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Wednesday, 21 October 2015
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Department of Employment: Departmental Hospitality

(Question No. 1433)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment, in writing, on 17 August 2015:

In respect of catering and hospitality by the Minister's department in 2014-15, (a) what total sum was spent, (b) for what functions was the catering and hospitality, (c) on what date(s) did each function occur, and at what location(s), and (d) for each function, what sum was spent on (i) meals, (ii) drinks, (iii) hospitality staff, and (iv) other costs.

Mr Pyne: The Minister for Employment has authorised the following answer to the honourable member's question, as provided by her predecessor:

Total hospitality expenditure (excluding GST) for the Department of Employment for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 was $26,804.13.

Please refer to the table attached for a breakdown of events with a cost exceeding $1,000. Events costing less than $1,000 are grouped together as to provide details for each item of expenditure would require an unreasonable diversion of departmental resources.

Event date



Cost ($)

(Ex GST)

22 July 2014

Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD

G20 - Dinner for 80 delegates for Taskforce for Employment delegates


24 July 2014

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, 708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD

G20 - lunch and cultural experience for Taskforce for Employment delegates


9 September 2014

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC

G20 - Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting welcome function


10 September 2014

The Dome, 333 Collins St, Melbourne VIC

Catering for Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting Dinner




Events less than $1,000