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How many ACT public servants are there?

By las 5 September 2011 46

Just wondering if anyone had accurate figures on how many ACT public servants there are?

I heard a rumour of 18,000?????

That’s 1/20th of the population involved in administering the population if its accurate.  That sounds super crazy to me, any ideas people of the interwebs?

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Jethro 6:53 pm 12 Sep 11

sehmahare said :

Look – as a Cwlth pube, I’m the first to ridicule my kind as often the stereotype fits the bill. HOWEVER, please do not draw a division between ‘real workers’ like teachers, nurses etc and ‘desk workers’ as if no work of importance was ever done slaving over a computer. It’s the way of the world we live in, so this label is getting a bit old hat.

I never classified people such as nurses, teachers, police, etc as ‘real’ workers, simply stated that they work under more stressful conditions for less pay, which is the truth.

My wife is a ‘desk worker’ and, despite less years on the job and a much less stressful job, earns a significantly higher wage than me.

sehmahare 4:03 pm 12 Sep 11

Look – as a Cwlth pube, I’m the first to ridicule my kind as often the stereotype fits the bill. HOWEVER, please do not draw a division between ‘real workers’ like teachers, nurses etc and ‘desk workers’ as if no work of importance was ever done slaving over a computer. It’s the way of the world we live in, so this label is getting a bit old hat.

creative_canberran 11:44 pm 06 Sep 11

chewy14 said :

KB1971 said :

chewy14 said :

KB1971 said :

I’m pretty sure your gas, water and electricity isn’t provided by public servants. As for the 5% figure, without comparisons It’s pretty much useless.

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It is in part, ACTEW and AGL area combined entity so there is still a government owned component.

Partly owned by government but they aren’t classified as public servants.

Some are & some are not, depends on what area you work in 😉

Well they aren’t listed in the link to the ACT public sector review provided earlier.
I thought ACTEW was a government owned corporation and ACTEWAGL was fully private but half owned by the government through ACTEW?
If that’s the case, then none of them would be classified as public servants.

My comment begins here, quote function isn’t working:

As I’ve said before, simple way to determine is whether or not employment is under the Public Service Act or similar instrument.

Now regarding ACTEW, it’s staff ceased to be part of the public service in 1994 when ACTEW was corporatised.

The Australian Capital Territory Government Service (Consequential Provisions) Amendment Bill 1996 however was passed to allow ACTEW employees to retain the right to selection on merit for APS positions.

“ACTEWAGL” is actually the umbrella for two partnerships, with ACTEW holding a 50% share in each:
Retail: ACTEW + AGL
Distribution: Jemena + ACTEW

LegalNut 11:14 pm 06 Sep 11

Holden Caulfield said :

LegalNut said :

The APS is not a fair comparison…

Quite.

Try reading the first sentence of the OP again.

I did. I was responding to several commenters who raised questions about the relative size of the APS as compared to the ACTPS.

chewy14 12:01 pm 06 Sep 11

KB1971 said :

chewy14 said :

KB1971 said :

I’m pretty sure your gas, water and electricity isn’t provided by public servants. As for the 5% figure, without comparisons It’s pretty much useless.

.
It is in part, ACTEW and AGL area combined entity so there is still a government owned component.

Partly owned by government but they aren’t classified as public servants.

Some are & some are not, depends on what area you work in 😉

Well they aren’t listed in the link to the ACT public sector review provided earlier.
I thought ACTEW was a government owned corporation and ACTEWAGL was fully private but half owned by the government through ACTEW?
If that’s the case, then none of them would be classified as public servants.

KB1971 11:31 am 06 Sep 11

chewy14 said :

KB1971 said :

I’m pretty sure your gas, water and electricity isn’t provided by public servants. As for the 5% figure, without comparisons It’s pretty much useless.

.
It is in part, ACTEW and AGL area combined entity so there is still a government owned component.

Partly owned by government but they aren’t classified as public servants.

Some are & some are not, depends on what area you work in 😉

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