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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 157

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet: Ministerial Conferences

(Question No. 1396)

Mr Conroy asked the former Prime Minister, in writing, on 17 August 2015:

Did the Minister host any conferences in 2014-15; if so

(a) on what date(s) did each conference occur, and at what location(s),

(b) what total sum was spent on each conference, and of this, what sum was spent on (i) meals and accommodation, and what are the details, (ii) travel, and what are the details, and (iii) social events, and what are the details, and

(c) what outcomes were achieved at each conference.

Mr Turnbull: As the honourable member is aware, I was sworn in as Prime Minister on 15 September 2015. As the honourable member's question relates to matters before that date, I am advised by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Department did not fund any conferences hosted by the former Prime Minister in 2014-15.