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Glossary

Actual includes all permanent, temporary, full-time and part-time staff employed by the Department, at the level they are working at, on 30 June 1999.

Class E Airspace is, under the International Civil Aviation Organization classification, a combination of controlled and uncontrolled airspace, generally above 8500 feet. Aircraft operating under the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) require air traffic control airways clearance to operate in Class E Airspace and are provided with traffic information on other IFR/VFR aircraft operating in the same airspace. Aircraft operating under the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) do not require air traffic control clearance to operate in Class E Airspace and are not provided with traffic information on other IFR or VFR aircraft.

Class G Airspace is, under the International Civil Aviation Organization classification, an uncontrolled airspace with the lowest level of service and the fewest restrictions on aircraft operations.

EEO groups are staff included in the four target groups covered by EEO programs:

  • women;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • people with a disability; and
  • people of a non-English speaking background.

Full-time includes staff whose prescribed hours are 75 hours per fortnight.

Greenhouse effect occurs naturally where certain gases in the earth's atmosphere trap energy from the sun, leading to warming of the earth's surface. Human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels and land clearance, are increasing the concentration of these 'greenhouses gases' in the atmosphere, trapping more of the sun's warmth, creating the prospect of global climate change.

Inoperatives includes staff who are absent from duty (paid or otherwise) for a period of 12 weeks or more.

Internet is a seamless web of networks, computers, and databases that spans more than 200 countries, all of which use the Internet Protocol. It supports a variety of communications methods, including email, paging, telephone calls, facsimile, videoconferencing and collaborative computing.

Intranet is a private network of computers and databases that usually supports the same protocols and services as the public Internet, including email, news, and Web pages. The Intranet is used within the Department to convey information between staff.

Nominal (or substantive) includes all staff who permanently occupy a position by appointment, transfer or promotion.

Occupational groups are groups outlining the broad areas of employment of staff.

Operative includes staff who are on duty or on leave for less than 12 weeks.

Part-time includes staff whose prescribed hours are less than 75 hours per fortnight.

Permanent includes staff who are employed under Section 42 of the Public Service Act 1922.

Rollingstock is locomotives, passenger carriages and goods wagons comprising a train.

Temporary includes staff who are employed under Section 82 of the Public Service Act 1922. They are short-term (Section 82 AD) or fixed-term (Section 82 AE).