Staffing levels at the Department of Human Services have not decreased in 2014-15.
The department’s workforce increased by 117 – from 34,773 on 1 July 2014 to 34,890 on 30 June 2015.
The total number includes 31,094 ongoing and 3796 non-ongoing, as at 30 June 2015.
This statement was provided to media in response to questions about whether a decision had been made to privatise Australian Hearing, following the release of the Department of Human Services Annual Report 2014–15:
Continue reading 2 November 2015 – statement on Australian Hearing ‘available for sale’
The following statement was provided in response to questions about how casuals should be paid penalty rates:
Continue reading 1 November 2015 – statement on casual staff penalty rates