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Monday, 23 November 2015
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Department of Health: Departmental Hospitality

(Question No. 1447)


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

In respect of catering and hospitality by the Minister's department in 2014-15, (a) what total sum was spent, (b) for what functions was the catering and hospitality, (c) on what date(s) did each function occur, and at what location(s), and (d) for each function, what sum was spent on (i) meals, (ii) drinks, (iii) hospitality staff, and (iv) other costs.


Ms Ley: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

A list of all functions at which hospitality costs were incurred in 2014-15 is below. Corporate systems do not split out hospitality staff costs. These are included, where applicable, under other costs.

Department of Health

Date

Location

Purpose

Total cost (GST excl.)

Meals (GST excl.)

Drinks (GST excl.)

Other (GST excl.)

1-Jul-14

Department of Health, Canberra

Farewell of Secretary

$232

$181

$51

$0.00

 

18-Jul-14

National Press Club, Canberra

National Press Club - 2014 International AIDS Forum

$659

$659

$0

$0

23-Jul-14

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Working buffet dinner

$3,176

$1,045

$0

$2,131

20-Aug-14

National Press Club, Canberra

National Press Club - Social Determinants of Health forum

$293

$293

$0

$0

21-Aug-14

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Working buffet dinner

$3,357

$995

$0

$2,362

 

5-Sept-14

Park Royal, Melbourne

Specialist Orthopaedic Clinical Advisory Group (SOCAG) Working Dinner

$2,256

$1,150

$0

$1,106

8-Sept-14

Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

Ophthalmic Protheses Clinical Advisory Group (OPCAG) Working Dinner

$1,799

$611

$40

 

$1,148

12-Sept-14

Novotel, Brisbane

Spinal Protheses Clinical Advisory Group (SPCAG) Working Dinner

$1,239

$500

$100

 

$639

23-Sep-14

Konoba Restaurant, Canberra

Official dinner for the Gene Technology technical advisory committee (GTTAC)

$897

$897

$0

$0

9-Oct-14

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Working buffet dinner

$2,216

$627

$0

$1,589

 

31-Oct-14

Hotel Realm, Canberra

Expand Awards conference and dinner

$3,386

$3386

$0

$0

31-Oct-14

Novotel Brisbane

Spinal Protheses Clinical Advisory Group (SPCAG) Working Dinner

$1,241

$500

$100

 

$641

3-Nov-14

Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

Ophthalmic Protheses Clinical Advisory Group (OPCAG) Working Dinner

$2,050

$727

$0

$1,323

12-Nov-14

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Working buffet dinner

$2,563

$628

$0

$1,935

17-Nov-14

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Vascular Protheses Clinical Advisory Group (VPCAG) Working Dinner

$1,175

$532

$0

$643

10-Dec-14

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Working buffet dinner

$2,928

$682

$0

$2,246

10-Dec-14

Bellucis, Canberra

Meeting with the Secretary & other Executive

$96

$79

$17

$0

12-Dec-14

The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne

lunch for Independent Medical Research Institutes (iMRI) meeting

$397

$393

$0

$4

12-Dec-14

Bellucis, Canberra

Meeting with head of Asian Cup organising committee

$96

$79

$17

$0

20-Jan-15

Department of Health, Canberra

Purchase for minor ad hoc hospitality events

$159

$0

$159

$0

29-Jan-15

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Working buffet dinner

$2,983

$600

$0

$2,383

12-Feb-15

Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

Dinner with Director General NSW Health

$135

$75

$60

$0

3-Mar-15

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Official dinner for Secretary's meeting with Health CEOs

$445

$445

$0

$0

12-Mar-15

Pendolino, Sydney

Farewell dinner for Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee Chair

$2,929

$2,230

$416

$283

16-Mar-15

Swissotel, Sydney

Ophthalmic Protheses Clinical Advisory Group (OPCAG) Working Dinner

$1,237

$548

$0

$689

19-Mar-15

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Working buffet dinner

$1,396

$950

$0

$446

20-Mar-15

Novotel, Brisbane

Spinal Protheses Clinical Advisory Group (SPCAG) Working Dinner

$1,564

$528

$100

 

$936

24-Mar-15

Royal Botanic Gardens - Sydney

Participation in the Amazing Race Botanic Gardens Course - team building activity after staff planning meeting

$1,820

$0

$0

$1,820

7-Apr-15

Ottoman Cuisine, Canberra

Dinner for Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister for Health

$1,188

$827

$361

$0

7-Apr-15

Lilotang Restaurant, Canberra

Official dinner for the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee (GTTAC)

$1,198

$1,198

$0

$0

13-Apr-15

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Vascular Protheses Clinical Advisory Group (VPCAG) Working Dinner

$1,746

$650

$0

$1,096

15-Apr-15

National Press Club, Canberra

Staff attendance at the address by the CEO, National Health & Medical Research Council

$220

$220

$0

$0

17-Apr-15

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Working buffet dinner

$2,954

$1,050

$0

$1,904

24-Apr-15

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Stakeholder engagement and Networking event - a part of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) forum

$7,697

$5,435

$2,021

$241(wine bottles for guest speakers)

5-May-15

The Chairman & Yip, Canberra

Farewell dinner for Chair, Audit Committee

$800

$800

unknown

unknown

8-May-15

Novotel, Melbourne

Spinal Protheses Clinical Advisory Group (SPCAG) Working Dinner

$1,621

$709

$0

$912

8-May-15

D'Browes Restaurant, Canberra

Lunch for Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), an executive agency of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom.

$204

$137

$62

$5

20-May-15

Palais des Nations (UN Building), Geneva, Switzerland

Australian reception for Member States of the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization

$2,393

 

$1,157

 

$1028

 

$208

(for Security)

25-May-15

Swissotel, Sydney

Ophthalmic Protheses Clinical Advisory Group (OPCAG) Working Dinner - this meeting was cancelled however due to short notice, the Dept. was charged 100% of the cost.

$912

$727

$0

$185

11-June-15

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Working buffet dinner

$2,870

$900

$0

$1,970

17-June-15

Stamford Plaza, Sydney

Vascular Protheses Clinical Advisory Group (VPCAG) Working Dinner

$1,686

$473

$0

$1,213

17-June-15

Turkish Pide House, Canberra

Lunch for Review Panel Committee meeting

$91

$91

$0

$0

19-Jun-15

OGTR office, Canberra

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) awards

$240

$0

$127

$113 (Decorations & Cake)

25-Jun-15

Department of Health, Canberra

Divisional Rewards and Recognition

$1,698

$687

$264

$747