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Wednesday, 21 August 1996
Page: 2871

(Question No. 117)


Senator Faulkner asked the Minister representing the Minister for Administrative Services, upon notice, on 1 July 1996:

How many ministerial staff does the Government currently employ and how many are employed under the Members of Parliaments (Staff) Act.


Senator Short —The Minister for Administrative Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

As at 30 June 1996 there were 230 staff employed by Ministers. All were employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984. This figure does not include electorate staff employed by Ministers.