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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Page: 183


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

(1)   As at 30 September 2008: (a) how many uniformed staff are there in each of the three service areas (i.e. army, navy and air force); and (b) how many civilian staff are there in each of the service areas.

(2)   In the period 1 April to 30 September 2008, how many uniformed personnel were recruited to each of the service areas.

(3)   In the period 1 April to 30 September 2008: (a) how many uniformed staff resigned from each of the service areas; and (b) how many civilian staff resigned from each of the service areas.

(4)   In the period 1 April to 30 September 2008, how many temporary civilian positions existed, or were created, in each of the service areas.

(5) (a)   Since 30 September 2008, how many civilian employees have been employed on contract; and (b) what is the average length of their employment period in each of the services areas.


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)  

(a)   12,723 permanent uniformed staff for the Navy, 26,439 permanent uniformed staff for the Army and 13,842 permanent uniformed staff for the Air Force.

(b)   917 civilian staff in the Navy, 1,067 civilian staff in the Army and 917 civilian staff in the Air Force.

(2)   830 for the Navy, 1,048 for the Army and 671 for the Air Force.

(3)  

(a)   775 from the Navy, 1,457 from the Army and 487 from the Air Force.

(b)   29 from the Navy, 28 from the Army, and 28 from the Air Force.

(4)   17 for the Navy, 50 for the Army and 59 for Air Force.

(5)  

(a)   5 for the Navy, 0 for the Army and 17 for the Air Force.

(b)   There is insufficient data available to determine the average length of employment contracts.