Australian Government, 2012‑13 Budget
Budget

Statement 6: Expenses and Net Capital Investment (Continued)

Appendix C: Additional Agency Statistics (Continued)

Table C5: Estimates of average staffing level (ASL) of agencies in
the Australian Government general government sector(a)

Table C5: Estimates of average staffing level (ASL) of agencies in the Australian Government general government sector

Table C5: Estimates of average staffing level (ASL) of agencies in
the Australian Government general government sector(a) (continued)

Table C5: Estimates of average staffing level (ASL) of agencies in the Australian Government general government sector

Table C5: Estimates of average staffing level (ASL) of agencies in
the Australian Government general government sector(a) (continued)

Table C5: Estimates of average staffing level (ASL) of agencies in the Australian Government general government sector

Table C5: Estimates of average staffing level (ASL) of agencies in
the Australian Government general government sector(a) (continued)

Table C5: Estimates of average staffing level (ASL) of agencies in the Australian Government general government sector

Table C5: Estimates of average staffing level (ASL) of agencies in
the Australian Government general government sector(a) (continued)

Table C5: Estimates of average staffing level (ASL) of agencies in the Australian Government general government sector

* Any discrepancies in totals are due to rounding of partial ASL

(a) This table includes estimates of ASL provided by general government sector agencies. ASL figures reflect the average number of employees receiving salary or wages over the financial year, with adjustments for casual and part time staff, to show the full‑time equivalent. This also includes non‑uniformed staff and overseas personnel.

(b) The decrease in ASL for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service reflects the impact of internal restructuring decisions in relation to the agency's 2012‑13 Enterprise Agreement and reductions in staffing driven by the savings measures: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service — Increased use of SmartGate capability and Illegal Foreign Fishing in Northern Waters — efficiencies.

(c) The functions of the National Native Title Tribunal will be placed in the Federal Court of Australia as part of the Court Efficiency measures.

(d) The Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency will commence on 1 July 2012.

(e) The ASL for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency is projected to reduce in 2012‑13 by 344 primarily due to the ending of a range of administered programs, including the Home Insulation Program and the Solar Hot Water Rebate Program.

(f) The Climate Change Authority will commence operations on 1 July 2012.

(g) The Clean Energy Regulator commenced operations on 2 April 2012 and therefore the estimated ASL for 2011‑12 is only for a 3 month period. The ASL is expected to increase in 2012‑13 as the Regulator reaches its full complement of staffing.

(h) The projected decrease in ASL of 1,145 for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) largely reflects the transfer of the tertiary education functions to the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) during 2011‑12, as well as some internal changes. Increases in ASL of 729 for DIISRTE largely reflects the transfer of the tertiary education functions.

(i) On 1 June 2012, the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC) was abolished and a new agency, the Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate (FWBII), was created in its place. Although the FWBII was operational with staff for a short period in 2011‑12 the ASL count is shown against ABCC.

(j) 2011‑12 was the first year of operation for the Australian Skills Quality Authority, with regulatory functions being transferred from the states and territories at different times across the financial year.

(k) The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency is a new agency established on 29 July 2011 and is expecting to achieve its full ongoing staffing profile in 2012‑13.

(l) The decrease in ASL for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet between 2011‑12 and 2012‑13 largely reflects the completion of the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and the transfer of the arts and sport functions to the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (DRALGAS). Increases in 91 ASL for DRALGAS largely reflect the transfer of the arts and sports functions.

(m) The Australian Renewable Energy Agency will be established on 1 July 2012, with most departmental support functions being provided by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.

(n) The decrease in ASL for the Australian Bureau of Statistics is predominately due to the completion of the 2011 Census of Population and Housing, reflecting the end of non‑ongoing staff retained to perform the Census.

(o) The projected decrease of 1,039 ASL in 2012‑13 represents the impact on the Australian Taxation Office of internal restructuring decisions and the implementation of further departmental efficiencies, offset by some ASL increases in new policy funding for 2012‑13.

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