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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 6056..


Economic Development Directorate—staff (Question No 1891)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 27 October 2011:

For each of (a) export development and investment attraction, (b) public private partnership facilitation, (c) education promotion, (d) innovation, (e) business and intergovernmental relations and (f) skilled migration, what are the (i) staff numbers, (ii) pay grades of staff, (iii) staff numbers with responsibility for policy development and (iv) staff numbers with responsibility for program delivery and management.

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

(1) (i) Your grouping of activities listed in points (a) to (f) seem to relate to programs delivered through the Business Development Branch (BDB) of the Economic Development Directorate. All BDB delivered programs which can be accessed at http://www.business.act.gov.au/doing_business_in_canberra.

(ii) As of the 27th of October, there were 26 Full Time Equivalent positions in the Business Development Branch. The mix of position classifications is 1 x Senior Officer Grade A; 3 x Senior Officer Grade B; 12 x Senior Officer Grade C; 4 x Administrative Service Officer Level 6; 4 x Administrative Service Officer Level 5; and 1 x Administrative Service Officer Level 4. There is one Senior Executive Service Officer at the 2.4 Level.

Pay levels for ACT Government appointed staff can be viewed at http://www.sharedservices.act.gov.au/docs/agreements/

(iii) In relation to the resourcing split between policy and program delivery functions, the Business Development Branch is primarily a business program delivery entity. However, most staff undertakes some policy development work, drawing on their knowledge of the business sector and their understanding of program delivery issues that have policy implications. There are two positions in the Branch which are purely administrative in nature. The Directorate has a separate Policy Branch.

Economic Development Directorate—programs (Question No 1892)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 27 October 2011:

(1) What programs and initiatives are currently being delivered by (a) export development, (b) investment attraction, (c) public private partnership facilitation, (d) education promotion, (e) innovation, (f) business and intergovernmental relations and (g) skilled migration.

(2)


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