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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Page: 3586


Mr Ciobo asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, in writing, on 26 February 2009:

In respect of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and the Arts funded:

(a)   National Portrait Gallery,

(b)   Australian National Maritime Museum,

(c)   National Gallery of Australia,

(d)   National Museum of Australia,

(e)   Bundanon Trust,

(f)   National Film and Sound Archive, and

(g)   Artbank:

(i)  

   how many staff are employed at each institution;

(ii)  

   during the 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 financial years, what amount of funding has been allocated for salaries and wages of staff at each institution; and

(iii)  

   since his appointment as the Minister, has he visited the offices or auxiliary facilities of any of these institutions, if so, which ones and when.


Mr Garrett (Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(a)   National Portrait Gallery

(i)  

   As at 26 February 2009, 57 staff were employed (includes part time, non-ongoing and casual staff).

(ii)  

  

 

 

2008-09 $’000

2009-10 $’000

2010-11 $’000

Wages and Salaries

2,500

Anticipated to be similar to 2008-09 but will be subject to annual internal budget process

Anticipated to be similar to 2008-09 but will be subject to annual internal budget process

On costs

2,300

TOTAL

4,800

Note: final allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are subject to annual internal budget review.

(iii)  

   The Minister visited the National Portrait Gallery on:

  • 18 April 2008 (when it operated from Old Parliament House)
  • 22 May 2008 (construction site visit)
  • 9 October 2008
  • 3 December 2008, and
  • 4 December 2008

Note: The Minister also attended a DFAT function held at the National Portrait Gallery on 9 February 2009.

(b)   Australian National Maritime Museum

(i)  

   The Australian National Maritime Museum employed 121 staff as at 26 February 2009, including all full and part time, ongoing and non-ongoing staff whether ‘active’ or on approved leave.

(ii)  

  

 

 

2008-09 $’000

2009-10 $’000

2010-11 $’000

Wages and Salaries

7,535

7,836

8,150

On costs

1,100

1,100

1,001

TOTAL

8,635

8,936

9,151

Note: final allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are subject to annual internal budget review.

(iii)  

   The Minister has visited the Museum on three occasions:

  • 21 May 2008
  • 13 December 2008, and
  • 15 January 2009.

(c)   National Gallery of Australia

(i)  

   National Gallery of Australia employs 258 people.

(ii)  

  

 

 

2008-09 $’000

2009-10 $’000

2010-11 $’000

Wages and Salaries

13,526

14,178

14,989

On costs

4937

5219

5585

TOTAL

18,463

19,397

20,574

Note: final allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are subject to annual internal budget review.

(iii)  

   The Minister has visited the Gallery on four occasions for the following official functions:

  • The opening of Australian Surrealism on 27 February 2008
  • The 2020 Summit Dinner on 19 April 2008
  • Senators’ and MPs’ viewing of Turner to Monet on 4 June 2008, and
  • Senators’ and MPs’ viewing of Degas on 4 February 2009.

The Gallery is aware the Minister has also attended Gallery premises for other functions unrelated to Gallery business.

(d)   National Museum of Australia

(i)  

   The National Museum of Australia employs 285 people.

(ii)  

  

 

 

2008-09 $’000

2009-10 $’000

2010-11 $’000

Wages and Salaries

15,654

16,325

16,989

On Costs

5115

5343

5628

TOTAL

20,769

21,668

22,617

Note: final allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are subject to annual internal budget review.

(iii)  

   The Minister has visited the Museum on three occasions:

  • 21 August 2008 to open the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition
  • 1 December 2008 to open the Behind the Lines Cartoon exhibition, and
  • 29 January 2009 to open the redeveloped Australian Journeys gallery.

(e)   Bundanon Trust

(i)  

   The Bundanon Trust employs a full time equivalent of 18.24 people.

(ii)  

  

 

 

2008-09 $’000

2009-10 $’000

2010-11 $’000

Wages and Salaries

991

1,046

1,076

On Costs

106

115

118

TOTAL

1,097

1,161

1,194

Note: final allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are subject to annual internal budget review.

(iii)  

   The Minister visited the Bundanon Trust on 13 February 2009.

(f)   National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)

(i)  

   As at 27 February 2009, the NFSA employed 217 staff.

(ii)  

  

 

 

2008-09 $’000

2009-10 $’000

2010-11 $’000

Wages and Salaries

11,546

11,661

11,707

On Costs

3711

3500

3534

TOTAL

15,257

15,161

15,241

Note: final allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are subject to annual internal budget review.

(iii)  

   The Minister visited the NFSA’s headquarters in Canberra on 20 February 2008 and 18 June 2008 and the NFSA’s Sydney office on 30 October 2008.

(g)   Artbank

(i)  

   17 staff (16.25 Full time equivalent)

(ii)  

  

 

  

2008-09 $’000

2009-10 $’000

2010-11 $’000

Salaries

1,088

1,131

1,176

On Costs

163

170

177

TOTAL

1,251

1,301

1,353

Note: Artbank’s operating costs are self funded. Staff salaries are funded from revenue generated. Final allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are subject to annual internal budget review.

(iii)  

   The Minister has not visited Artbank since being appointed as Minister.