Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Page: 12141

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development: Department Conferences

(Question No. 1379)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, in writing, on 17 August 2015:

Did the Minister's department 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, (iv) travel, and what are the details, and (c) what outcomes were achieved at each conference.

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

2014 Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG) Chairs Forum:

(a) 23 to 25 September 2014, held in the Department's meeting room.

(b) $18,800 of which:

(i) $10,036 for meals and accommodation (including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea at the conference, breakfast for those travelling from interstate and two dinners);

(ii) $8,764 for interstate travel for most of the CACG Chairs;

(iii) Nil for social events;

(iv) See (ii) above.

(c) CACGs are an initiative which strengthen links and enable consultation between leased federal airport operators and their local communities. There are 19 CACGs across Australia, 17 of which are independently chaired. The annual CACG Chairs Forum provides an opportunity for the Chairs of these groups to discuss the structure and operation of their respective groups, to hear about current policy directions and to network with their peers. The forum also contributes to the personal development of the Chairs through the networking and information sessions delivered during the two-day forum.