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Monday, 23 November 2015
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Department of Defence: Contracted Services Payments

(Question No. 897)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 17 August 2015:

In respect of fees for late or delayed payment of contracted services or products by the Minister's department(s) in 2014-15, (a) which services or products do these fees relate to, and (b) what sum was spent.


Ms Julie Bishop: The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(a) Fees for late or delayed payments in 2014-15 relate to the following services:

education services;

technical and engineering support/services;

estate maintenance/equipment;

ICT goods and services;

medical services;

military equipment/services;

psychological services;

recruitment services;

relocation services;

research services/equipment;

security services/equipment;

strategic advisory services;

training services;

transport services; and

veterinary goods and services.

(b) The total Departmental amount spent on fees for late or delayed payment of contracted services for the 2014-15 financial year was $28,000.