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Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Page: 1628


Senator Minchin asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister and other ministers, upon notice, on 12 February 2008:

As at 26 November 2007, with reference to the department and all agencies in the Minister’s portfolio:

(1)   What is the total number of permanent staff employed on a: (a) full-time; (b) part time; or (c) part-time, equivalent basis.

(2)   How many employees are employed on contract and what is the average length of their employment period.

(3)   What are the base and top level salaries of: (a) Australian Public Service level 1 to 6 officers; (b) executive level officers; (c) Senior Executive Service (SES) officers; and (d) equivalent officers.

(4)   How many officers are employed at executive level and SES level.


Senator Faulkner (Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) —As minister for the Public Service I provide the following answer to the honourable senator’s question on behalf of all ministers:

The answer to each part of this question, with the exception of the second part of part 2 (relating to the average length of the employment of staff employed on contract), is available in each agency’s annual report. Information on the number of ongoing and non-ongoing staff in the Australian Public Service (APS) can also be found in the APS Statistical Bulletin which is available on the Australian Public Service Commission website.

While annual reports provide that information as at 30 June 2007, rather than 26 November 2007 as requested by Senator Minchin, I do not consider that the diversion of resources across the public service as a whole that would be necessary to update it to 26 November 2007 is warranted.