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Note 14: Senior Executive Remuneration

Note 14A: Actual Remuneration Paid to Senior Executives    
 
2010
2009
The number of senior executives who received or were due to receive:    
     
less than $145,000* 14 15
$145,000 to $159,999 1 1
$160,000 to $174,999 6 7
$175,000 to $189,999 6 3
$190,000 to $204,999 7 11
$205,000 to $219,999 16 14
$220,000 to $234,999 18 12
$235,000 to $249,999 6 7
$250,000 to $264,999 3 6
$265,000 to $279,999 9 9
$280,000 to $294,999 4 6
$295,000 to $309,999 6 1
$310,000 to $324,999  - 2
$325,000 to $339,999 2 2
$340,000 to $354,999  -  -
$355,000 to $369,999 1  -
$385,000 to $399,999 1  -
$400,000 to $414,999  -  
$415,000 to $429,999  -  
$430,000 to $449,999    -
$520,000 to $534,999  - 1
     
Total 100 97
     
* Excluding acting arrangements and part-year service.    
     
Total expense recognised in relation to Senior Executive employment    
 
$
$
Short-term employee benefits:    
    Salary (including annual leave taken) 14,872,226 13,404,383
    Changes in annual leave provisions 35,513 250,424
    Performance bonus1 996,519 621,473
    Other2 2,141,851 2,113,124
Total Short-term employee benefits 18,046,110 16,389,403
Superannuation (post-employment benefits) 2,938,093 3,377,656
Other long-term benefits 263,072 564,903
Total 21,247,275 20,331,962

During the year the entity paid $555,843 in termination benefits to senior executives (2009: $85,907). This amount is excluded from the 'Total expense recognised in relation to Senior Executive employment' above.

Remuneration paid to executives and earned while located in Australia during the 2009-10 financial year has been included.  For this purpose, Executive Remuneration includes:  salary, allowances in the nature of salary, performance bonuses, fringe benefits tax, vehicle costs, parking costs, leave accruals and employer's superannuation contributions.

Notes
1. In 2009-10, the maximum performance bonus payable for senior executives was 2% of base salary (2009: 12%)
2. "Other" includes motor vehicle allowances and other allowances. 
3. To comply with the 2009-10 FMOs, adjustments were made to prior year figures for comparability. 

 

Note 14B: Salary Packages for Senior Executives
         
Average annualised remuneration packages for substantive Senior Executives
         
 
As at 30 June 2010
As at 30 June 2009
 
No. SES
Base salary (including annual leave)
Total remuneration package1
No. SES
Base salary (including annual leave)
Total remuneration package1
Total remuneration:          
           
$160,000 to $174,999 5 137,115 167,200   1 141,097 169,059
$175,000 to $189,999 7 144,153 179,542   14 153,284 180,376
$190,000 to $204,999 19 151,858 196,518   13 147,225 196,422
$205,000 to $219,999 21 149,894 210,451   16 145,409 211,692
$220,000 to $234,999 5 154,512 226,031   12 158,700 225,730
$235,000 to $249,999 6 174,799 241,584   5 170,510 241,880
$250,000 to $264,999 9 184,524 251,602   9 173,688 258,446
$265,000 to $279,999 2 190,817 281,186   4 183,638 268,052
$280,000 to $294,999 2 190,817 290,725   4 206,838 287,080
$295,000 to $309,999 2 209,107 292,220    -  -  -
$310,000 to $324,999 2 226,025 318,101   4 215,884 319,834
$340,000 to $354,999 1 226,173 341,717    -  -  -
$445,000 to $459,999  -  - -   1 365,670 457,080
$460,000 to $474,999 1 376,640 470,790    -  -  -
Total
82       83    

Notes
1. Non-Salary elements available to Senior Executives include:
(a) Motor vehicle allowance
(b) Superannuation
2. Note 14B excludes movements in long service leave and performance bonuses.

The primary differences between Note 14A and Note 14B is as follows:
(a) Note 14A includes all qualifying staff (including acting arrangements and part year service) and Note 14B only includes substantive SES remuneration packages as at 30 June 2010.
(b) Note 14A is based on all entitlements paid and accrued through the year. Note 14B is based on annualised average data, excluding annual leave, long service leave and performance payments due to the uncertainty of access to the benefits.

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