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Thursday, 15 October 2015
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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources: Departmental Hospitality

(Question No. 1436)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, 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.


Mr Joyce: The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The department spent a total of $74 217 on catering and hospitality. Attachment Aprovides the requested details.

Attachment A

Catering and Hospitality 2014-15

(a)

Total

Spent

$

(b)

Function

(ci)

Dates

(cii)

Location

(d i)

Meal

Compon-

ent

$

(d ii)

Drinks

Com-

Ponent

$

(d iii)

Hospi-

tality staff costs $

(d iv)

Other

costs

$

311

Lunch meeting between Australian and Japanese Commissioners for the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna

14/07/2014

Canberra

253

58

Nil

Nil

1 369

Australian Chinese Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) Agricultural HR Practices and Management Mission

20-26/07/2014

ACT/NSW

815

143

Nil

411

971

Japan Bilateral engagement - Plant, Dinner

22/07/2014

Canberra

724

153

Nil

94

1 382

Thailand Australian Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Experts Group and Joint Working Group (JWG) official dinner

4/08/2014

Canberra

1 232

150

Nil

Nil

408

Co-chairs dinner - Second meeting of Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector

5/08/2014

Brisbane

308

100

Nil

Nil

6 787

Official delegates dinner - Second meeting of Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector

7/08/2014

Brisbane

5 212

1 575

Nil

Nil

2 550

Lunch with senior officials hosted by the Hon Warren Truss for the Hon Barnaby Joyce who was unavailable. Held at the Royal Queensland Show - Second meeting of Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector

8/08/2014

Brisbane

2 550

Nil

Nil

Nil

810

Senior Delegates breakfast - Second meeting of Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector

8/08/2014

Brisbane

810

Nil

Nil

Nil

561

Delegates working lunch. Royal Queensland Show -Second meeting of Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector

8/08/2014

Brisbane

561

Nil

Nil

Nil

3 042

Catering for Agricultural Industry Advisory Council (AIAC) members meeting

21-22/08/2014

Darwin

2 130

912

Nil

Nil

1 178

NZ Bilateral engagement - Plant, Dinner

8/09/2014

Canberra

804

258

Nil

116

800

Dinner with the Director-General of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, along with other Australian wine industry organisations

1/10/2014

Adelaide

800

Nil

Nil

Nil

479

Reception for Torres Strait Leasers with the Minister to thank them for ongoing cooperation on Biosecurity matters

8/10/2014

Thursday Island

479

Nil

Nil

Nil

350

Formal Breakfast for Japan-Australia Dairy Talks

9/10/2014

Devonport

350

Nil

Nil

Nil

252

Lunch Japan-Australia Dairy Talks

9/10/2014

Devonport

252

Nil

Nil

Nil

929

Water Infrastructure roundtable

14/10/2014

Canberra

929

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

183

Dinner-Chinese delegation

19/10/2014

Brisbane

183

Nil

Nil

Nil

20 306

Coordination Committee meeting of the Regional Plan of Action to Promote Responsible Fishing Practices

4-5/11/2014

Cairns

6 265

114

Nil

13 927

3 856

Catering for Agricultural Industry Advisory Council (AIAC) member's meeting

30-31/10/2014

Sydney

2 564

1 291

Nil

Nil

127

Lunch - Vietnam delegation hosting Dr SEN Sovann

13/11/2014

Canberra

127

Nil

Nil

Nil

94

Lunch - Cambodian delegation hosting Dr MAI VAN HIEP

14/11/2014

Canberra

94

Nil

Nil

Nil

1 282

ACACA Agriculture Investment Environment Mission

16-28/11/2014

ACT/VIC/WA

992

136

Nil

154

941

Dinner for Agriculture Senior Officials Committee (AGSOC) (Costs are shared proportionally by AGSOC members)

18/11/2014

Canberra

638

303

Nil

Nil

1 446

Dinner - Exercise Odysseus Program - Host international observers

2/12/2014

Canberra

1 105

341

Nil

Nil

1 606

ACACA Land Resource Management Mission

7-17/12/2014

ACT/VIC/QLD/NSW

1 331

275

Nil

Nil

554

US Bilateral engagement - Plant, Dinner

10/12/2014

Hobart

429

108

Nil

17

2 100

Formal Dinner China-Australia Dairy Talks

11/12/2014

Melbourne

2 100

Included in Meal component

Nil

Nil

110

Forestry and Forest Products Committee Dinner

18/2/2015

Melbourne

72

38

Nil

Nil

3 916

Catering, dinner and networking function for Agricultural Industry Advisory Council (AIAC) members

31/03/2015-1/04/15

Devonport

2 146

1 770

Nil

Nil

1 441

4th Indian Ocean G16 meeting, networking reception

18/04/2015

Busan - Republic of Korea

812

629

Nil

Nil

1 468

Forest Industry Networking Dinner (15 guests) - Function associated with the Parliamentary Secretary's forest industry market development mission to Japan and China in April 2015

20/04/2015

Tokyo, Japan

1 117

351

Nil

Nil

2 432

Business Dinner with Sekisui House (14 guests) - Function associated with the Parliamentary Secretary's forest industry market development mission to Japan and China in April 2015

21/04/2015

Osaka, Japan

1 579

853

Nil

Nil

7 018

Business Dinner with State Forestry Administration and industry representatives (50 guests) - Function associated with the Parliamentary Secretary's forest industry market development mission to Japan and China in April 2015

23/04/2015

Shanghai, China

3 603

2 047

Nil

1 368

2 448

Dinner for Agriculture Ministers' Forum (AGMIN). Costs are shared proportionally by AGMIN members

22/05/2015

Sydney

1 656

792

Nil

Nil

125

Lunch - 3 participants - Hosting Dr Vallat, Director General of World Organisation of Animal Health

24/06/2015

Canberra

96

29

Nil

Nil

292

Dinner - 3 participants - Hosting Dr Vallat

24/06/2015

Canberra

187

105

Nil

Nil

293

Dinner - 4 participants - Hosting Dr Vallat

26/06/2015

Canberra

249

44

Nil

Nil

74 217

Total

 

 

45 554

12 575

Nil

16 087