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Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Page: 3394


Senator Humphries asked the Minister representing the Minister for Human Services, upon notice, on 25 February 2010:

With reference to the department and all agencies in the Minister’s portfolio, how many redundancies were there for each of the following financial years: (a) 2007-08; (b) 2008-09; and (c) 2009-10 to date.


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

Since 1 July 2007 there have been 690 voluntary redundancies (VRs) offered to Human Services portfolio employees. These are broken down by the portfolio agency as follows:

(1)   Human Services and CRS Australia

Financial Year

Total VRs Offered

2007-08

4

2008-09

2

2009-31 March 2010

1

(2)   Centrelink

Financial year

Total VRs offered

2007-08

267

2008-09

191

2009-31 March 2010

167

(3)   Medicare Australia

Financial year

Total VRs offered

2007-08

4

2008-09

18

2009-31 March 2010

9

(4)   Australian Hearing

Financial year

Total VRs offered

2007-2008

7

2008-2009

13

2009-31 March 2010

7