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Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Page: 938


Senator Johnston asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 11 January 2010:

As at 30 September 2009:

(a)   how many uniformed staff were there in each of the three service areas (i.e. army, navy and air force); and

(b)   how many civilian staff were there in each of the service areas.


Senator Faulkner (Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(a)   Navy - 13,178 Permanent, 540 Continuous Full Time Service Reserves, 4,356 Active Reserves, 203 Gap Year, Total 18,277; Army - 28,112 Permanent, 790 Continuous Full Time Service Reserves, 16,154 Active Reserves, 246 Gap Year, Total 45,302; and Air Force - 14,329 Permanent, 178 Continuous Full Time Service Reserves, 3,495 Active Reserves, 101 Gap Year, Total 18,103.

(b)   Navy - 882 Army - 1,087 Air Force - 926 Note: These figures include non-ongoing and part-time employees.