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Monday, 10 August 2015
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Centrelink and Medicare in South Australia: Jobs

(Question No. 811)

Mr Zappia asked the Minister representing the Minister for Human Services, in writing, on 17 June 2015:

Since September 2013, how many jobs have been cut from (a) Centrelink, and (b) Medicare offices, in South Australia.

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

Following the merger of the then Centrelink and Medicare Australia into the Department of Human Services on 1 July 2011, staff can only be identified as belonging to the department.

On 1 September 2013 the Department of Human Services had 2,762 employees in South Australia. On 1 June 2015 the Department of Human Services had 2,777 employees in South Australia.