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Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Page: 190

Defence: Corporate Credit Cards

(Question No. 691)

Mr Briggs asked the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 13 October 2011:

How many credit cards are currently issued to his departmental staff, and what was the total cost of the transactions made on such cards in 2010-11.

Mr Stephen Smith: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

In 2010-11, Defence and Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) had 70,061 corporate credit cards on issue, with a total spend of $597 million comprising 1.86 million individual transactions.

Defence and DMO use two types of corporate credit cards; the Defence Purchasing Card (DPC) which had 6,682 cards on issue with a total spend of $288 million, comprising 336,611 transactions and the Defence Travel Card (DTC) which had 63,379 cards on issue with a total spend of $309.4 million comprising 1,522,911 transactions.