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Question Without Notice No. 1205 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 November 2018 by Hon Colin Holt

Minister responding: Hon P. Papalia
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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RACING AND WAGERING WESTERN AUSTRALIA — REDUNDANCIES

1205. Hon COLIN HOLT to the minister representing the Minister for Racing and Gaming:

I refer to redundancies in Racing and Wagering Western Australia.

(1) Please provide the total number of redundancies from RWWA for the financial years 2016–17, 2017–18 and the financial year to date.

(2) Please provide a breakdown of the areas or departments in which each redundancy has occurred for the financial years 2016–17, 2017–18 and the financial year to date.

(3) What is the total cost of employee payouts for the financial years 2016–17, 2017–18 and the financial year to date?

(4) Please list the title of each position made redundant for the financial years 2016–17, 2017–18 and the financial year to date.

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. The Minister for Racing and Gaming has provided the following information.

(1) In 2016–17, there was nil. In 2017–18, there were two. In 2018–19, there are 21 proposed redundancies.

(2) For 2016–17, it is not applicable. In 2017–18, in the information services division there were two. In 2018–19, in the finance and business services division there were five; in the human resources division, there was one; in the racing division, there were two; in the racing integrity division, there were two; in the wagering division, there were two; and in the information services division, there were nine.

(3) For 2016–17, it is not applicable. In 2017–18, the costs were $212 366 for redundancies and $67 985 for notice periods paid out. In 2018–19, there are no payouts to date as the redundancies are proposed.

(4) For 2016–17, it is not applicable. In 2017–18, the positions are manager, governance transformation and strategy; and manager, software delivery. In 2018–19, the positions are manager, finance operations; senior financial analyst; manager, racing finance; senior racing officer; procurement administrator; occupational safety and health adviser; manager, corporate communications; handicapper—harness; test analysts—manual, five; wagering admin coordinator; senior analyst programmer; senior betting supervisor; stewards secretary; business analyst; senior application support programmer; campaign coordinator; and enterprise architect.