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Thursday, 10 March 2005
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Mr Martin Ferguson asked the Minister representing the Special Minister of State, in writing, on 8 February 2005:

(1)   In respect of the travel entitlements of former parliamentarians, (a) how many holders of Life Gold Passes are there, (b) who are they, (c) when did each Life Gold Pass holder retire, and (e) what is the value of the travel each Life Gold Pass holder has used since their retirement.

(2)   In respect of the widows of former Prime Ministers, (a) how many are entitled to travel at Commonwealth expense, (b) when did their husbands die, and (c) what is the value of the travel each has used since the death of their husbands.

(3)   In respect of the widows and widowers of Life Gold Pass holders, (a) how many are entitled to travel at Commonwealth expense, (b) when did their spouses or partners die, and (c) what is the value of the travel each has used since the death of their spouse or partner.

(4)   When did the Government determine that Life Gold Pass holders should use frequent flyer points for travel.

(5)   What sum has been spent on travel for Life Gold Pass holders since the Government determined that Life Gold Pass holders should use frequent flyer points for travel and what is the value of the travel that has been claim by redeeming frequent flyer points.


Mr Abbott (Minister for Health and Ageing) —The Special Minister of State has supplied the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

(1) (a)   139. (b) See table below. (c).This is public information and can be found in the Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia issued by the Department of Parliamentary Services. (e) See table below.1,2

Name

Total (since 1 July 1994)

Mr Ken Aldred

$61,438.18

The Hon Richard Alston

$15,277.22

The Hon Neil Andrew

$367.29

The Rt Hon Doug Anthony AC CH

$101,450.84

Mr Brian Archer

$69,141.48

Mr John Armitage

$20,842.05

The Hon Peter Baldwin

$1,667.26

Mr Michael Baume AO

$33,731.40

The Hon Professor Peter Baume AO

$83,789.57

The Hon Kim Edward Beazley AO

$27,036.74

The Hon David Beddall

$54,125.81

The Hon Gordon Bilney

$246,276.11

The Hon Dr Neal Blewett AC

$77,523.72

The Hon Lionel Bowen AC

$42,820.40

Mr Ray Braithwaite OAM

$99,817.79

The Hon Laurie Brereton

$5,982.29

The Hon Bob Brown

$90,758.75

The Hon John Brown AO

$273,126.06

The Hon Neil Brown QC

$117,180.85

Mr Maxwell Burr

$114,225.67

Dame Nancy Buttfield DBE

$12,371.00

The Hon John Button

$84,247.31

The Hon Clyde Cameron AC

$26,745.20

Mr Donald Cameron AM

$55,878.93

Mr Graeme Campbell

$135,031.83

The Hon Sir John Carrick KCMG

$40,665.52

The Hon Dr Moses Cass

$89,788.07

The Hon Frederick M Chaney AO

$180,980.17

The Hon Donald Chipp AO

$52,765.35

Mr John Coates

$101,341.04

The Hon Barry Cohen

$38,507.00

The Hon Robert Collins AO

$6,179.85

Mr David Connolly AM

$55,298.45

The Hon Sir Robert Cotton KCMG AO

$76,792.08

The Hon Frank Crean

$34,643.40

Mr Manfred Cross AM

$78,268.82

The Hon Dr Rosemary Crowley

$27,960.16

The Hon John Dawkins AO

$291,221.20

Mr Peter Drummond

$91,754.73

The Hon Michael Duffy

$15,467.57

The Hon Peter Durack QC

$56,836.38

Dr Harold Edwards

$69,624.58

The Hon Keppel Enderby QC

$94,445.63

The Hon Gareth Evans AO QC

$5,308.37

The Hon Dr Douglas Everingham

$47,912.48

The Hon Sir Allen Fairhall KBE

$0.00

The Hon Wallace Fife

$103,897.40

The Hon Tim Fischer AC

$57,479.98

Mr Peter Fisher

$95,125.07

The Hon Dr Alexander Forbes CMG MC

$85,058.38

The Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH

$734,985.62

The Hon Ross Free

$33,514.63

The Hon Sir Victor Garland KBE

$4,834.00

The Hon Arthur Gietzelt AO

$32,522.99

Mr Bruce Goodluck AM

$131,935.92

The Hon Albert Grassby AM

$170,439.22

The Hon Alan Griffiths

$178,686.56

The Hon Dr Donald Grimes AO

$43,542.08

The Hon Dame Margaret Guilfoyle DBE

$51,709.87

Mr Steele Hall

$8,946.35

The Hon Gerard Hand

$35,386.23

The Hon Robert Hawke AC

$216,830.76

The Hon Bill Hayden AC

$76,979.89

The Hon Dr John Herron

$13,526.59

Mr Noel Hicks

$80,175.04

The Hon Clyde Holding

$56,807.95

Mr Colin Hollis

$3,348.46

The Hon Brian Howe AM

$82,975.32

The Hon Peter Howson CMG

$63,347.64

The Hon Ben Humphreys AM

$93,950.05

The Hon Ralph Hunt

$53,699.31

The Hon Christopher Hurford AO

$78,375.29

Mr Albert James

$26,575.43

Mr Donald Jessop

$83,027.20

The Hon Leslie Johnson AM

$87,799.30

The Hon Dr Barry Jones AO

$243,709.67

The Hon Paul Keating

$424,808.24

The Hon Ros Kelly AO

$147,037.98

The Hon Dr David Kemp

$0.00

The Hon John Kerin AM

$65,532.28

The Hon Sir James Killen KCMG AC

$159,206.66

Dr Richard Klugman

$9,058.36

The Hon Michael Lee

$14,759.93

Mr Bruce Lloyd

$144,968.53

Dr David MacGibbon

$65,436.69

The Hon Michael MacKellar

$101,819.23

The Hon Ian Macphee AO

$23,935.17

The Hon Dr Stephen Martin

$12,203.00

The Hon Douglas McClelland AC

$30,797.44

The Hon Jeannette McHugh

$2,621.39

The Hon Leo McLeay

$3,677.87

The Hon Thomas McVeigh

$167,088.46

Mr Percival Millar AM

$139,589.05

The Hon John Moore AO

$89,391.59

Mr Allan Morris

$9,912.82

The Hon Peter Morris

$44,008.72

The Hon William Morrison AO

$37,835.56

The Hon Jocelyn Newman

$34,129.30

The Hon Peter Nixon AO

$100,161.93

The Hon Warwick Parer AM

$29,606.41

The Hon Dr Rex Patterson

$73,580.89

The Hon Andrew Peacock AC

$65,937.18

The Hon Peter Rae AO

$97,378.48

The Hon Margaret Reid AO

$22,180.36

The Hon Peter Reith

$18,780.00

The Hon Margaret Reynolds

$156,562.95

The Hon Graham Richardson

$91,004.97

The Hon Ian Robinson

$24,064.25

Mr Allan Rocher

$17,920.68

The Hon Susan Ryan AO

$69,964.57

The Hon Chris Schacht

$37,401.25

The Hon Gordon Scholes AO

$16,451.77

The Hon Kerry Sibraa AO

$105,442.89

The Hon David Simmons

$56,775.79

The Rt Hon Ian Sinclair AC

$380,942.69

The Hon Peter Staples

$47,508.18

The Hon Anthony Street

$20,111.35

The Hon Kathy Sullivan

$21,100.19

Colonel The Hon Sir Reginald Swartz KBE MBE (MIL) ED

$64,342.42

Father the Hon Michael Tate AO

$139,933.60

Dr Baden Teague

$97,954.17

The Hon Dr Andrew Theophanous

$2,126.38

The Hon Robert Tickner

$66,295.32

Mr Michael Townley

$207,610.03

The Hon Tom Uren AO

$121,815.67

The Hon Robert Viner AO QC

$105,086.09

The Hon Peter Walsh AO

$55,252.88

Mrs Shirley Walters

$45,752.29

The Hon James Webster

$93,317.85

The Hon Stewart West

$90,557.03

The Hon John Wheeldon

$106,431.85

The Hon Gough Whitlam AC QC

$746,558.08

The Hon Daryl Williams AM QC

$6,308.02

The Hon Ralph Willis

$73,368.53

The Hon Ian Wilson

$136,930.54

The Rt Hon Reginald Withers

$120,314.46

The Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge

$68,513.36

The Hon Kenneth Wriedt

$121,506.22

The Hon Sir Harold Young KCMG

$86,792.27

No. of Life Gold Pass holders = 139

$12,073,268.91

(2)   (a) See table below. (b) This is public information and can be found in the Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia issued by the Department of Parliamentary Services. (c) See table below. 1,2

Name

Total (since 1 July 1994

Lady Nancy Gorton

$14,639.88

Lady Sonia McMahon

$9,534.89

Lady Jean Page

$5,095.00

No. of Widows of former Prime Ministers = 3

$29,269.77

(3)   (a) See table below. (b) This is public information and can be found in the Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia issued by the Department of Parliamentary Services. (c) See table below. 1,2

Name

Total (since 1 July 1994

Mrs Joan Armstrong

$0.00

Mrs Ida Arnold

$0.00

Mrs Jill Barnard

$18,531.30

Mrs Barbara Barnes

$0.00

Lady Mavis Chaney

$4,034.08

Lady Mary Downer

$96,101.62

Mrs Patricia Falkinder

$18,147.34

Mrs Patricia Fitzgerald

$16,044.52

Mrs Ada Lemmon

$18,269.99

The Hon Jocelyn Newman

$414.40

Mrs Elizabeth Osborne

$0.00

Lady Mary Paltridge

$4,382.00

Mrs Eileen Roberton

$10,795.41

Lady Beryl Turnbull

$0.00

No. of Widows of LGPHs = 14

$186,720.66

(2) (a)   See table below. (b) This is public information and can be found in the Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia issued by the Department of Parliamentary Services. (c) See table below. 1,2

Name

Total (since 1 July 1994

Lady Nancy Gorton

$14,639.88

Lady Sonia McMahon

$9,534.89

Lady Jean Page

$5,095.00

No. of Widows of former Prime Ministers = 3

$29,269.77

(3)   (a) See table below. (b) This is public information and can be found in the Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia issued by the Department of Parliamentary Services. (c) See table below. 1,2

Name

Total (since 1 July 1994

Mrs Joan Armstrong

$0.00

Mrs Ida Arnold

$0.00

Mrs Jill Barnard

$18,531.30

Mrs Barbara Barnes

$0.00

Lady Mavis Chaney

$4,034.08

Lady Mary Downer

$96,101.62

Mrs Patricia Falkinder

$18,147.34

Mrs Patricia Fitzgerald

$16,044.52

Mrs Ada Lemmon

$18,269.99

The Hon Jocelyn Newman

$414.40

Mrs Elizabeth Osborne

$0.00

Lady Mary Paltridge

$4,382.00

Mrs Eileen Roberton

$10,795.41

Lady Beryl Turnbull

$0.00

No. of Widows of LGPHs = 14

$186,720.66

(3) (a)   See table below. (b) This is public information and can be found in the Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia issued by the Department of Parliamentary Services. (c) See table below. 1,2

Name

Total (since 1 July 1994

Mrs Joan Armstrong

$0.00

Mrs Ida Arnold

$0.00

Mrs Jill Barnard

$18,531.30

Mrs Barbara Barnes

$0.00

Lady Mavis Chaney

$4,034.08

Lady Mary Downer

$96,101.62

Mrs Patricia Falkinder

$18,147.34

Mrs Patricia Fitzgerald

$16,044.52

Mrs Ada Lemmon

$18,269.99

The Hon Jocelyn Newman

$414.40

Mrs Elizabeth Osborne

$0.00

Lady Mary Paltridge

$4,382.00

Mrs Eileen Roberton

$10,795.41

Lady Beryl Turnbull

$0.00

No. of Widows of LGPHs = 14

$186,720.66

(4)   In August 1996 the then Minister for Administrative Services wrote to all Life Gold Pass Holders advising them that, consistent with the Government’s policy, ‘…frequent flyer points gained from travel at Government expense should be used to reduce the cost to the Commonwealth of retired Parliamentarians accessing Life Gold Pass entitlements…’.

(5)   $10,205,935.79 and $32,164.14 (1 January 2001 to 8 February 2005). Prior to 1 January 2001, travel undertaken by redeeming frequent flyer points was not costed.

1 This archived data has been derived from the entitlement management system that was in place within the Department until September 1999. Due to the nature of the archiving process and its technical limitations, the Department is unable to guarantee the accuracy of the information.

2 Data for expenditure prior to 1 July 1994 is not available.

1 This archived data has been derived from the entitlement management system that was in place within the Department until September 1999. Due to the nature of the archiving process and its technical limitations, the Department is unable to guarantee the accuracy of the information.

2 Data for expenditure prior to 1 July 1994 is not available.

1 This archived data has been derived from the entitlement management system that was in place within the Department until September 1999. Due to the nature of the archiving process and its technical limitations, the Department is unable to guarantee the accuracy of the information.

2 Data for expenditure prior to 1 July 1994 is not available.

1 This archived data has been derived from the entitlement management system that was in place within the Department until September 1999. Due to the nature of the archiving process and its technical limitations, the Department is unable to guarantee the accuracy of the information.

2 Data for expenditure prior to 1 July 1994 is not available.