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Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Page: 2980

Defence: Staffing

(Question No. 454)

Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 22 March 2011:

As at 31 December 2010, how many:

(a) full-time, permanent uniformed staff; and

(b) civilian staff, both part-time and full-time, were in each of the three service areas (i.e. Army, Navy, Air Force).

Senator Chris Evans: The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The number of uniformed and civilian staff in each of the three Services as at 31 December 2010 is detailed below. Numbers are for individuals, i.e. headcount.

(a) The numbers of full-time, permanent uniformed members within each Service, including Gap Year members and those Reserve members serving full-time were.

(i) Navy: 14,306;

(ii) Army: 30,414; and

(iii) Air Force: 14,729.

(b) The civilian numbers in each Service group were

(i) Navy: 867;

(ii) Army: 1,098; and

(iii) Air Force: 915.