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Tuesday, 3 May 1994
Page: 116

(Question No. 1120)

Senator Newman asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment, Education and Training, upon notice, on 2 March 1994:

  (1)  What amount was debited by the Minister to his taxpayer-funded credit card from the election in March 1993 to 30 June 1993 and also from 1 July 1993 to 28 February 1994.

  (2)  Please provide a breakdown by month and by category of expenditure, for example, meals, accommodation, flowers and gifts, for the amount referred to in (1).

Senator Schacht —The Minister for Employment, Education and Training has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1)  During the period March 1993 to January 1994 (when he ceased to serve as the Minister for Employment, Education and Training), Mr Beazley did not hold a Commonwealth Credit Card.

  During the period January 1994 (when he commenced serving as the Minister for Employment, Education and Training) to 28 February 1994 no expenditure was incurred by Mr Crean on his Commonwealth Credit Card.

  (2)  Not applicable. See the answer to part 1.