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Tuesday, 8 May 2018
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Australian Universities

(Question No. 896)


Mr Wilkie asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education and Training, in writing, on 05 February 2018:

(1) What total number of executive positions (those considered by a university to form part of its executive leadership team, including vice-chancellors, deputy vice-chancellors and pro-vice chancellors) existed in Australian universities in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 (c) 2008-09 (d) 2009-10 (e) 2010-11 (f) 2011-12 (g) 2012-13 (h) 2013-14 (i) 2014-15 (j) 2015-16 and (k) 2016-17.(2) What total sum was spent on remuneration for these executive positions in each of the above financial years.(3) Can the Minister provide other relevant data on university executive staffing and remuneration held by the government


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

(1) The government does not collect this information.

State governments have legislative control over universities and set the disclosure requirements for university Annual Reports. These vary from State to State but generally do include information on staffing, senior officers, council members and in one case Vice Chancellor remunerations as well as the need for financial reporting.

Universities prepare and publish audited General Purpose Financial Statements in compliance with Australian Accounting Standards, Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) Interpretations, Statements of Accounting Concepts, the Framework for Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements, Australian Government, State or Territory Legislative and regulatory requirements. Relevant disclosures in relation to the number of executive positions and the remuneration for these executive positions is published in the notes to the audited financial statements generally under Key Management Personnel Disclosures.

(2) Refer Question 1 above.

(3) The government does not hold data on university executive staffing and remuneration.

The Department of Education and Training had previously prepared the following drawn from university audited financial statements.

University

Highest Reported Remuneration range per Annual Return 2009/* VC remuneration (including any bonuses) disclosed 2009

Highest Reported Remuneration range per Annual Return 2015/* VC remuneration disclosed 2015

Charles Sturt University

$500,000 to $525,000 (shown as an additional disclosure)

$720,322*

Macquarie University

$810,000 to $819,999

$920,000 to $929,999

University of Newcastle

$680,000 to $689,999

$760,000 to $769,999

Southern Cross University

$420,000 to $434,999

$690,000 to $704,999

University of New England

$510,000 to $519,999 (2008) (Note 2009 $970,000 to $979,999

Includes termination payments)

$720,000 to $729,999

University of New South Wales

$800,000 to $809,999

$1,010,000 to $1,024,999

The University of Sydney

2009 not disclosed -

2010 - $925,679* (includes use of a residence)

$1,057,822* (includes use of a residence)

 

University of Technology, Sydney

$670,000 to $679,999

$720,000 to $729,999

University of Western Sydney

$690,000 to $700,000

$830,000 to $839,999

University of Wollongong

$760,000 to $769,999

$910,000 to $919,999

Federation University Australia

$510,000 to $519,999

$690,000 to $699,999

Deakin University

$770,000 to $779,999

$930,000 to $939,999

La Trobe University

$730,000 to $739,999

$850,000 to $860,000

The University of Melbourne

$830,000-$839,999

$1,110,000 to $1,119,999

Monash University

$750,000 to $759,999

$1,020,000 to $1,029,999

RMIT University

$680,000 to $689,999

$950,000 to $959,999

Swinburne University of Technology

$810,000 to $819,999

$880,000 to $889,999

Victoria University

$610,000 to $619,999

$690,000 to $699,999

Central Queensland University

$720,000 to 734,999 for 2008 (2009 includes retirement)

$588,000*

Griffith University

$625,000 to $639,999

$979,000*

James Cook University

$490,000 to $499,999

$951,000*

Queensland University of Technology

$700,000 to $709,999

$1,065,574*

University of the Sunshine Coast

$610,000 to 619,999

$726,000*

The University of Queensland

$980,000 to $989,999

$1,089,000*

University of Southern Queensland

$480,000 to $489,999

$614,000*

Curtin University of Technology

$620,001 to $630,000

$780,001 to $790,000

Edith Cowan University

$550,001 to $560,000

$600,001 to $610,000

Murdoch University

$790,001 - $800,000 for 2008 (Senate ) (2009 included prior unclaimed entitlements )

$700,001 to $710,000 (Senate )

The University of Notre Dame Australia

$600,000 to 629,999 - for 2012 (first available )

$770,000 to $779,999

The University of Western Australia

$680,000 to $689,999

$980,000 to $989,999

The University of Adelaide

$820,00 to $834,999

$980,000 to $989,999

The Flinders University of South Australia

$470,000 to $479,000

$1,195,000* - ($970,000 plus $225,000 on appointment) (for 2016 - $1,040,000 - $1,049,999)

University of South Australia

$580,000 to $589,999

$870,000 to $879,999

University of Tasmania

$500,000 to $509,999

$870,000 to $884,999

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

$280,000 to $289,999

$270,000 to $309,999

Charles Darwin University

$390,000 to $404,999

$570,000 to $584,999

The Australian National University

$1,045,000 to $1,060,000

$970,000 to $984,999

University of Canberra

$370,000 to $379,999

$800,000 to $809,999

Australian Catholic University

$690,000 to $699,999

$1,330,000 to $1,339,999