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Monday, 7 November 2011
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Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

(Question No. 1259)


Senator Ryan asked the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, upon notice, on 22 September 2011:

(1)   In regard to Small Business Division: Budget:

   (a)   for each year of the forward estimates please provide:

      (i)   departmental expenditure; and

      (ii)   administered program expenditure.

   (b)   within the department, what is the divisions total budget for the 2011-12 financial year and what component of this is:

   (a)   departmental expenditure; and

   (b)   administered expenditure.

(2)   In regard to Small Business Division: Staff:

   (a)   what is the total staff headcount in the division;

   (b)   what is the total equivalent full-time staff in the division;

   (c)   can details be provided of each location where staff members of the division work;

   (d)   can a breakdown be provided of staff in the division by APS classification, including APS levels 1-6, EL levels and SES levels;

   (e)   how many staff are currently working on contract for the division;

   (f)   how many contract staff were engaged by the division in the 2010-11 financial year;

   (g)   can details be provided of the value of contracts for engaging staff for the division;

   (h)   for each branch in the division, please provide:

      (i)   number of staff allocated and APS level,

      (ii)   number of departmental-provided mobile telephones and the total budgeted cost for these for the 2011-2012 financial year, and

      (iii)   budgeted amount for travel allowance for the 2011-12 financial year.

      (i)   what is the divisions annual budget for recruiting;

   (j)   what is the divisions annual budget for personal development/staff coaching and

   development/training /workshops and like services.

(3)   In regard to Small Business Division: Facilities:

   (a)   the 2009-10 Annual report listed 44 departmental office locations across Australia, and 3 around the world; can details be provided of each current office location used by the department, domestic and international;

   (b)   for each facility, domestic and international, can details be provided of:

      (i)   which offices are solely used by the Small Business Division of the department and which are used for other purposes, and

      (ii)   for those offices that are used for other purposes, please specify what the facilities are

      used for.

   (c)   for each facility used by the division, can the following details be provided:

      (i)   location,

      (ii)   whether the facility is owned by the department, or rented,

      (iii)   at what cost the facility is rented each year,

      (iv)   floor space (sq m) occupied by the division,

      (v)   small space occupied by other departmental divisions, and

      (vi)   the number of staff at each location and division staff work in.

   (d)   does the division use the international offices; if so, what for;

   (e)   what are the annual departmental costs of the international offices;

   (f)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental costs of each of the international offices $AUD;

   (g)   across all departmental facilities, how much office space (sq m) is used by the Small Business

   Division; and   

   (h)   can a breakdown be provided of expenditure within the division for implementing new projects to which the government has committed (for example Small Business Dispute Resolution Tribunal)

(4)   In regard to Small Business Division: Outsourcing:

   (a)   the 2009-10 annual report states that for the 2009-10 financial year, the department engaged in new

   outsourced consultancy contracts worth $4 642 758 (GST inclusive), as well as ongoing outsourced

   consultancy contracts valued at $2 287 456, combining these gives a total of $6 930 214 spent on

   outsourced contracts, can the department confirm this amount is correct;

   (b)   what amounts has the division budgeted for consulting contracts (new, ongoing and total) for the

   2010-11 and 2012-13 financial years; and

   (c)   in the 2009-10 financial year, the departments annual report outlines that $680 533 (9.8%) was spent on small business contracts; how much was spent in the 2010-11 financial year and what is budget for the:

(a) 2011-12; and (b) 2012-13 financial years, and how many such contracts have been let.

(5)   In regard to Enterprise Connect Centres:

   (a)   what are the administrative costs borne by the department in administering this project for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years;

   (b)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental administrative expenditure for this project;

   (c)   can details be provided of the location of each Enterprise Connect Centre and the funding allocated to it (including costs such as lease, insurance, staff, maintenance and utilities);

   (d)   are these locations additional to those listed as the departmental office locations;

   (e)   please outline the office space (sq m) of each Enterprise Connect Centre;

   (f)   how many division staff and contract staff work at each Enterprise Connect Centre; and

   (g)   are these staff members of APS, and are they included in the department staff breakdown.

(6)   In regard to Small Business Advisory Services (Business Enterprise Centres (BEC)):

   (a)   what are the administrative costs borne by the department in administering this project for the

   2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years;

   (b)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental administrative expenditure for this project;

   (c)   can details be provided of the location of each BEC and the funding allocated to it (including costs

   such as lease, insurance, staff, maintenance and utilities);

   (d)   are these locations additional to those listed as departmental office locations;

   (e)   can the department outline the office space (sq m) of each BEC.

   (f)   how many division staff and contract staff work at each BEC; and

   (g)   are these staff members of APS, and are they included in the departmental staff breakdown.

(7)   In regard to Small Business Support Line:

   (a)   what are the administrative costs borne by the department in administering this program for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years;

   (b)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental administrative expenditure for this project;

   (c)   how many staff and contract staff work on the small business support line;

   (d)   do the staff involved in this project all work from the office locations from which this project is run; and

   (e)   how many calls has the Support line received in each year since the project was launched.

(8)   In regard to Business.gov.au:

   (a)   what are the administrative costs borne by the department in administering the business.gov.au

   website for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years;

   (b)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental administrative expenditure for this program;

   (c)   from which departmental office is the program administered; and

   (d)   how many staff and contract staff work on the website.

(9)   In regard to Business Names Registration System:

   (a)   what are the administrative costs borne by the department in administering the Business Names registration system for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years;

   (b)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental administrative expenditure for this program; and

   (c)   from which departmental office is the program administered.

(10)   In regard to Commercialisation Australia:

   (a)   what are the administrative costs borne by the department in administering Commercialisation Australia for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years;

   (b)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental administrative expenditure for this program;

   (c)   from which office locations is the program run; and

   (d)   how many staff and contract staff work on the program.

(11)   In regard to Australian Growth Partnerships (AGP):

   (a)   what are the administrative costs borne by the department in administering the AGP for the 2011-

   12 and 2012-13 financial years;   

   (b)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental administrative expenditure for this program;

   (c)   from which office locations is the program run; and

   (d)   how many staff and contract staff work on the program.

(12)   In regard to Venture Capital Limited Partnerships:

   (a)   what are the administrative costs borne by the department in administering this program for the

   2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years;

   (b)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental administrative expenditure for this program;

   (c)   from which office locations is the program run; and

   (d)   how many staff and contract staff work on the program.

(13)   In regard to Trade Measurement:

   (a)   what are the administrative costs borne by the department in administering this program for the

   2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years;

   (b)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental administrative expenditure for this program;

   (c)   from which office locations is the program run; and

   (d)   how many staff and contract staff work on the program.

(14)   In regard to Supplier Access to Major Projects:

   (a)   what are the administrative costs borne by the department in administering this program for the

   2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years;

   (b)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental administrative expenditure for this program;

   (c)   from which office locations is the program run; and

   (d)   how many staff and contract staff work on the program.

(15)   In regard to National Measurement Services:

   (a)   what are the administrative costs borne by the department in administering this program for the

   2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years;

   (b)   can a breakdown be provided of the departmental administrative expenditure for this program;

   (c)   from which office locations is the program run; and

   (d)   how many staff and contract staff work on the program.


Senator Carr: The answer to the honourable s enator ' s question is as follows:

The Industry and Small Business Policy Division (I&SBP) provides advice to develop an internationally competitive, innovative and sustainable business environment in Australia. It provides advice on a wide range of policy issues affecting the competitiveness and growth of Australian businesses, and while it has specific responsibilities for policies relating to small business and independent contractors, the following numbers provided in response to parts (1) (2) (3) and (4) are for the entire division which is much broader than "small business".

(1) (a) Forward estimates at a divisional level are only budgeted for two years beyond the current financial year (2011-12) and as such the 2014-15 financial year is unavailable.

      (i) The anticipated departmental expenditure budgets for the I&SBP division are below. These are indicative only for planning purposes, as Divisional allocations are received on a biannual basis, to reflect departmental priorities.

2012-13 $000

2013-14 $000

$12,183

$11,850

       (ii) Administered expenditure budgets for I&SBP division are:

(Reference: Portfolio Budget Statement 2011-12, Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, pg 30)

2012-13 $000

2013-14 $000

2014-15 $000

$485—Enhanced and amalgamated mediation services for the Franchising Code of Conduct, the Horticulture Code of Conduct, the Oilcode and the Produce and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct

$48—Food Industry Policy

$490—Enhanced and amalgamated mediation services for the Franchising Code of Conduct, the Horticulture Code of Conduct, the Oilcode and the Produce and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct

Nil

   (b) (a) Departmental expenditure budget for I&SBP division is:

2011-12 $000

$13,171

   (b) (b) Administered expenditure budgets for I&SBP division are:

(Reference: Portfolio Budget Statement 2011-12, Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, pg 30)

2011-12 $000

Program

$480

Enhanced and amalgamated mediation services for the Franchising Code of Conduct, the Horticulture Code of Conduct, the Oilcode and the Produce and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct

$478

Food Industry Policy

(2)   (a)   As of 17 October, 105 staff (includes staff taking leave) in the I&SBP division.

   (b) As of 17 October, the full-time staff equivalent is 101.43 in I&SBP division.

   (c)   As of 17 October, there were 104 staff located in Canberra and 1 staff member in Brisbane.

   (d) Refer to Attachment A.

   (e) As of 17 October, I&SBP had no staff working on contract.

   (f) There have been three contract staff engaged during the 2010-11 financial year in I&SBP.

   (g) The value of the three contracts totalled $65,970.53.

   (h) (i) Refer to Attachment A.

      (ii)There are 39 department-provided mobile phones. Mobile telephone budgets are included in an overall IT and telecommunications budget and as such can not be individually reported.

    (iii)Travel allowance is included in an overall travel budget and as such can not be individually reported.

      (i) Nil. Recruitment is undertaken on a needs basis and a budget is not allocated.

   (j) The total budgeted cost for staff development for 2011-12 is $216,673.

(3)   (a)   The only departmental office location used by I&SBP is 10 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601.

   (b) (i) No offices are solely used by I&SBP.

      (ii) Offices are used for other departmental divisions.

   (c) (i) 10 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601.

      (ii) Rented.

      (iii) Total rental cost for 10 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601, including the portion that relates to I&SBP, is $11,297,049 for 2010-11 financial year.

      (iv) Approximately 1100sq m.

      (v) Not applicable.

      (vi) 10 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601 - approximately 100 staff.

   (d)   No.

   (e)   Not applicable.

   (f)   Not applicable.

   (g)   Approximately 1100sq m.

   (h)   I&SBP have no expenditure for implementing new project facilities.

(4) (a) The department can confirm that this amount is correct. Noting that this is the total consulting cost for the department for the 2009-10 financial year.

   (b) and (c) There were a total of six consulting contracts I&SBP division entered into in 2010-11, totalling $647,234.06. The actual expenditure in 2010-11 relating to these contracts was $316,175 and the remainder will be expensed in future years.

The total budget for 2011-12 is $595,474 for five consultancy contracts entered into. At this stage there is no budget for consultancy contracts for 2012-13.

(5)   (a) and (b)The 2011-12 and 2012-13 departmental appropriation for Enterprise Connect is:

2011-12 $000

2012-13 $000

$26,373

$26,373

This appropriation funds the operational costs of the Enterprise Connect program including expenses such as staffing, travel, ICT, property and administration costs for the delivery of the program elements.

   (c)   The Enterprise Connect program has a single appropriation and all centres are managed within the appropriation. There are no specific allocations for each centre:

Property

Lease cost 2010-11

Maintenance and Utilities 2010-11

NSW State Centre, North Ryde, NSW

$211,803

$11,713

QLD State Centre, Eight Mile Plains, QLD

$121,846

$7,696

WA State Centre, Bentley, WA

$111,097

$37,707

SA State Centre, Mawson Lakes, SA

$73,305

$10,195

TAS State Centre, Burnie, TAS

$71,972

$10,816

Clean Technology Innovation Centre, Callaghan, NSW

$56,494

$19,449

Creative Industries Innovation Centre, Sydney, NSW

$0

$0

Defence Industries Innovation Centre and VIC Manufacturing Centre, Dandenong, VIC

$112,922

$55,594

Innovative Regions Centre, Geelong, VIC

$39,034

$12,300

Innovative Regions Centre—Remote Office, Rockhampton, QLD

$6,290

$0

Innovative Regions Centre—Remote Office, Wollongong, NSW

$6,300

$0

Remote Enterprises Innovation Centre, Alice Springs, NT

$74,283

$0

Resources Technology Innovation Centre, Mackay, QLD

$78,052

$13,761

   (d) No

   (e) Please find outlined below, the office space for each Enterprise Connect Centre:

Property

Sq m

NSW Manufacturing Centre, North Ryde, NSW

522

QLD Manufacturing Centre, Eight Mile Plains, QLD

370

WA Manufacturing Centre, Bentley, WA

278

SA Manufacturing Centre, Mawson Lakes, SA

286

TAS Manufacturing Centre, Burnie, TAS

283

Clean Technology Innovation Centre, Callaghan, NSW

210

Creative Industries Innovation Centre, Sydney, NSW

156

Creative Industries Innovation Centre—Remote Office, Magill, SA

13

Defence Industries Innovation Centre & VIC Manufacturing Centre, Dandenong, VIC

489

Innovative Regions Innovation Centre, Geelong, VIC

263

Innovative Regions Innovation Centre—Remote Office, Rockhampton, QLD

8

Innovative Regions Innovation Centre—Remote Office, Wollongong, NSW

16

Remote Enterprise Innovation Centre, Alice Springs, NT

265

Resources Technology Innovation Centre, Mackay, QLD

188

   (f) Enterprise Connect - Staff as at 12 October 2011:

Centre

Staff

Centre Director

Business Adviser*

National Office (Canberra)

46

-

-

NSW State Centre

6

1

-

QLD State Centre

3

1

-

WA State Centre

3

1

1

SA State Centre

8

1

1

VIC State Centre

5

1

2

TAS State Centre

2

1

2

Clean Technology Innovation Centre

4

1

5

Creative Industries Innovation Centre

3

1

6

Defence Industries Innovation Centre

3

1

9

Innovative Regions Centre

3

1

10

Remote Enterprises Innovation Centre

4

1

7

Resources Technology Innovation Centre

4

1

7

* Business Advisers may be located at a site other than the Centre in which they report.

   (g)   No. Not all Enterprise Connect staff are members of the APS. Contractors are also included in the table above.

Business Enterprise Centres (BEC) are funded under the Small Business Advisory Services grant program. Thirty-six BEC receive grants over four years from 2008 to 30 June 2012. A further BEC is funded until March 2013. All BEC organisations have entered into a Funding Agreement with the Commonwealth. BEC organisations and their staff are not part of the department.

(6) (a) and (b) The Departmental budget to deliver the Small Business Advisory Services program for the financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13 is as follows:

2011-12 $000

2012-13 $000

$275

$0

(c) See table below. Funding is provided to each BEC to expand and strengthen their capacity to provide low cost advisory service to small businesses. Compliance during the funding period is monitored through performance reports and audit reports:

.

BEC Location

Entity Name:

Funding Amount

(GST EX)

Funding Amount

(GST inc)

ACT/NSW

Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan Enterprise Centre Inc

$1,400,000.00

$1,540,000.00

NSW

Kirrawee

BEC St George & Sutherland Shire Ltd

$600,000.00

$660,000.00

NSW

Tuggerah

Central Coast Business Mentor Services Inc

$1,000,000.00

$1,100,000.00

NSW

Orange

BEC Cabonne, Orange, Blayney Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

NSW

Bondi Junction

The Eastern Suburbs BEC

$1,400,000.00

$1,540,000.00

NSW

Kurri Kurri

Hunter Region BEC Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

NSW

Campbelltown

MacArthur BEC Ltd

$1,400,000.00

$1,540,000.00

NSW

Lismore

Northern Rivers Enterprise Development Agency Inc

$1,000,000.00

$1,100,000.00

NSW

Penrith

Penrith City & District Business Advisory Centre Ltd

$1,400,000.00

$1,540,000.00

NSW

Albury

Murray Hume BEC Inc

$600,000.00

$660,000.00

NT

Winnellie

BEC (Darwin Region) Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

QLD

Condon

Thuringowa Enterprise Centre Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

QLD

Caboolture

Caboolture BEC Assoc Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

QLD

Ipswich

Ipswich Shared Workspace Ltd

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

QLD

Cairns

Advance Cairns

$500,000.00

$550,000.00

SA

Payneham

Eastside BEC Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

SA

Clarence Gardens

Inner Southern BEC Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

SA

Thebarton

Inner West BEC Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

SA

Port Adelaide

North West Business Development Centre Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

SA

Elizabeth West

Northern Adelaide BEC Inc

$1,000,000.00

$1,100,000.00

SA

Mawson Lakes

City of Salisbury

$1,000,000.00

$1,100,000.00

SA

Morphett Vale

Southern Success BEC Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

SA

St Agnes

North East Development Agency Inc

$1,000,000.00

$1,100,000.00

TAS

St Helens

Break O'Day Business Enterprise Board Inc

$400,000.00

$440,000.00

TAS

Devonport

Community Potential Foundation Ltd

$712,000.00

$783,200.00

TAS

Launceston

Community Potential Foundation Ltd

$1,288,000.00

$1,416,800.00

TAS

Deloraine

Meander Valley Enterprise Centre Inc

$400,000.00

$440,000.00

VIC

Ballarat

Ballarat Business Centre Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

VIC

Box Hill

Box Hill Institute of TAFE

$1,400,000.00

$1,540,000.00

VIC

Wodonga

Murray Hume BEC Inc

$600,000.00

$660,000.00

WA

Belmont

Belmont BEC Inc

$1,000,000.00

$1,100,000.00

WA

Bunbury

Leschenault Enterprise Centre Inc

$1,000,000.00

$1,100,000.00

WA

Fremantle

Coastal Business Centre Inc

$1,000,000.00

$1,100,000.00

WA

Midland

Swan Region BEC Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

WA

Welshpool

South East Metro BEC Inc

$1,000,000.00

$1,100,000.00

WA

Rockingham

South Coast Business Development Organisation Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

WA

Balcatta

Stirling BEC Inc

$1,200,000.00

$1,320,000.00

 

 

TOTAL FUNDING

$39,100,000.00

$43,010,000.00

(d) Yes. BEC offices are not part of the department.

(e) No. This is not required to be provided to the department as part of the funding agreement.

(f) Nil.

(g) Not applicable.

(7) (a) and (b) The departmental administrative allocation for the Small Business Support Line for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years are as follows (a breakdown of the expenditure is not available):

2011-12 $000

2012-13 $000

$400

$400

   (c)   The number of departmental staff allocated to the Small Business Support Line in 2011-12 is 3.0 ASL. In addition, a third party service provider has been engaged to provide the Small Business Support Line service. The provider is responsible for ensuring the support line is appropriately staffed to meet demand and service quality standards. On average, the SBSL has around 10 agents, one team leader and one team manager to deliver the service working for the provider.

   (d)   All departmental staff are located in Canberra. All third party service provider staff are located in Sydney.

   (e)   The number of calls received in each year since the program was launched in September 2009 are as follows:

Year

Calls Received

2009-10

15,113

2010-11

19,063

2011-12 (as at 14 October)

6,587

Total

40,763

(8) (a)   The departmental administrative allocation for Business.gov.au are as follows:

2011-12 $000

2012-13 $000

$826

Not yet allocated

   (b)   

Salary (content and marketing)

$608,000

Administrative

$218,000

Total

$826,000

   (c)   10 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601.

   (d)   7.15 FTE. No contract staff work on this program.

(9) (a) and (b) As part of the COAG reform agenda and National Partnership to deliver a seamless national economy, a national business names registration system will be established. COAG signed an intergovernmental agreement for this project in July 2009.

A referral of powers from the States to the Commonwealth is required. Pending passage of legislation, the national business names registration system is expected to be operational by mid next year. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) will be responsible for administering the system.

The funding allocation for the department as lead policy agency for the Project and with responsibility for delivering the business online services component, was outlined in two disclosures in the department's Portfolio Budget Statement (PBS) 2010-11, as follows:

Australian Business Number/Business Names Registration Project—Expansion

$ m

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Total

Departmental expenses

0.000

13.604

12.438

11.425

10.785

48.252

Administered expenses

0.000

1.050

1.610

0.740

0.320

3.720

Total expenses

0.000

14.654

14.048

12.165

11.105

51.972

   (c) 10 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601.

(10) (a) and (b) The departmental administrative allocation for Commercialisation Australia for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years are as follows (a breakdown of the expenditure is not available):

2011-12 $000

2012-13 $000

$6,900

$7,000

   (c) The program is managed from the department's Canberra office and delivered through AusIndustry State Offices in partnership with Commercialisation Australia Case Managers. AusIndustry State Offices are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Canberra.

   (d)   The number of staff allocated to Commercialisation Australia in 2011-12 is 54.6 ASL. In addition, there are 23 Case Managers, private sector contractors selected on the basis of their experience in commercialising innovation and growing start-up businesses, who deliver assistance and advice to participants. The Case Managers are funded from the administered allocation for the program.

(11) (a) AGP is not managed by the department. AGP is managed by CSIRO's Intellectual Property and Licensing (IPL) team. The associated costs are absorbed by the IPL team and as CSIRO does not classify expenses for this program as a discrete item, any calculation of costs incurred would need to be undertaken manually and it would not be cost effective to do this.

   (b) See 11(a).

   (c) The program is managed from the CSIRO Parkville office in Melbourne, however, CSIRO Commercialisation Managers are located in Sydney at North Ryde and Melbourne at Parkville, and CSIRO Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Managers are located in every state. All of these managers are involved in promoting and working with the SMEs.

   (d) Approximately 12 people, however they spend a small fraction of time specifically on the management of AGP. It is estimated that the actual amount of time spent on the AGP is approximately equivalent to 1.5 FTE.

(12) (a) and (b) The departmental administrative allocation for Venture Capital Limited Partnerships for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years are as follows (a breakdown of the expenditure is not available):

2011-12 $000

2012-13 $000

$100

$100

   (c)   10 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601.

   (d)   The number of staff allocated to Venture Capital Limited Partnerships in 2011-12 is 0.6 ASL.

(13) (a) The administrative cost for the Trade Measurement program for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years are as follows:

2011-12 $000

2012-13 $000

$21,353

$22,207

(b)   The expense is for general administrative staff and consists of:

Salary Expense

$11,984,000

Administration Expense

$4,490,000

Property Expense

$3,046,000

Overheads

$1,833,000

Total

$21,353,000

(c)   The Trade Measurement program is run from 29 sites across Australia, including Regional Offices in each capital city other than Canberra. The program's central administration is undertaken in Lindfield, NSW. All of NMI's locations are listed in the 2010-11 Department of Innovation Industry, Science and Research Annual Report.

(d)   Currently there are 106 staff (full time equivalents) for the Trade Measurement program.

(14) (a)   The Supplier Access to Major Projects (SAMP) program is administered by Industry Capability Network Limited (ICNL). The department manages funding agreements with ICNL in relation to the SAMP program. The department's administrative costs in administering SAMP is estimated as $101,367 for 2011-12. Budget allocations have not yet been made for 2012-13.

   (b)   

Staff costs

$86,367

Administrative costs

$15,000

Total

$101,367

   (c)   10 Binara Street, Canberra ACT 2601.

   (d)   0.9 ASL

(15) (a) The budget funded activities for the division of the National Measurement Institute (less Trade Measurement and NETS programs) are.

2011-12 $000

2012-13 $000

$22,865

$23,780

It should be noted that NMI charges for the measurement services it provides, in accordance with the Government's Cost Recovery Guidelines and competitive neutrality requirements.

   (b)   Breakdown for administrative expense:

Salary Expense

$14,376,000

Administration Expense

$4,372,000

Property Expense

$3,237,000

Overheads

$879,000

Total

$22,865,000

   (c)   The Measurement Services program is run from four locations:

Lindfield, NSW

Pymble, NSW

Port Melbourne, VIC

Kensington, WA

   (d)   Currently there are 170 staff (full time equivalents) for the budgeted funded activities in the division of National Measurement Institute (less Trade Measurement and NETS programs). In addition, contract staff (non-APS employees) are used to meet demand for measurement services. The number of contract staff will vary across the year. In August 2011, 17.8 contract staff worked on the program.

Attachment A

I&SBP Division Staffing Classification Summary

Actual Positions as of 17 October 2011

CLASSIFICATION

Industry Policy & Economic Analysis Branch

Small Business and Deregulation Branch

Food, Chemicals & Deregulation Projects Branch

Business Conditions Branch

Executive Branch

TOTAL

Operative Staff

SESB2

0

0

0

0

1

1

SESB1

1

1

1

1

0

4

EL2

6

5

3

3

1

18

EL1

16

13

6

7

2

44

APS6

6

1

4

6

2

19

APS5

0

3

1

0

3

7

APS4

0

0

0

0

2

2

GRADS

2

0

1

1

0

4

Total Operatives

31

23

16

18

11

99

Percentage Splits

31.31%

23.23%

16.16%

18.18%

11.11%

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave (operatives & inoperatives)

EL2

1

0

0

0

0

1

EL1

0

0

1

3

0

4

APS6

0

0

0

1

0

1

Total Leave

1

0

1

4

0

6

Percentage Splits

16.67%

0.00%

16.67%

66.67%

0.00%

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL STAFF

32

23

17

22

11

105

Percentage splits

30.5%

21.9%

16.2%

21.0%

10.5%

100.0%