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Thursday, 13 August 2009
Page: 4966


Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 16 June 2009:

(1) (a)   Can an itemised list be provided on how much the department has spent on hospitality since 24 November 2007; and (b) of this, how much was spent on alcohol.

(2)   For each Minister and any associated parliamentary secretary: (a) can an itemised list be provided of how much each office has spent on hospitality since 24 November 2007; and (b) of this, how much was spent on alcohol.


Senator Sherry (Assistant Treasurer) —The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   The GST exclusive cost, for the department of Treasury (excluding minister’s offices hospitality costs), is: Food: 61,706.30 Alcoholic Beverages: 28,307.01 Non-Alcoholic Beverages: 2,045.14 Food & Beverage Packages: 13,551.55 Other Associated Costs: 23,899.29 Total Hospitality Costs: $129,509.29

(2)   The GST exclusive cost, for the Treasurer’ office, is: Food: 4,969.38 Alcoholic Beverages: 1,836.81 Non-Alcoholic Beverages: 327.28 Food & Beverage Packages: 9,224.55 Other Associated Costs: 1,959.76 Total Hospitality Costs: $ 18,317.78