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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 162

Diplomats: Tour to Western Australia

(Question No. 1505)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, in writing, on 7 September 2015—

In respect of the tour to Western Australia by Canberra-based diplomats in May 2014, what are the details of all air transport for the touring party, broken down by commercial flights and charter flights, including routes, schedules, costs and the number of passengers on each flight and their names and positions.


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

Members of the diplomatic corps participating in the visit managed the arrangements and covered the costs for their flights to and from Perth.

The only air transport provided for the touring party was a charter flight through Network Aviation Australia.

The route was Perth - Newman - Karratha - Perth. A charter flight was required as there were no commercial flights available that travelled this route. Charter flights have been used in previous Diplomatic Corp visits. In 2011, former Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd spent $45,000 to transport the Dip Corp from Brisbane to Cairns, a route where commercial flights are regularly available.

The schedule was Perth - Newman 0700-0830, Newman - Karratha 1110-1155 and Karratha - Perth 1715-1915.

The cost was $57,143.62 including GST.

The number of passengers and their names and positions are attached. These are based on the boarding passes issued. On the day, some passengers elected not to travel.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES QUESTION NO. 1505 response -

PASSENGER NAMES AND POSITIONS

 

 

SATURDAY 2 MAY 2014

 

COUNTRY*

HOM/CHARGḖ

 

 

 

1

Argentina

HE* Mr Pedro VILLAGRA DELGADO, Dean of the Corps

2

Afghanistan

HE Mr Nasir Ahmad ANDISHA

3

Algeria

HE Mr Hadi BROURI

4

Austria

HE Dr Helmut BÖCK

5

Belgium

HE Mr Jean-Luc BODSON

6

Botswana

HE Mr Molosiwa SELEPENG

7

Brazil

HE Mr Rubem Correa BARBOSA

8

Brunei Darussalam

HE Mr Zakaria AHMAD

9

Bulgaria

HE Mrs Emilia Iordanova STEFANOVA-VELEVA

10

Cambodia

HE Mr Sounry CHUM

11

Canada

HE Mr Michael SMALL

12

Chile

Mr Carlos Moran, Chargé d'Affaires

13

Croatia

HE Dr Damir KUSEN

14

Czech Republic

HE Mr Martin POHL

15

Denmark

HE Mr Borve PETERSEN

16

Ecuador

HE Mr Raul GANGOTENA RIVADENEIRA

17

Egypt

HE Dr Hassan Hanafy Mahmoud EL-LAITHY

18

El Salvador

HE Mr Manuel GUTIERREZ RUIZ

19

Ethiopia

HE Mr Arega Hailu TEFFERA

20

European Union

HE Mr Sem FABRIZI

21

Finland

HE Mr Pasi PATOKALLIO

22

FYROM

HE Mr Vele TRPEVSKI

23

Georgia

HE Mr Vladimer KONSTANTINIDI

24

Germany

HE Dr Christophe MUELLER

25

Greece

HE Mr Charalampos DARARANOS

26

Hungary

HE Mrs Anna Maria SIKO

27

India

HE Mr Biren NANDA

28

Indonesia

Ms Kusuma HABIR, Chargé d'Affaires

29

Iraq

HE Mr Mouayed SALEH

30

Ireland

HE Mr Noel White

31

Jordan

HE Mrs Rima Ahmad ALAADEEN

32

Kenya

Mr Isaiya KABIRA, Acting High Commissioner

33

Korea

HE Mr Bonghyun KIM

34

Kosovo

HE Dr Sabri KIQMARI

35

Kuwait

HE Mr Khaled AL-SHAIBANI

36

Laos

HE Mr Phomma KHAMMANICHANH

37

Libya

HE Mr Musbah ALLAFI

38

Malaysia

HE Mr Zinal AHMAD

39

Mauritius

HE Mrs Mirella CHAUVIN

40

Mexico

HE Mr Armando ALVAREZ REINA

41

Mongolia

HE Mr Ravdan BOLD

42

Morocco

HE Mr Mohamed MAEL-AININ

43

Myanmar

HE Mr Min THEIN

44

Nepal

HE Mr Rudra Kumar NEPAL

45

New Zealand

HE Mr Chris Seed

46

Papua New Guinea

HE Mr Charles Watson LEPANI

47

Paraguay

Mr Pablo Bedoya, Chargé d'Affaires

48

Peru

HE Mr Luis Felipe QUESADA INCHAUSTEGUI

49

Philippines

HE Mrs Belen F ANOTA

50

Poland

HE Mr Pawel MILEWSKI

51

Qatar

HE Mr Yousef AL-KHATER

52

Russia

HE Mr Vladimir MOROZOV

53

Saudi Arabia

HE Mr Nabil AL SALEH

54

Serbia

HE Mr Miroljub PETROVIC

55

Singapore

HE Mr Michael TEO

56

South Africa

HE Ms Koleka MQULWANA

57

Spain

HE Mr Enrique VIGUERA

58

Sri Lanka

HE Admiral Thisara SAMARASINGHE

59

Sweden

HE Mr Sven-Olof PETERSSON

60

Switzerland

HE Mr Marcel STUTZ

61

Thailand

HE Mr Maris SANGIAMPONGSA

62

Timor Leste

HE Mr Abel GUTERRES

63

Tunisia

HE Mr Nabil LAKHAL

64

Uganda

HE Mr Enoch NKURUHO

65

United Kingdom

HE Mr Paul Madden CMG

66

Uruguay

HE Mr Ricardo VARELA FERNANDEZ

67

Vanuatu

HE Mr Kalfau KALORIS

68

Venezuela

HE Mr Nelson DAVILA-LAMEDA

69

Vietnam

HE Mr Thanh Nghi LUONG

 

 

 

*

China, USA and the Slovak Republic did not attend this day of the visit

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER

 

 

 

 

70

Minister for Foreign Affairs

The Hon Julie Bishop MP

71

Member for Durack

Ms Melissa Price MP

72

CEO, WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy

Mr Reginald Howard-Smith

73

FMO Media Adviser

Ms Catherine McDonald

74

FMO Adviser

Ms Sarah Storey

75

FMO Adviser

Ms Gisele Kapterian

76

FMO Assistant Adviser

Ms Georgie Skipper

77

FMO Departmental Liaison Officer

Mr Steven Yates

78

FMO Advancer

Ms Kim Freeman

79

FMO Advancer

Ms Kirsten Barker

80

DFAT Secretary

Mr Peter Varghese

81

DFAT Chief of Protocol

Mr Sally Mansfield

82

DFAT Deputy Chief of Protocol

Ms Melissa Hitchman

83

DFAT Protocol Officer

Mr Michael Weaver

84

DFAT WA Director

Mr Michael Wood

85

WA Department of Health

One Nurse

86

WA Police

Three WA Police officers

87

Network Aviation

One Staff Member