7. Correction of errors in the previous annual report
Page 73: The amount of $430 000 provided for the Australian Pest Animal Strategy was not a total for 2011–12 but a three-year total comprising $130 000 in 2010–11, $150 000 in 2011–12 and $150 000 in 2012–13. The sentence should read:
“The government continues to support national coordination and provided $150 000 in 2011–12 to implement the strategy, including a 50:50 cost-share component with state and territory governments to support a national coordinator.”
Page 168: The source of the image of a burnt pine longicorn beetle (Arhopalus ferus) is acknowledged as Ross Pickard, Operational Science Program, DAFF. The image was provided by Mr Ross Rickard.
Page 210: The image caption described Mr Ezra Anu as an Australian Public Service Commission employee. Mr Anu was an employee of the Department of Defence.
Page 220: It is reported that the Minister for Finance and Deregulation or her delegate decided on 10 requests of Act of Grace payments, offering payment to nine claimants and declining one request. The correct figures for 2011–12 were 11 requests, nine requests offered payment and two requests declined.
Page 238: Table 33 shows the number of DAFF employees from a non-English speaking background at 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2012. In 2011–12, the department aligned its definition of ‘non-English speaking background’ to the Australian Public Service Commission’s (APSC) definition of ‘employees who were born overseas, who arrived in Australia after the age of five, and whose first language is not English’. This resulted in a reduction in the number of DAFF employees identified within this group. By way of comparison, the number of DAFF employees identified according to the APSC definition was 290 at 30 June 2011 and 308 at 30 June 2012.
Page 238: In Table 34 the figures for the ‘Non-ongoing employee casual’ and ‘Total’ columns for 2010–11 and 2011–12 have been transposed. The figures for ‘Non-ongoing employee casual’ were 158 in 2010–11 and 311 in 2011–12. The ‘Total’ figures were 5212 in 2010–11 and 5241 in 2011–12.