Foreword

Regional Australia makes a significant contribution to our national economy. The Australian Government is committed to supporting our regional economies to continue to grow and to ensure regional communities are safe, prosperous and sustainable over the long term.

Regional Australia has long been the engine room of the economy, with around $537.0 billion (31 per cent) of our annual GDP coming from regional Australia in 2016-17.

Our agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining industries—located across our diverse regions—make up 63 per cent of the value of Australia’s merchandise exports.

Over eight million people live, work and raise a family outside our capital cities, and this number is growing every day.

The Government is committed to investing in our regions, as the regions are central to Australia’s economy and future. Our Government aims to ensure people living in regional Australia benefit from our economic success by having the opportunity to get good jobs, to access high-quality health, education and communication services, and to live in vibrant regional communities.

Australia has experienced 27 consecutive years of economic growth. Over the last year, we have seen an increase of 320,400 in the number of people employed, 75,200 of which live in regional Australia.

The 2019-20 Budget includes more than 600 initiatives, including almost 200 new initiatives focused on creating jobs and supporting economic growth in Australia’s regions.

The Government is building a better tax system for Australian businesses, including those in regional Australia. The Government has legislated fast tracked tax relief for small and medium-sized businesses. The tax rate for small and medium-sized companies will be cut to 25 per cent by 2021-22. Similar timing applies to the increases in the unincorporated small business tax discount rate, which will increase to 16 per cent by 2021-22 (up to the cap of $1,000). This means small and medium-sized regional businesses will keep more of their own money—that is money they can invest back into their business, to create jobs, boost their productivity and grow.

The Australian Government’s Population Plan, Planning for Australia’s Future Population, sets out the population growth opportunities and challenges facing Australia and how the Government will address them.  The Plan includes a renewed commitment to supporting smaller cities and regional areas that want additional population growth. Over the long term, the Plan will manage our population growth and distribution as well as make our cities, regions, towns and communities even better places to live and work.

The Population Plan will support increased migration to regional Australia, through the introduction of two new regional visas.  The visas will require skilled workers to live and work in regional Australia for three years before being able to access permanent residence. 23,000 places in the migration program will be set aside for these regional visas. The Designated Area Migration Agreements Program is also being expanded to more regional areas, giving employers flexibility to supplement their workforce, as required, where Australian workers are not available.

The Population Plan introduces new tertiary scholarships to attract Australian and international students to study in regional Australia. Through the Destination Australia Program, up to 4,720 scholarships of up to $15,000 will be available to domestic and international students for four years. This will help ensure regions share the social, cultural and economic benefits of the $34.9 billion international education sector. Changes to the Temporary Graduate Visa will give international graduates of regional universities access to an additional year of work rights in Australia.

The Population Plan commits to better connecting regional centres to the largest capital cities with faster rail.  This is transformative for regional cities and supports capital cities by addressing congestion. The Government will invest $2.0 billion in faster rail from Melbourne to Geelong, as the first project to be delivered under the Plan.

A new National Faster Rail Agency will be established from 1 July 2019 to take this project forward.  The agency will also oversee the completion of fast rail business cases for Sydney to Newcastle, Melbourne to Greater Shepparton and Brisbane to the regions of Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast, which are due to be completed in mid-2019.  The Government will invest in additional business cases for priority fast rail corridors from Sydney to Wollongong, Sydney to Parkes (via Bathurst and Orange), Melbourne to Traralgon, Melbourne to Albury-Wodonga, and Brisbane to the Gold Coast.

The Population Plan confirms the Government’s intention to continue working closely with state and territory governments to match infrastructure delivery with local population needs. The Plan highlights the central role of City and Regional Deals, which enable the three levels of government to work together to manage population growth, support local economic development and respond to the unique needs of communities. To support Regional Deals, the government is providing $172.9 million to the Hinkler Regional Deal, $45.4 million to the Barkly Regional Deal and an initial $3.2 million to the Albury-Wodonga Regional Deal to respond to local priorities and drive productivity in each of these regions. Population management has been made a standing item on the COAG agenda.

We will continue to build the infrastructure the Australian economy needs to grow and thrive. The Government is investing over $100.0 billion over ten years from 2019-20 in transport infrastructure to meet our national freight challenge, improve safety on our roads, better connect our regions and get Australians home safer and sooner. This includes an increase in funding of around a third in the 2019-20 Budget, including $6.5 billion over four years from 2019-20.

The Government is increasing investment in key freight routes and vital national networks regional roads including $1.0 billion for the Princes Highway, and $400.0 million for the Newell Highway upgrades to ensure a safer and more efficient road network for all Australians. Major upgrades also continue to be delivered to the Pacific Highway in New South Wales, the Bruce Highway in Queensland, the North-South Corridor in South Australia and the Midland Highway in Tasmania. The Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance initiative has been increased to $4.5 billion for corridors across the nation.

Noting that about 64 per cent of road crash deaths occur in regional and remote areas, the Government is continuing to focus on significantly improving road safety on regional road networks and is investing in a number of road safety measures in order to reduce deaths and serious injuries. An additional $2.2 billion is being invested to improve road safety through a Local and State Government Road Safety Package. This investment will be supplemented by dedicated initiatives and programs designed to improve road safety in regional Australia. In addition, the Government is establishing a new Office of Road Safety to lead and coordinate efforts across the road safety sector, as well as the law enforcement and health sectors, and to deliver new innovations and road safety awareness education programs.

The Australian Government understands communities rely on safe and efficient air services for emergency and other essential service flights. The Government has announced a $100 million funding package over four years for essential works at regional airports to promote aviation safety and access for communities. This funding will help ensure regional airports meet the needs of communities and local industry now and into the future. 

We want more people—especially families and small businesses—moving to and staying in the regions, and better connectivity through airports is a vital part of that plan. No matter where you live, we want to connect country and coastal communities and get people home sooner and safer.

The Government’s investments in our regional communities build confidence, encourage private-sector investment and create jobs. That is why, in this Budget, the Australian Government has announced a further $200.0 million towards a fourth round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), and $22.7 million for a fifth round of the Stronger Communities Programme. This brings the total commitment for BBRF to $841.6 million from 2017-18 to 2022-23 and for the Stronger Communities Programme to $107.1 million between 2015-16 and 2019-20.  These increased investments are complemented by the roll-out of the $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund and the $222.3 million Regional Jobs and Investment Packages, which will unlock economic opportunities in our regions.

Investing in connectivity and new technologies is also important to keep our regions competitive and to maintain and grow the Australian economy. No matter where you live, access to quality communications services is essential to participating in modern society, to ensuring community safety and wellbeing, to connecting to markets and to reaping the benefits of the digital age. That is why the Government is investing in high-quality telecommunications infrastructure across the country. The National Broadband Network is now 92 per cent complete in regional Australia and by 2020 will provide over 2.7 million regional premises with fixed-line broadband, 600,000 premises with access to fixed wireless services and 400,000 premises with access to improved satellite services. The Government is also delivering 1,047 new base stations to better connect regional communities and businesses through the Mobile Black Spot Program. Continuing this track-record of significant investment in regional telecommunications, the Stronger Regional Digital Connectivity Package will inject an additional $220.0 million to deliver the connectivity regional, rural and remote Australians need to maximise the economic, social and public safety benefits for their communities. This investment includes $160.0 million for rounds 5 and 6 of the Mobile Black Spot Program, and $60.0 million for a new place-based Regional Connectivity Program.

The Australian Government is committed to a healthy environment, conserving our heritage and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Regional Australia will benefit from the new $2.0 billion Climate Solutions Fund, much of which is expected to support projects outside capital cities, building on the success of the Emissions Reduction Fund. The Government is also investing $137.5 million in a new Practical Environment Restoration package which will support local communities to look after their environment, including recovery and recycling of waste, protecting coasts and coastal waterways from erosion and pollution, and protecting species and their habitat. Through the Bureau of Meteorology, the Government is investing $77.2 million over 20 years to improve weather radar coverage in regional areas of Queensland and northern New South Wales, and $15.4 million over 21 years to establish a new radar at Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, to help farmers, communities and others better prepare and respond to weather events.

Reliable and affordable energy is of paramount importance across Australia, including in our regions. The Government is providing a $1.38 billion equity injection to support the delivery of the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project, $50.4 million for a grants program to fund feasibility studies for Micro-grids in regional and remote areas, $8.4 million to accelerate the exploration and development of the Beetaloo Sub-basin in the Northern Territory and $56.0 million to the Tasmanian Government to fast track feasibility assessments for the MarinusLink project, a second interconnector to the mainland. The Government is also investing $13.5m in the development of the Underwriting New Generation Initiative and a roadmap for realisable and affordable generation for industrial and commercial customers in north and central Queensland. These measures will assist in ensuring the affordability and stability of our electricity system.

The Australian Government’s $3.3 billion commitment to build the water infrastructure of the future is being realised through the $1.3 billion National Water Infrastructure Development Fund (Fund) and the $2.0 billion National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility (Loan Facility). Through these initiatives, the Australian Government will co‑invest with state and territory governments in the construction of water infrastructure that will provide secure and affordable water to support the growth of regional economies and communities across Australia.

On 12 March 2019, the Government established the North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority to support the delivery of key water infrastructure projects in North Queensland. The new Authority, will report directly to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, and be supported by an advisory board. The Authority has responsibility for providing strategic planning and coordination of Commonwealth resources to implement projects and to coordinate information sharing among relevant regulatory authorities necessary to implement water infrastructure projects.

The Government will provide farmers with new incentives for a range of projects to improve biodiversity on their properties through the $30.0 million pilot Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Program. The program will provide incentives for projects that boost biodiversity, such as maintaining or enhancing remnant forest, regeneration of gullies or waterways, or mixed species native tree plantings.  A further $4.0 million will go towards creating a recognised biodiversity certification scheme to help biodiversity-friendly farmers to achieve a premium for their products in both domestic and international markets. In combination with additional resourcing for trade initiatives included in the Budget, these programs will assist the agriculture sector achieve its goal of $100.0 billion in exports by 2030 to the benefit of regional Australians

The Government is also continuing to support jobs in the farming sector by investing a $29.4 million over four years in a further package of measures to continue to strengthen Australia’s agricultural export trade. This package includes $11.4 million to support the further development of an internationally competitive and profitable horticulture sector, $6.8 million for trade cooperation projects that break down technical barriers to trade for exports, $6.1 million to extend assistance for small exporters by a further four years and $5.1 million to work with industry and importing countries to minimise the impact  of barriers to the export trade.

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of Australians living in regional areas, including those seriously affected by natural disasters such as drought, floods and bushfires. The Government has responded to the need for assistance for communities and for farmers, providing support for a range of targeted programs such as the Drought Communities Support Program Extension and the Tackling Tough Times program.  $96.0 million was committed under the Drought Communities Support Extension from 2018-19 to 2019-20. Over 250 projects have been commissioned across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania to stimulate local economies and provide long lasting community benefits.

To date in 2019, the Government has provided on-the-ground support for people affected by the Far North Queensland floods, and the Tasmanian and Northern New South Wales bushfires. For example, the Government is introducing a new $1,000 payment to assist students from flood-affected areas in Far North Queensland.

In March 2019 the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency was established in the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio to provide strategic leadership and coordination of the Commonwealth’s recovery and reconstruction activities for the North Queensland agriculture industry and communities in those areas affected by the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough from 25 January—14 February 2019.

The Government is also supporting farmers in regional and remote areas through income support changes for farmers facing financial hardship who are forced to sell livestock.

The Department of Defence and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) provide significant contributions to regional Australia, with Defence staff and ADF personnel located across Australia.  The ADF also provides assistance, when required, to communities affected by natural disasters.  Recent examples of natural disasters where the ADF provided assistance include Tropical Cyclone Marcus in 2018 (causing significant damage in and around Darwin), bushfires in the Hunter Valley region in 2018, and the North Queensland flood crisis in 2019.

As well as investing in better infrastructure, the Government is working to improve services in regional Australia. A key theme in this year’s Budget is the commitment to enhancing access to employment, education and health services to people in regional and rural Australia.

Regional Australia will benefit from the Australian Government reform of mainstream employment services, which will get more job seekers into jobs and make it easier for employers to get the workers they need, when they need them. From July 2022, job-ready job seekers will largely self-service through a new digital platform and more resources will be invested in supporting those job seekers who need more help to find and maintain work. Regional Australia will play a large role in this reform, with key elements of the new model being piloted in Adelaide South in South Australia and Mid North Coast in New South Wales from July 2019.

From 1 July 2020, the Australian Government is investing $24.1 million in initiatives to increase the number of Australians taking up seasonal work opportunities, including in regional Australia. Additionally, the Seasonal Worker Programme Regional Workforce Pilot will be implemented in up to three selected regions with known agriculture workforce shortages. The Pilot will help smaller Australian farmers and growers to employ seasonal workers on their farms to meet harvest requirements.

Rural, regional and remote students will benefit from new measures aimed at improving young Australians’ participation in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM). The Government is providing $15.1 million over three years to expand  Questacon’s education and outreach activities to reach more young people in remote and regional communities.

The Strengthening Higher Education in Regional Australia initiative will bolster enrolments by funding additional study places at five regionally focused universities, providing an additional 1,955 scholarships to build on the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program, supporting a further additional 16 Regional Study Hubs and providing support for the development of a National Regional, Rural and Remote Higher Education Strategy.

The Prime Minister has announced $200.0 million will be provided as part of the Indigenous Youth Education Package. The package includes a range of initiatives that will give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, including those from regional and remote areas, additional support and mentoring to complete their secondary studies.

The Government is providing $36.4 million to help Indigenous students, mainly from remote areas, stay longer in boarding school. Family Tax Benefit is being extended to provide payment to families where an ABSTUDY student needs to live away from home to study, is aged 16-19 years and in full-time secondary study.

The Government is expanding and extending the Cashless Debit Card trial to include over 35,000 welfare recipients. Welfare recipients on Income Management in the Northern Territory and Cape York will transition to the Cashless Debit Card from January 2020, and the existing Cashless Debit Card trial sites will be extended to 30 June 2021.

The Government’s investments in health, aged care and sport continue to bridge the divide between city and country and offer major, on-the-ground benefits for Australians living in regional, rural and remote areas. This includes addressing local service gaps through new services, infrastructure projects and programs under our landmark Community Health and Hospitals Program, more headspace mental health centres, tackling pressing health and social issues such as drugs and family violence head-on,  and end-to-end training for highly skilled and trusted rural generalists to meet rural Australians’ critical health needs.

Senior Australians in our regions will share in ongoing improvements to accessibility, quality and safety in aged care. In sport, we are implementing Australia’s national sport plan—Sport 2030—to re-energise sport at all levels, from grassroots through to elite, in country and city, including more community-led sport and physical activity facilities—central to local communities in regional Australia.

The Australian Government is establishing the home of the Australian Space Agency in Adelaide, South Australia. The Government is providing a $19.5 million Space Infrastructure Fund for priority infrastructure projects to support the growing and emerging space sectors across the nation. The first of the Fund’s projects, announced as a part of the Adelaide City Deal, is $6.0 million to support the establishment of Space Mission Control facilities in South Australia. The second project will deliver $2 million for the design and development of space manufacturing infrastructure for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

Small and medium businesses in regional areas make a vital contribution to Australia’s economic prosperity. The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme will receive an additional $60.0 million over the period 2019-22 to assist current and aspiring small to medium-sized exporters to access free trade agreements and seek new offshore markets for their goods and services.

Investing in tourism infrastructure in regional areas supports job creation and allows towns’ economies to diversify. The National Tourism Icons Program will receive $50.0 million over four years to transform a number of existing tourist sites across Australia, including in regional areas, into flagship, iconic attractions. 

The Department of Defence’s contribution to regional Australia includes significant investments such as the United States Force Posture Initiative, which is investing approximately $2.0 billion to expand and upgrade Defence infrastructure and facilities in Northern Australia and the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative, through which the Singapore Government will invest approximately $2 .0 billion to purchase and develop military training areas in Central and North Queensland. In addition, the bulk of Defence training activities and major field exercises are conducted in regional areas across Australia.

An increased investment by the Government in the legal assistance package, the engagement of Dedicated Men’s Support Workers in all Family Advocacy and Support Services registry and circuit locations, and improved sharing of information between the federal family law system and state and territory based child protection and family violence systems, demonstrates the continuing commitment to keeping everyday Australians, families and communities safe, including those in regional and remote communities.

Our Government is committed to a practical, planned decentralisation agenda to support the growth of our regional areas and better connect government agencies with the communities and citizens that they serve. Closer proximity to rural and regional communities and stakeholders supports a greater understanding of the views, local needs and experiences of people living and working in the regions.

Since 2013, over 1700 positions have been established or relocated outside of Canberra, inner Sydney and inner Melbourne, including over 1000 positions relocated to regional Australia to support local employment and economic diversification in communities.   Approximately 14 per cent of the Australian Public Service (APS) staff are now located in regional Australia, up from 12 per cent in 2012.

Under the decentralisation agenda, all Australian Government departments and agencies have undertaken a thorough assessment of their functions to identify opportunities to locate appropriate functions and staff closer to communities and relieve the pressure on our capital cities.

Following this rigorous process, the Australian Government has announced 13 agencies will move 430 positions, as follows:

  • in this Budget, the Government has announced 191 positions will be established or moved, including:
    • 76 positions to be relocated within the Murray-Darling Basin Authority from Canberra to Griffith, Mildura, Murray Bridget and Goondiwindi;
    • 25 Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities positions will move to Orange;
    • Indigenous Business Australia will relocate 10 Canberra-based positions to IBA Regional Offices in Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales;
    • The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Indigenous Affairs Group will relocate 35 positions from Canberra to Broome, Coffs Harbour and Alice Springs;
    • New Comcare offices will be established in Darwin (20 positions) and Launceston (10 positions), including staff transferred from existing offices and new positions advertised in the local area; and
    • The Australian Financial Security Authority will move 15 Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne positions to Perth, Hobart and Brisbane.
  • 69 new and relocated positions with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority will be moved to regional areas, including a new regional headquarters in Coffs Harbour and a new office in Airlie Beach;
  • the Australian Law Reform Commission is relocating from Sydney to Brisbane (approximately 12 positions);
  • Aboriginal Hostels Limited will create up to 40 positions in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Thursday Island, Mount Isa, Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Perth, Kalgoorlie, South Hedland, Broome and Derby;
  • following creation of the new Australian Space Agency, it will establish its headquarters in Adelaide, relocating 20 positions; and
  • as outlined in the 2018-19 Budget, five agencies have or will move 98 positions to locations outside of Canberra, inner Sydney and inner Melbourne.

The Government continues to work with portfolio agencies to build on these achievements, encouraging agencies to reassess when leases expire and new agencies are created. Going forward, the Government’s continued commitment to identifying decentralisation opportunities is supported by improvements in digital connectivity, helping agencies to connect regardless of location.

As a further part of the Government’s decentralisation agenda, the Government is requiring portfolios to review and report on their regional staffing footprint annually in this Regional Ministerial Budget Statement. These reports can be found in the following chapters. A summary whole-of-government table is presented at the end of this Foreword.

The depth and range of measures in the 2019-20 Budget reflects this Government’s commitment to support sustainable regional communities where our children and grandchildren want to live, learn and work. It demonstrates the Government’s determination to maximise social and economic opportunities for all Australians.

The Honourable Michael McCormack MP
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

Senator the Honourable Bridget McKenzie
Minister for Regional Services
Minister for Sport
Minister for Local Government and Decentralisation

Location by agency, December 2018[1]

 LocationAll
ACTSydney CBDMelbourne CBDAll Other Capital CitiesAll other locations
NNNNNN
Agriculture and Water Resources 2292 15 64 2088 467 4926
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority 150 . . 23 14 187
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 146 . . . 55 201
- Murray Darling Basin Authority 285 . . 9 16 310
Attorney-General's 996 111 134 129 4 1374
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal 19 291 176 179 . 665
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity 39 16 . . . 55
- Australian Financial Security Authority 119 87 90 192 . 488
- Australian Human Rights Commission . 148 . . . 148
- Australian Law Reform Commission . 5 1 3 . 9
- Commonwealth Ombudsman 144 14 . 68 . 226
- Federal Court Statutory Agency 57 331 247 475 99 1209
- National Archives of Australia 272 57 8 46 . 383
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner . 94 . . . 94
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 63 140 88 97 11 399
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 27 . . . . 27
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel 103 . . . . 103
Communications and the Arts 508 43 16 11 5 583
- Australian Communications and Media Authority 128 120 162 17 . 427
- Australian National Maritime Museum . 132 . . . 132
- National Film and Sound Archive 147 18 6 . . 171
- National Library of Australia 414 . . . . 414
- National Museum of Australia 287 . . . . 287
- National Portrait Gallery 62 . . . . 62
- Old Parliament House 113 . . . . 113
- Screen Australia . 7 . . . 7
Defence 6555 608 1587 5418 2560 16728
- Defence Housing Australia 264 80 25 183 129 681
Education and Training 1587 49 45 106 7 1794
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 109 . . . . 109
- Australian Research Council 140 . . . . 140
- Australian Skills Quality Authority 16 40 69 77 1 203
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency . . 69 . . 69
Environment and Energy 1752 4 7 588 357 2708
- Bureau of Meteorology 83 120 943 430 71 1647
- Clean Energy Regulator 337 . . . . 337
- Climate Change Authority 10 . . . . 10
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 9 . . 1 243 253
Finance 1458 49 1 80 . 1588
- Australian Electoral Commission 327 578 402 847 11 2165
- Future Fund Management Agency . . 155 . . 155
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority 54 . . . . 54
Foreign Affairs and Trade 2610 69 8 122 934 3743
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research 56 . . . . 56
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission 229 170 53 51 76 579
Health 3694 218 159 405 55 4531
- Australian Aged Care Quality Agency . 1 13 251 5 270
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 7 79 . . . 86
- Australian Digital Health Agency 43 . . 4 . 47
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 355 . . 12 . 367
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency . . . 147 . 147
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority 310 . . 37 . 347
- Cancer Australia 10 56 9 . . 75
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand 92 . . 1 2 95
- National Blood Authority 57 . . . . 57
- National Health and Medical Research Council 173 . 11 . . 184
- National Health Funding Body 21 . . . . 21
- National Mental Health Commission 5 21 . . . 26
- Organ and Tissue Authority 22 . . . . 22
- Professional Services Review 22 . . . . 22
Home Affairs 6012 1833 1670 4221 555 14291
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission 404 136 105 158 . 803
- AUSTRAC 76 . 86 190 . 352
Human Services 4228 278 1190 15299 10650 31645
Industry, Innovation and Science 1451 66 186 498 55 2256
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Management Authority 3 . 1 120 . 124
Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities 897 . 2 21 25 945
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau 86 1 2 20 . 109
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency 7 5 . . . 12
- National Capital Authority 71 . . . . 71
Jobs and Small Business 1744 53 46 215 59 2117
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency 1 9 . . . 10
- Australian Building and Construction Commission 6 23 72 51 . 152
- Comcare 439 20 142 46 6 653
- Fair Work Commission 7 46 197 49 . 299
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman 45 214 281 219 59 818
- Safe Work Australia 94 . . . . 94
Prime Minister and Cabinet 1592 41 24 213 272 2142
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. 43 2 . 127 259 431
- Australian National Audit Office 347 . . . . 347
- Australian Public Service Commission 215 18 5 7 . 245
- Digital Transformation Agency 211 12 . . . 223
- Office of National Intelligence 220 . . . . 220
- Torres Strait Regional Authority . . . . 159 159
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency . 26 . . . 26
Social Services 1883 139 142 318 13 2495
- Australian Institute of Family Studies . . 97 . . 97
- National Disability Insurance Agency 97 62 27 1358 1564 3108
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission 13 69 . 19 . 101
Treasury 893 28 14 2 9 946
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 1148 177 343 703 337 2708
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 315 150 412 180 6 1063
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission 14 757 485 332 290 1878
- Australian Taxation Office 2663 1161 1799 11359 2347 19329
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation . 29 . . . 29
- Productivity Commission 50 . 110 . . 160
Veterans' Affairs 594 240 234 631 55 1754
- Australian War Memorial 325 . . . . 325
- IP AUSTRALIA 1057 . 62 . . 1119
- Geoscience Australia 604 . . 6 1 611
- Royal Australian Mint 250 . . . . 250
- Questacon 265 . . . . 265
- Commonwealth Grants Commission 27 . . . . 27
- Australian Office Of Financial Management 38 . . . . 38
All 55213 9366 12282 48459 21843 147163

[1] Table sourced from the Australian Public Service Commission’s Employment Database. Numbers in this table may differ slightly from numbers reported in individual agency chapters below, for technical reasons.

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