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Monday, 3 June 2013
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Tourism Australia: Staffing

(Question No. 1456)


Mr Baldwin asked the Minister for Tourism, in writing, on 20 March 2013:

In respect of Tourism Australia, (a) what total number of staff are currently employed, and how many are (i) full time, (ii) part time, and (iii) casual, (b) what is the current number of salary bands available, including Senior Executive Service, and the salary range for each, and (c) what was the total cost of staffing for (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, and (iii) 2012-13 (to date).


Mr Gray: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

( a) There were a total of 210 staff employed at Tourism Australia as at 20 March 2013:

(i)full time - 182

(ii)part time - 28

(iii)casual - 0

( b) There are seven bands with a salary range of:

Band

Minimum

Maximum

7

$309,000

$355,000

6

$170,000

$270,000

5

$90,000

$245,000

4

$62,000

$195,000

3

$20,000*

$141,000

2

$15,000*

$110,000

1

$0.00

$75,000

 

* please note that these are junior staff members in India and China where salary levels and the strong Australian dollar impact.

( c) Total cost of staffing as at 20 March 2013:

(i)2010-11 - $26.3 million

(ii)2011-12 - $26.4 million

(iii)2012-13 (as at 20 March 2013) - $19.5 million