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Appendix 3: Workforce statistics

This appendix includes information about the department’s staff employed as at 30 June 2019 and 30 June 2020. Information includes numbers of employees by classification level, full-time and part-time status, gender and employee location as well as employment statistics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It includes information related to our employment arrangements, turnover, remuneration and other staff non-salary benefits.

The following four tables provide information on the total number of ongoing and non-employees by location of employment as at 30 June 2020 and 30 June 2019.

Ongoing employees by location 2019–20

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

NSW

33

3

36

65

16

81

0

0

0

117

Qld

13

1

14

37

3

40

0

0

0

54

SA

12

0

12

21

8

29

0

0

0

41

Tas

2

0

2

1

1

2

0

0

0

4

Vic

30

0

30

67

20

87

1

0

1

118

WA

9

0

9

15

10

25

0

0

0

34

ACT

422

33

455

694

229

923

0

0

0

1378

NT

0

0

0

3

0

3

0

0

0

3

Overseas

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

2

Total

522

37

559

904

287

1191

1

0

1

1751

Non-ongoing employees by location 2019–20

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

NSW

7

0

7

27

5

32

0

0

0

39

Qld

2

1

3

6

0

6

0

0

0

9

SA

7

0

7

27

8

35

0

0

0

42

Tas

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Vic

5

0

5

6

1

7

0

0

0

12

WA

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

ACT

25

6

31

60

17

77

0

0

0

108

NT

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Overseas

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

47

7

54

126

31

157

0

0

0

211

Ongoing employees by location 2018–19

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

NSW

26

2

28

45

19

64

0

0

0

92

Qld

12

2

14

27

2

29

0

0

0

43

SA

9

1

10

18

7

25

0

0

0

35

Tas

2

0

2

1

1

2

0

0

0

4

Vic

29

0

29

60

22

82

0

0

0

111

WA

9

0

9

14

10

24

0

0

0

33

ACT

268

24

292

481

163

644

0

0

0

936

NT

0

0

0

3

1

4

0

0

0

4

Overseas

2

0

2

1

0

1

0

0

0

3

Total

357

29

386

650

225

875

0

0

0

1261

Non-ongoing employees by location 2018–19

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

NSW

3

0

3

6

0

6

0

0

0

9

Qld

0

1

1

2

0

2

0

0

0

3

SA

8

0

8

37

7

44

0

0

0

52

Tas

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Vic

6

0

6

2

0

2

0

0

0

8

WA

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

ACT

15

2

17

41

12

54

0

0

0

71

NT

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

Overseas

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

32

3

35

90

19

110

0

0

0

145

The following four tables provide information on the total number of ongoing and non-employees employees by classification level as at 30 June 2020 and 30 June 2019.

Ongoing employees by classification 2019–20

Classification

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

SES Band 3

5

0

5

3

0

3

0

0

0

8

SES Band 2

22

2

24

12

0

12

0

0

0

36

SES Band 1

50

8

58

68

20

88

1

0

1

147

Executive Level 2

98

9

107

133

61

194

0

0

0

301

Executive Level 1

132

7

139

235

81

316

0

0

0

455

APS 6

102

3

105

167

75

242

0

0

0

347

APS 5

47

4

51

129

30

159

0

0

0

210

APS 4

45

3

48

103

16

119

0

0

0

167

APS 3

20

0

20

52

4

56

0

0

0

76

APS 2

1

0

1

2

0

2

0

0

0

3

APS 1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Other

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

522

37

559

904

287

1191

1

0

1

1751

Non-ongoing employees by classification 2019–20

Classification

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

SES Band 3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SES Band 2

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

2

SES Band 1

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

2

Executive Level 2

4

0

4

16

8

24

0

0

0

28

Executive Level 1

6

2

8

22

8

30

0

0

0

38

APS 6

11

0

11

19

3

22

0

0

0

33

APS 5

8

0

8

21

3

24

0

0

0

32

APS 4

9

4

13

34

8

42

0

0

0

55

APS 3

7

1

8

6

1

7

0

0

0

15

APS 2

0

0

0

6

0

6

0

0

0

6

APS 1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

47

7

54

126

31

157

0

0

0

211

Ongoing employees by classification 2018–19

Classification

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

SES Band 3

4

0

4

2

0

2

0

0

0

6

SES Band 2

19

2

21

9

0

9

0

0

0

30

SES Band 1

51

5

56

58

21

79

0

0

0

135

Executive Level 2

64

11

75

72

52

124

0

0

0

199

Executive Level 1

80

6

86

160

72

232

0

0

0

318

APS 6

63

3

66

131

42

173

0

0

0

239

APS 5

34

1

35

105

25

130

0

0

0

165

APS 4

23

0

23

75

9

84

0

0

0

107

APS 3

18

0

18

37

3

40

0

0

0

58

APS 2

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

2

APS 1

0

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

2

Other

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

357

29

386

650

225

875

0

0

0

1261

Non-ongoing employees by classification 2018–19

Classification

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Male

Full-time

Part-time

Total Female

Full-time

Part-time

Total Indeterminate

SES Band 3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SES Band 2

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

SES Band 1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Executive Level 2

5

0

5

7

2

9

0

0

0

14

Executive Level 1

3

1

4

11

8

19

0

0

0

23

APS 6

4

0

4

21

2

23

0

0

0

27

APS 5

5

1

6

20

2

22

0

0

0

28

APS 4

10

1

11

26

4

30

0

0

0

41

APS 3

3

0

3

5

0

5

0

0

0

8

APS 2

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

2

APS 1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

32

3

35

91

19

110

0

0

0

145

The following two tables provide information on the total number of employees by full and part-time employment status as at 30 June 2020 and 30 June 2019.

Employees by full-time and part-time status 2019–20

Classification

Ongoing

Non-Ongoing

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Ongoing

Full-time

Part-time

Total Non-Ongoing

SES 3

8

0

8

0

0

0

8

SES 2

34

2

36

2

0

2

38

SES 1

119

28

147

2

0

2

149

EL 2

231

70

301

20

8

28

329

EL 1

367

88

455

28

10

38

493

APS 6

269

78

347

30

3

33

380

APS 5

176

34

210

29

3

32

242

APS 4

148

19

167

43

12

55

222

APS 3

72

4

76

13

2

15

91

APS 2

3

0

3

6

0

6

9

APS 1

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

Other

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

1427

324

1751

173

38

211

1962

Employees by full-time and part-time status 2018–19

Classification

Ongoing

Non-Ongoing

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total Ongoing

Full-time

Part-time

Total Non-Ongoing

SES 3

6

0

6

0

0

0

6

SES 2

28

2

30

1

0

1

31

SES 1

109

26

135

1

0

1

136

EL 2

136

63

199

12

2

14

213

EL 1

240

78

318

14

9

23

341

APS 6

194

45

239

25

2

27

266

APS 5

139

26

165

25

3

28

193

APS 4

98

9

107

36

5

41

148

APS 3

55

3

58

8

0

8

66

APS 2

1

1

2

1

1

2

4

APS 1

1

1

2

0

0

0

2

Other

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

1007

254

1261

123

22

145

1406

The following two tables provide information on the total number of employees by location of employment as at 30 June 2020 and then 30 June 2019.

Employment type by location 2019–20

Location

Ongoing

Non-Ongoing

Total

NSW

117

39

156

Qld

54

9

63

SA

41

42

83

Tas

4

0

4

Vic

118

12

130

WA

34

1

35

ACT

1378

108

1486

NT

3

0

3

Overseas

2

0

2

Total

1751

211

1962

Employment type by location 2018–19

Location

Ongoing

Non-Ongoing

Total

NSW

92

9

101

Qld

43

3

46

SA

35

52

87

Tas

4

0

4

Vic

111

8

119

WA

33

1

34

ACT

936

71

1007

NT

4

1

5

Overseas

3

0

3

Total

1261

145

1406

The following table provides information on the total number of Indigenous employees as at 30 June 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Numbers of Indigenous employees 2018–19 and 2019–20

Employment

Total previous report period

2018–19

Total current report period

2019–20

Ongoing

17

15

Non-Ongoing

2

3

Total

19

18

Employee turnover

For 2019–20, our ongoing staff separation rate was 12 per cent. The rate includes all separations for ongoing employees and consists of terminations, redundancies, resignations and retirements. It does not include movement of ongoing employees to other agencies or machinery-of-government transfers.

Employment arrangements of SES and non-SES employees

The Public Service Act 1999 employment arrangements for the reporting period 2019–20 are provided in the following table.

Employment arrangements of SES and non-SES employees

Employment arrangements

SES

Non-SES

Total

Public Service Act 1999 s24(1) Collective Determination Non-AGS SES

68

n/a

68

Public Service Act 1999 s24(1) Collective Determination AGS SES

127

n/a

127

AGD Enterprise Agreement 2019* (ongoing and non-ongoing employees)

n/a

1,808

1,808

AGD Enterprise Agreement 2019* (casual employees)

n/a

55

55

Total

195

1,863

2,058

*The Attorney-General’s Department Enterprise Agreement 2019 came into effect 8 February 2020. Prior to this, non-SES employment arrangements were those provided for in the Attorney-General’s Department Enterprise Agreement 2016.

Employee remuneration

Salary ranges related to employment classification, consistent with the relevant enterprise agreement, are provided in the following table.

Employee salary ranges as at 30 June 2020 by classification level

Classification

Salary range under the Attorney-General’s Department Enterprise Agreement 2019 (employees other than AGS employees)*

Salary range under Schedule 2 of the Attorney-General’s Enterprise Agreement 2019 (AGS employees)

Salary ranges under Section 24(1) determinations

SES Band 3

n/a

n/a

$270,261 – $430,000

SES Band 2

n/a

n/a

$200,361 – $383,355

SES Band 1

n/a

n/a

$152,270 – $332,183

Executive Level 2

$125,312 - $203,954

$120,632 - $205,642

n/a

Executive Level 1

$102,989 - $142,728

$95,267 - $146,274

n/a

APS Level 6

$84,999 - $118,179

$77,032 - $129,880

n/a

APS 5

$74,743 - $82,743

$74,743 - $119,056

n/a

APS 4

$67,009 - $81,955

$67,009 - $83,234

n/a

APS 3

$60,125 - $66,964

$60,125 - $70,042

n/a

APS 2

$53,844 - $59,707

$53,844 - $66,050

n/a

APS 1

$47,577 - $52,580

$45,577 - $52 579

n/a

Cadet APS (practical training)

$46,644 - $51,549

n/a

n/a

Cadet APS (full-time study)

$25,449

n/a

n/a

Graduate APS

$59,681 - $61,170

$59,680 - $70,450

n/a

AGD Entry Level Programs Broadband

$53,844 - $74,743

$47,112 - $70,450

n/a

*The pay scale for employees other than employers of AGS Group includes salary rates for employees on maintained salary levels following movement from another agency and/or an Individual Flexibility Arrangement under the AGD Enterprise Agreement 2019. Usual salary rates appear at schedule 1 of the AGD Enterprise Agreement 2019.

Non-salary benefits

The AGS Group meets the costs of membership of professional associations for certain employees, particularly in respect of Practising Certificates where this supports the employee’s capacity to perform their required functions and duties.

All employees are eligible to participate in salary sacrifice arrangements for non-salary benefits such as novated car lease vehicles and additional employer superannuation.

SES remuneration

Remuneration for our SES employees is established through collective and individual determinations made under subsection 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999. The two collective determinations in place cover SES employees in AGS Group and SES employees in the department's policy groups and Enabling Services Group, respectively. Two SES employees are also covered by an individual subsection 24(1) determination, which operates in conjunction with the relevant collective determination. These individual determinations take account of circumstances particular to the employment of the individual employees.

Salary levels for SES employees are generally set at rates within a salary band applicable to each SES classification. At 30 June 2020, there were 195 SES employees covered by the collective section 24(1) determinations.

Disclosure of executive remuneration policies and practices

The Secretary sets and maintains executive remuneration including for SES within the AGS Group. The Secretary’s remuneration is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal (Departmental Secretaries – Classification Structure and Terms and Conditions) Determination 2020.

The Secretary has established an SES Remuneration Policy for SES employees of policy groups and Enabling Services Group. For SES employed in AGS Group, governance arrangements are principally managed through the AGS Remuneration Committee chaired by the Australian Government Solicitor.

SES remuneration arrangements are managed in accordance with the APS Executive Remuneration Management policy and the Workplace Bargaining Policy 2018.

Information about remuneration for key management personnel

Short-term benefits

Post-employment benefits

Other long-term benefits

Termination benefits

Total remuneration

Name

Position title

Base salary

Bonuses

Other benefits and allowances

Superannuation contributions

Long service leave

Other long-term benefits

Chris Moraitis

Secretary

711,489

0

27,466

101,833

25,380

0

0

866,168

Michael Kingston

Australian Government Solicitor

406,068

0

64,680

25,566

2,778

0

0

499,092

Iain Anderson

Deputy Secretary

379,331

0

0

68,666

13,959

0

0

461,956

Sarah Chidgey

Deputy Secretary

392,578

0

0

68,783

(3,339)

0

0

458,022

Martin Hehir

Deputy Secretary

349,369

0

0

65,677

12,142

0

0

427,188

Helen Daniels

Chief Operating Officer, AGD

278,634

0

0

48,447

9,182

0

0

336,263

Louise Vardanega

Chief Operating Officer, AGS

333,532

0

50,323

67,280

65,450

0

0

516,585

Totals

2,851,001

0

142,469

446,252

125,552

0

0

3,565,274

Information about remuneration for senior executives

Short-term benefits

Post-employment benefits

Other long-term benefits

Termination benefits

Total remuneration

Remuneration Band

Number of Senior Executives *

Average base salary

Average bonuses

Average other benefits and allowances

Average superannuation contributions

Average long service leave

Average other long-term benefits

Average termination benefits

Average total remuneration

$0 - $225,000

74

116,212

3,597

2,569

18,348

1,176

-

-

141,975

$225,001 - $245,000

21

184,635

7,474

5,847

31,942

5,325

-

-

235,245

$245,001 - $270,000

36

208,653

4,813

3,032

34,539

7,780

-

-

258,817

$270,001 - $295,000

18

216,100

12,594

9,143

35,746

9,863

-

-

283,446

$295,001 - $320,000

14

230,212

17,552

11,774

37,312

10,132

-

-

306,982

$320,001 - $345,000

25

251,461

9,291

13,744

44,134

12,822

-

-

331,452

$345,001 - $370,000

10

271,473

13,831

14,019

46,098

15,775

-

-

361,196

$370,001 - $395,000

5

293,578

14,985

12,742

41,219

14,452

-

-

376,976

$395,001 - $420,000

5

298,290

15,617

20,728

55,401

16,027

-

-

406,063

$445,001 - $470,000

4

316,762

41,107

30,400

49,649

22,178

-

460,096

$495,001 - $520,000

1

295,512

-

173,767

24,361

4,375

-

-

498,015

$545,001 - $570,000

1

413,869

46,214

-

74,505

13,885

-

-

548,473

$570,001 - $595,000

1

361,765

30,000

45,602

69,011

80,612

-

-

586,990

* Total numbers for this report include:

  Senior executive employees who left the department during 2019–20.

  Executive Level 2 employees who acted in Senior Executive roles for a continuous period greater than three months during 2019–20.

Information about remuneration for other highly paid staff

Short-term benefits

Post-employment benefits

Other long-term benefits

Termination benefits

Total remuneration

Remuneration Band

Number of highly paid staff

Average base salary

Average bonuses

Average total other benefits and allowances**

Average superannuation contributions

Average long service leave

Average other long-term benefits

Average termination benefits

Average total remuneration

$320,001 - $345,000

1

195,084

-

131,249

15,730

-

-

-

342,063

$445,001 - $470,000

1

262,731

-

152,979

38,697

1,914

-

-

456,321

$820,001 - $845,000*

1

765,727

-

34,390

21,722

12,805

-

-

834,644

*Includes renumeration for the Solicitor-General.

** Two Executive Level 2 employees received overseas allowance in 2019–20 while posted by the department.