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Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Page: 1196


Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 13 November 2008:

In the period 1 April to 30 September 2008:

(1)   Was there a reduction in uniformed staffing numbers as a result of the efficiency dividend and/or other budget cuts in the army, navy or air force; if so, where and at what level.

(2)   Was there a reduction in civilian staffing numbers as a result of the efficiency dividend and/or other budget cuts in the army, navy or air force; if so, where and at what level.


Senator Faulkner (Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   No.

(2)   No.