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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 9 December 2004 2004) . . Page.. 330 ..


Wages and Salaries

2000-01 $m (Actual)

2001-02 $m (Actual)

2002-03 $m (Actual)

2003-04 $m (Actual)

Whole-of-Government

674.5

704.4

752.3

860.7

Note: This does not include superannuation

The expected aggregate amount of public sector wages and salaries to be paid in 2004-05 is $912.2 million.

Employee expenses, of which wages and salaries are a major component, are expected to rise to $966.2 million (as reported in the 2004-05 Pre-Election Budget Update). This is an increase of $8.9 million from the amount reported in the 2004-05 Budget Papers of $957.3 million, indicating the impact of finalised wage negotiations and the amendment to Appropriation Bill 2004-05 for additional funding to the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support.

The amount of public sector wages and salaries (excluding superannuation) paid and payable on agency level are:

Wages and Salaries

2000-01 $m (Actual)

2001-02 $m (Actual)

2002-03 $m (Actual)

2003-04 $m (Actual)

2004-05 $m** (Budget)

ACT Health *

177.8

196.6

199.1

233.8

254.5

Department of Education and Training

201.2

209.7

221

249

236.9

Department of Urban Services

57.6

62.6

65.9

61.7

69.6

Chief Minister’s Department

12.6

15

16.1

19.8

20.9

* Note that for comparative purposes, historical results also include The Canberra Hospital and ACT Community Care.

** Note that the 2004-05 estimate does not incorporate the impact of recent AAOs, as these are yet to be finalised at the level of detail requested.


Police force—off duty speeding fines(Question No 22)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 7 December 2004:

Is there any leniency for off duty police officers who are caught speeding in escaping with no penalty from that offence;

If so, is the leniency shown any different to the average motorist who appeals a speeding fine;


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