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Thursday, 11 October 2012
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Treasury: Official Hospitality

(Question No. 2118)


Senator Bushby asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 24 August 2012:

With reference to the answer provided to question no. BET 601 608, taken on notice during the 2012 13 Budget estimates hearing of the Economics Legislation Committee, for each event that incurred costs over $1 500 can the following information be provided:

(a) a complete list of attendees, including their associated departments or occupations;

(b) the basis on which attendees were selected;

(c) what fees were charged to attend, including the:

(i) amount charged, and

(ii) budget area or objective to which the received amounts were allocated; and

(d) the total amount spent on: (i) food, and (ii) alcohol.


Senator Wong: The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(a) and (d)

Event Date

Description

SES Treasury Attendees

Non-SES Treasury Attendees

Non-Treasury Attendees

Organisations

Food Ex GST

Beverages (including Alcohol) Ex GST

27-Jul-11

Boathouse - ACT, Official Dinner

5

2

7

IMF

$1,155.95

$394.23

23-Aug-11

Parliament House Catering - ACT, Bank Liaison Dinner

2

0

6

World Bank, AusAID, Foreign Delegation, Treasurer's Office

$1,977.95

$244.32

15-Sep-11

The Lobby - ACT, Official Lunch

63

0

4

Treasury Only

$3,914.89

$2,293.88

27-Oct-11

The Ottoman - ACT, Official Dinner - Foreign Delegation

7

0

11

Dept of Finance, NZ Treasury

$1,147.93

$493.90

15-Nov-11

Merchant Rialto - VIC, Takeovers Panel

2

46

0

Treasury Only (Takeovers Panel)

$4,404.55

$2,868.18

2-May-12

Treasury Building, Official Dinner - Budget Preparation

2

0

12

Treasurer's Office, Grattan Institute, UBS, ANZ, NAB, Westpac, Collonial, JP Morgan, CBA, AMP, Deloitte Access Economics

$1,667.95

$0.00

8-May-12

Parliament House - ACT, Official Dinner - Budget Night

47

47

66

Treasurer's Office, ERC, PM's Office, Finance Minister's Office, ATO, Dept of Finance

$5,236.00

$3,850.00

Many official hospitality events involve packages for beverages which may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. The beverage package items are not split by these categories.

(b) Attendance at these functions was directly related to their roles.

(c) Treasury does not charge participants for attending official hospitality events.