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Tuesday, 19 August 1980
Page: 449

Mr Jull asked the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 21 May 1980:

In relation to each Commonwealth Department, (a) how many persons were employed and (b) what were the staff ceilings, on (i) 30 April 1979 and (ii) 30 April 1980.

Mr MacKellar - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The following information has been provided by the Public Service Board. It covers full-time staff (both operative and inoperative) and ceilings set in the Public Service Act area: 30 April 1979 30 April 1980


Aboriginal Affairs.....

Administrative Services . . . Australian Electoral Office . . Australian Federal Police (4)


Security Appeals Tribunal (4) Family Court of Australia . . Federal Court and A AT/ ARC

High Court (4)......

Human Rights Commission

(3)   (4)........

Commonwealth Legal Aid


Office of Parliamentary Counsel Business and Consumer Affairs

Total Staff(2) Operative Inoperative Total Staff(2) 30Aprill979 30Aprill980


(   1 ) Inoperative staff are staff on leave for 1 2 or more weeks. They are not included in staff ceilings.

(2)   Staff ceilings determined by the Government are expressed in terms of the number of operative staff employed at the end of each financial year. The figures shown in the staff ceiling columns above are the full-time operative ceilings in force at 30 April in the respective years. The ceilings represent the staffing levels required to be achieved at 30 June in the same year.

(3)   Identified as a separate component within the Attorney-General's Department pending establishment of the Commission.

(4)   Separate ceilings were not set for these organisations for 30 June 1 979.

(5)   The Broadcasting Information Office is expected to transfer from the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal to the Postal and Telecommunications Department before 30 June 1980.

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