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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 105

(Question No. 3336)


Mr Donald Cameron asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 13 March 1986:

Further to the answers to question Nos 3216 to 3243:

(a) what was the stated purpose of each overseas trip made by employees of the Minister's Department and of all statutory authorities that report to the Minister in 1984-85;

(b) what was the classification or job description of each officer making each trip;

(c) what was the duration of each trip;

(d) what were the countries visited during each trip; and

(e) what was the estimated cost of each trip, with the air fare component identified separately.


Mr Lionel Bowen —The answer to the honourable member's question is provided in the attached schedule. It should be noted that Overseas Visits undertaken by ASIO officers have not been included in the schedule.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT

OVERSEAS VISITS 1984-85

Purpose of Visit

Classification/Job Description

Duration of Visit

Countries Visited

Estimated Cost

$

Attend Conference on Private International Law

Deputy Secretary

5-22/10/1984

Netherlands

Other 1,386

Fares 4,400

Total 5,786

Attend meeting of UNIDROIT Governing Council

Deputy Secretary

(retired)

10-20/5/1985

Italy

Other 1,300

Fares 4,200

Total 5,500

Attend LAWASIA Conference on Human Rights, Liaison with NZ Officials

Deputy Chairman,

Human Rights

Commission

8-15/4/1985

Fiji

New Zealand

Other 814

Fares 1,000

Total 1,814

Social Security Negotiations

Senior Assistant

Secretary

2-19/11/1984

Italy

Other 2,233

Fares 4,255

Total 6,488

Social Security Negotiations

Senior Assistant

Secretary

20-24/4/1985

New Zealand

Other 381

Fares 650

Total 1,031

Extradition matters involving Mr Trimbole

Principal Adviser

25/10/1984-2/4/1985

Ireland

Spain

Other 4,835

Fares 4,700

Total 9,535

Attend Workshop on joint exploration and development of offshore Hydrocarbon resources

First Assistant

Secretary

23/2-3/3/1985

Thailand

Other 843

Fares 3,432

Total 4,275

Attend Pacific Islands Law Officers Meeting

First Assistant

Secretary

12-20/10/1984

Papua New Guinea

Other 1,346

Fares 900

Total 2,246

Attend WIPO meeting of consultants (recall to duty)

Senior Assistant

Secretary

19/1-4/2/1985

Switzerland

Other 370

Fares 2,000

Total 2,370

Investigate management approaches in Law Departments, Judicial Security, Court Administration and computer systems

Deputy Secretary

4/8-9/9/1984

USA

Italy

Ireland

Britain

Other 6,433

Fares 5,225

Total 11,658

Hold discussions on professional and administrative legislative drafting

First Parliamentary

Counsel, Office of

Parliamentary Counsel

10-29/12/1984

USA

Britain

Italy

Other 2,141

Fares 7,000

Total 9,141

Attend 2nd International conference on film classification and control and have discussions on film censorship matters

Chief Censor, Film

Censorship Board

13-27/9/1984

USA

Canada

Other 2,163

Fares 6,286

Total 8,448

Seabed negotiations

Senior Assistant

Secretary

13-16/11/1984

Indonesia

Other 502

Fares 2,100

Total 2,602

Negotiations on Torres Strait Treaty

Senior Assistant

Secretary

15-17/2/1985

Papua New Guinea

Other 387

Fares 900

Total 1,287

Preparations for Trade Law Conference

Principal Legal

Officer

16-23/6/1985

China

Other 1,729

Fares 3,790

Total 5,519

Attend UN Conference on review and appraisal of the achievements of the UN Decade for Women, Hold Discussions on Human Rights matters

Senior Assistant

Secretary

9/7-16/8/1984

Kenya

Switzerland

Britain

France

Other 3,500

Fares 1,124

Total 4,624

UNCTAD Trade Talks

Assistant Secretary

2-20/11/1984

Switzerland

Other 1,996

Fares 4,400

Total 6,396

UNCTAD Trade Talks

Assistant Secretary

30/3-6/5/1985

Switzerland

Other 2,657

Fares 4,400

Total 7,057

Extradition discussions

Deputy Secretary

7/6-7/7/1985

Italy, Netherlands, Britain, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Ireland

Other 6,500

Fares 6,724

Total 13,224

18th Session UNCITRAL, discussions with counterpart

Solicitor General

31/5-28/6/1985

Austria

Britain

Other 9,934

Fares 6,822

Total 16,756

Discussions on Torres Strait Fisheries Act

Principal Legal

Officer, Office of

Parliamentary Counsel

19-25/5/1984

Papua New Guinea

Other 1,088

Fares 900

Total 1,988

UNCITRAL, Hague Conference on Private International Law, office discussions

Principal Legal

Officer

25/5-25/6/1985

Netherlands

Austria

Singapore

Other 4,242

Fares 4,850

Total 9,092

International Copyright meetings

Principal Legal

Officer

11/11-14/12/1984

Japan, Britain, France, Germany, Austria

Other 5,012

Fares 4,761

Total 9,773

OECD/UNESCO/WIPO meetings

Principal Legal

Officer

7/6-2/7/1985

France

Britain

Other 4,906

Fares 4,500

Total 9,406

OECD Meetings on Restrictive Business Practices

First Assistant

Secretary

5-16/10/1984

France

Other 1,146

Fares 4,400

Total 5,546

OECD Meeting on Restrictive Business Practices

First Assistant

Secretary

22/6-1/7/1985

France

Other 1,429

Fares 4,100

Total 5,529

UNCITRAL Meeting

Principal Legal

Officer

22/6-22/7/1984

United States

Other 4,257

Fares 4,100

Total 8,357

UNCITRAL Working Group on Negotiable Instruments

Principal Legal

Officer

4/1-26/1/1985

United States

Other 3,594

Fares 4,440

Total 8,034

Joint Trade Group Committee Meeting

Senior Assistant

Secretary

21/10-26/10/1984

China

Other 501

Fares 3,251

Total 3,752

UNCITRAL Meeting

Senior Assistant

Secretary

30/11-17/12/1984

Austria

Other 1,994

Fares 4,497

Total 6,491

Attend Seminar conducted by the Institute for Court Management in Denver, Visit Lord Chancellor's Department Britain

Deputy Registrar,

Federal Court of

Australia

13/6-7/8/1985

USA

Britain

Other 7,818

Fares 2,519

Total 10,337

UN Conference on Conditions for Registration of ships

Principal Legal

Officer

13/7-6/8/1984

Italy

Switzerland

Other 4,470

Fares 4,415

Total 8,885

22nd Session Diplomatic Conference on Registration of Ships

Principal Legal

Officer

24/1-19/2/1985

Switzerland

Other 2,823

Fares 4,393

Total 7,216

Judicial Conferences

Chief Judge, Federal

Court of Australia

6/8-7/9/1984

USA

France

Austria

Other 2,831

Fares 7,000

Total 9,831

Discussions on Administrative Review Matters

Director of Research,

Administrative

Review Council

21/9-23/10/1984

USA

Canada

Britain

Other 4,695

Fares 5,630

Total 10,325

UNCITRAL, 6th Seminar of Working Group on New International Economic Order

Principal Legal

Officer

6/9-22/9/1984

USA

Austria

Other 2,800

Fares 4,257

Total 7,057

Senior Executive Fellowship, to ascertain and assess in an office environment ideas and developments in the management of overseas legal offices

Director of Legal

Services,

Queensland

24/8-9/11/1984

USA

Canada

Britain

France

Other 13,846

Fares 5,275

Total 19,121

Family Counselling Conference and Official Discussions

Principal

Psychologist

9/10-30/10/1984

USA

Other 2,646

Fares 3,304

Total 5,950

Forum Fisheries Agency Legal discussion on Torres Strait

Principal Legal

Officer

4/11-19/11/1984

Papua New Guinea

Solomon Islands

Other 1,062

Fares 1,000

Total 2,062

OECD Meetings

First Assistant

Secretary

23/2-17/3/1985

USA

Paris

Other 2,745

Fares 5,500

Total 8,245

UNESCO/WIPO Meeting

Acting Principal

Legal Officer

22/2-5/3/1985

Switzerland

Other 967

Fares 4,402

Total 5,369

5th Session International Maritime Organisation

Senior Legal

Officer

22/3-2/4/1985

Britain

Other 1,090

Fares 4,400

Total 5,490

Extradition discussions

Principal Legal

Officer

7.6-7.7.1986

Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium

Other 5,500

Fares 5,732

Total 11,232

OECD/CCP meetings, discussions on consumer affairs matters

Assistant Secretary

3.6-21.6.1985

USA

Canada

France

Britain

Other 2,062

Fares 1,292

Total 3,351

Discussions in relation to the training of legislative drafters

First Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, Office of Parliamentary Counsel

8.6-11.7.1985

South Pacific

Other 3,633

Fares 3,624

Total 7,257

OECD meetings of Ad Hoc Group of transborder data flows and Privacy Protection

Assistant Secretary

21.6-9.7.1985

France

Other 3,466

Fares 4,400

Total 7,866

Attend 5th Annual Conference of Asia and Pacific Correctional Administrators

Steno-Secretary Grade 2, Australian Institute of

Criminology

18-30.7.1984

Tonga

Other 409

Fares 952

Total 1,361

Field trip in aid of major research project ``Aborigines and the Criminal Justice System'', New Zealand

Senior Research Officer (Clerical Administrative Class 9), Australian Institute of Criminology

14.2-14.3.1985

New Zealand

Other 1,859

Fares 913

Total 2,772

Attend Commonwealth Correctional Administrators meeting

Deputy Director, Australian Institute of

Criminology

16-24.3.1985

Hong Kong

Other 1,048

Fares 3,006

Total 4,054

Attend 6th Annual Conference of Asia and Pacific Correctional Adminstrators

Director, Australian Institute of Criminology

12-19.5.1985

Fiji

Other 954

Fares 1,013

Total 1,967

Attend 6th Annual Conference of Asia and Pacific Correctional Administrators

Principal Programs Officer (Clerical Administrative Class 9), Australian Institute of Criminology

12-19.5.1985

Fiji

Other 872

Fares 1,013

Total 1,885

Study and discussion of drug enforcement policies in aid of major research project on subject

Senior Criminologist Australian Institute of Criminology

19/5-16.6.1985

Singapore, Austria, Netherlands, Britain, USA

Other 5,138

Fares 5,118

Total 10,256

Advise, Department of Justice, Wellington on demographic based forecasting of offenders techniques for criminal justice planning purposes

Criminologist (Clerical Administrative Class 10) Australian Institute of

Criminology

22-28.6.1985

New Zealand

Unknown, all costs involved were met by the New Zealand Government

Appear on behalf of the Commonwealth before the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests

Principal Legal

Officer

16.12.1984-27.3.1985

Britain

Other 14,690

Fares 3,999

Total 18,689

Take evidence in the Matter of R. V. Clyne

Principal Legal

Officer

6-14.7.1984

Austria

Unknown, all costs were met by the Taxation Department

Interview witnesses in the Hughes Corporation vs Government Aircraft Factory Matter

Principal Legal

Officer

17.3-17.5.1985

USA

Unknown, all costs were met by the Department of Defence

Attend International Organisation of Consumers Unions 11th World Congress

First Assistant Commissioner, Trade Practices Commission

6-18.12.1984

Thailand

Other 1,239

Fares 2,723

Total 3,962

To investigate expungement of criminal records

Secretary and Director or Research Law Reform Commission

2.10-6.11.1984

West Germany

France

Italy

USA

Other 1,451

Fares 4,400

Total 5,851

Attend International Conference of Securities Regulators and visit Regulatory Authorities

Chairman, National

Companies and

Securities

7.9-2.10.1984

Britain

USA

Canada

Other 6,003

Fares 5,097

Total 11,100

Attend 9th Annual Conference of the International Association of Securities Commissions and similar organisations visit Regulatory Authorities

Deputy Chairman

National Companies

and Securities

Commission

28.7-14.8.1984

Canada

USA

Other 4,832

Fares 7,568

Total 12,400

Attend 1984 International Conference on commodities and futures

Senior Director

Operations, National

Companies and

Securities

Commission

28.8.-5.9.1984

Switzerland

Other 1,180

Fares 4,220

Total 5,400

Attend Symposium on Economic Crime in Asian Pacific Region

Senior Deputy

Director, Director

of Public

Prosecutions

6-12.1.1985

Singapore

Other 2,935

Fares 2,844

Total 5,779

Attend IRS Course and Federal Law Course

Detective Sergeant,

Australian Federal

Police

19.8.-29.9.1984

USA

Other 2,041

Fares 3,758

Total 5,799

Escort prisoner to Australia

Detetive Station

Sergeant, Australian

Federal Police

22-27.10.1984

USA

Other 727

Fares 3,877

Total 4,604

Escort prisoner to Australia

Acting Sergeant,

Australian Federal

Police

22-27.10.1984

USA

Other 694

Fares 3,877

Total 4,568

Extradition Proceedings

Assistant Deputy

Director, Director

of Public

Prosecutions

5-24.11.1984

Ireland

Other 2,812

Fares 4,598

Total 7,410

Investigating enquiries and interview

Detective Sergeant,

Australian Federal

Police

1-4.2.1985

New Zealand

Other 513

Fares 644

Total 1,157

Investigating enquiries and interview

Senior Advising

Officer, Clerical

Administrative

Class 9

1-4.2.1985

New Zealand

Other 513

Fares 644

Total 1,157