Thursday, 28 June 2012
Questions on Notice
Climate Change (Question No, 1834)
asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 9 May 2012:
(2) What is the 2011-12 budget allocation for the Climate Change and Environment Section within the department.
(3) How many staff currently work in the United Nations Security Council task force, broken down by APS and SES classification.
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.
(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: