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Monday, 27 February 2012
Page: 922

Foreign Affairs and Trade: Travel

(Question No. 1245)


Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 22 September 2011:

What was of the department's total expenditure on travel for the 2010-11 financial year, and of this, what sum was spent on:

(a) first class air travel;

(b) business class air travel;

(c) economy class air travel;

(d) international air travel; and

(e) domestic air travel.


Senator Conroy: The Minister for Foreign Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

For the department's expenditure on travel refer to the 2010-11 DFAT Annual Report page 284, Financial Statements 2010-11, Note 3B. Following is a breakdown of the air travel booked in Australia through the department's Travel Management Company:

(a) First class air travel

$1,448,234

(b) Business class air travel

$20,529,172

(c) Premium Economy class air travel

$13,901

(d) Economy class air travel

$2,697,565

(e) International air travel

$20,438,958

(f) Domestic air travel

$4,249,914