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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 628 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 August 2022 by Hon Peter Collier

Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 10 August 2022

BANKSIA HILL DETENTION CENTRE — STAFFING

628. Hon PETER COLLIER to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Corrective Services:

(1) What is the current approved full-time equivalent for principal officer, senior officer, prison officer, vocational support officer and other staff at Banksia Hill Detention Centre?

(2) What are the current vacancies for each of the approved FTE referred to in (1)?

(3) How many resignations have there been for each of the approved FTE referred to in (1) since 1 January 2022?

Hon MATTHEW SWINBOURN replied:

I thank the member for some notice of the question. The answer is contained in tabular form and I seek leave to have the response incorporated into Hansard.

[Leave granted for the following material to be incorporated.]

(1)–(3) Refer to table below:

Position/Rank

Approved FTE **

Substantive FTE

Vacancies

From 1/1 – 31/7/2021

New hires: Permanent

New hires: Fixed term

Resignations

Other*

54.0

44.6

-9.4

4

7

4 FTE / 4 employees

Principal Officer

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Senior Officer

18.0

12.4

-5.6

0

0

3.5 FTE / 4 officers

Unit Manager

22.0

17.2

-4.8

0

0

1 FTE / 1 officer

Prison Officer

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Vocational Support Officer

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Youth Custodial Officer

213.0

196.1

-16.9

39

0

23.6 FTE / 24 officers

TOTAL

307

270.3

-36.7

43

7

32.1 FTE / 33 officers

Note: Except for the Senior Officer, the positions requested don't exist under the Youth Custodial Agreement. The Youth Custodial Agreement provides for Senior Youth Custodial Officers, Unit Managers and Youth Custodial Officers.

* Does not include educational employees

** The approved staffing (FTE) level is for a population of 215 detainees. As of 10 August 2022 the current population is 87.