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Thursday, 22 August 2002
Page: 5558


Mr Martin Ferguson asked the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Administration, upon notice, on 18 June 2002:

Further to the answer to question No. 122, for the (a) calendar year 2001 and (b) six months ended 31 December 2001, what was the average sum spent by Members on personalised stationery and newsletters and for each period, what was the average sum spent by (i) members of the Government and (ii) members of the Opposition.


Mr Costello (Treasurer) —The Minister for Finance and Administration has supplied the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The average sum spent by Members on personalised stationery and newsletters was as follows:

Calendar year 2001

Six months ended 31 December 2001

Members

$97,773.39

$69,009.16

Government Members

$128,923.76

$93,638.88

Opposition Members

$62,146.17

$41,400.06