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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 179

Canberra Southern Cross Club Ltd

(Question No. 1595)

Mr Conroy asked the Prime Minister, in writing, on 12 October 2015:

In respect of the $17,000.00 tender to Canberra Southern Cross Club Ltd for "Hotels and lodging and meeting facilities" (CN3293382) (a) why was this lodging and room hire sought, and (b) who attended the event, including (i) Ministerial staff, and (ii) departmental staff.

Mr Turnbull: I am advised by the Australian Public Service Commission that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) The lodging and room hire was sought for an Australian Public Service Leadership development event held on 3 December 2015. The Purchase Order raised for $17,000.00 was for projected costs. Actual costs may be less pending final invoice.

(b) Approximately 500 staff from various departments and agencies attended this event. No Ministerial staff registered to attend.