the provision of casual staff was $6 525 000.

The casual staff performed various roles across the department, including assisting in the implementation of projects and systems, and providing administrative support.