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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
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Climate Change and Energy Efficiency: Credit Card Breaches

(Question No. 927)


Mr Briggs asked the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, in writing, on 20 March 2012:

In respect of departmental credit card use in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, and (c) 2010-11, (i) how many times has the use of a credit card breached departmental guidelines, (ii) what was the dollar value of each breach, and what sum was repaid in each instance, and (iii) were any employees disciplined for such breaches.


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

(a) Nil.

(b) There was only one breach of the credit card policy which occured in 2009-10.

The dollar value was $20.00 and was fully repaid. The staff member was required to repay the money and reminded of the credit card policy. No official discipline was taken.

(c) Nil.