Number of Ministerial Staff in Australia – 2016

Numbers of Ministerial staff drawn from the most recent, most authoritative source publicly available

Commonwealth: 425 (As at 1 April 2016 – Tabled Schedule at Finance Estimates)

Number in Prime Minister’s Office – 53; Deputy Prime Minister – 19

New South Wales: 204.9 (As at 30 June 2016) 

Number in Premier’s Office – 27.9; Deputy Premier’s Office – 13.

Victoria: 258 (As reported by the Herald Sun, based on an FOI application, at 3 December 2015)

Number in Premier’s Office: “One in five of the 236 ministerial staff and 22 ministerial drivers works directly for Daniel Andrews.”

Queensland: 203 Positions as at 31 March 2016

Number in Premier’s Office – 35; Deputy Premier’s Office -16

South Australia: 99.4 FTE (As at 12 November 2015)

Number in Premier’s Office – 40; Deputy Premier’s Office – 5

The South Australian numbers might be treated with some scepticism given media reports of FOI applications revealing 284 staff in 2015)

Western Australia: 216.5 (As at 21 April 2016)

Number in Premier’s Office – 24.5; Deputy Premier’s Office – 14

Tasmania: 80.8 (As at 1 March 2016)

Number in Premier’s Office 12.8; Deputy Premier’s Office 8.2

Australian Capital Territory: 54 (in 2015-16)

Northern Territory: 78.34 FTE as at 26 March 2014

Total Reported Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministerial Staffers (As at 30 June 2016 or the nearest reporting date for the respective jurisdiction): 1614.94 (1194.94 in the states and territories)

 

 

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