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Tuesday, 8 May 2012
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Resources and Energy: Credit Card Breaches

(Question Nos 924 and 925)


Mr Briggs asked the Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism , in writing, on 20 March 2012:

In respect of departmental credit card use in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, and (c) 2010-11, (i) how many times has the use of a credit card breached departmental guidelines, (ii) what was the dollar value of each breach, and what sum was repaid in each instance, and (iii) were any employees disciplined for such breaches.


Mr Martin Ferguson: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Number

Value

Repaid

Number

Value

Repaid

Number

Value

Repaid

1

$479.55

$479.55

1

$375.93

$375.93

1

$58.97

$58.97

2

$271.47

$271.47

2 *

$10,514.71

$8,072.21

2

$132.38

$132.38

3

$50.73

$50.73

3

$4.00

$4.00

3

$4.50

$4.50

4

$25.00

$25.00

4

$25.00

$25.00

4

$5.00

$5.00

5

$30.16

$30.16

5

$108.50

$108.50

5

$55.10

$55.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

$31.80

$31.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

$15.70

$15.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

$7.00

$7.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

$3.00

$3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

$233.75

$233.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

$108.18

$108.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

$4.50

$4.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

$4.00

$4.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

$40.40

$40.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

$19.35

$19.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

$37.00

$37.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

$55.10

$55.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

$5.50

$5.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

$9.50

$9.50

5

$856.91

$856.91

5

$11,028.14

$8,585.64

19

$830.73

$830.73

 

In all instances, the Chief Internal Auditor, Chief Financial Officer and divisional Business Manager were advised of the breach and the cardholder was issued with an official warning. A tax invoice was also issued (where applicable) for recovery of the funds.

* In one instance, the matter was also referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions and the employee was prosecuted and their employment terminated. Recovery action is ongoing.