Thursday, 28 June 2012
Questions on Notice
Climate Change (Question No, 1834)
The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:
(1) On a “full-time equivalent” (FTE) basis, based on the estimated proportion of staff time devoted to work on climate change issues, there were 5.2 FTE employees across the department in Canberra that regularly spent a significant and quantifiable proportion of their time on climate change issues, as at 31 March 2012. The breakdown by classification is as follows:
This estimate does not include DFAT staff overseas who work on climate change issues from time to time.
(2) The Department allocates budgets at the divisional level. There is no specific budget allocated to the Climate Change and Environment Section (CCE).
(3) On a “full-time equivalent” (FTE) basis, which takes account of part-time employees, UN Security Council Taskforce had 9.27 FTE employees as at 31 March 2012. The breakdown by classification is as follows: