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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 2033..


Commonwealth government—employees

(Question No 740)

Mr Smyth asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 23 March 2010:

(1) What was the (a) total number of employed people in the ACT and (b) number of people who were employed in the ACT by the Commonwealth Government for each of the past 25 years including 2008-09.

(2) How many people were employed by the ACT Government for each year since self government was implemented in the ACT including 2008-09.

(3) What were the sources for the data for each of the categories of employment referred to in parts (1) and (2).

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) The information is publicly available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website. Link:

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0

(b) Information for recent years is publicly available from the Australian Public Service Commission's State of the Service Reports. Link:

http://www.apsc.gov.au/stateoftheservice/

(2) The number of people employed by the ACT Government for each year since self-government (including 2008-09) can be found in the ACT Government Workforce Statistical Report from 1989-1999*, the State of the Service Report from 2000-2005 and the Workforce Profile from 2005-2009.


These reports can be found in the ACT Government & Assembly Library.

(3) Parts (1) and (2): as above.

* From 1989 - 1994, the figures in the ACT Government Workforce Statistical Report included all employees on the payroll (ie paid and unpaid). From July 1994, the methodology was changed to include paid employees only which is a more accurate and consistent way of reporting.

Capital works—expenditure

(Question No 741)

Mr Smyth asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 23 March 2010:

(1) In relation to Appendix 2 in the 2009-10 Budget Review on Re-Profiled Capital Works Projects, what are the reasons for the changed patterns of proposed spending on the capital works projects of (a) Kings Highway Upgrade, (b) Roads to Recovery Program, (c) Upgrade of Airport Roads, (d) North-South Arterial Road for Molonglo Suburbs, (e) North Weston Pond and Bridge, (f) Cohen Street Extension, (g) Establishment of Regional Community Facilities and Neighbourhood Halls, (h) Belconnen Enhanced Community Health Centre, (i) Secure Adult Mental Health Unit, (j) Women and Children Hospital, (k) New Forensic Medical Centre and (l) New Belconnen Police Station.


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