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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
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Finance and Deregulation: Credit Card Breaches

(Question No. 918)


Mr Briggs asked the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, in writing, on 20 March 2012:

In respect of departmental credit card use in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, and (c) 2010-11, (i) how many times has the use of a credit card breached departmental guidelines, (ii) what was the dollar value of each breach, and what sum was repaid in each instance, and (iii) were any employees disciplined for such breaches.


Mr Swan: The Minister for Finance and Deregulation has supplied the following answer to the honourable member's question:

Year

Number of Breaches of Departmental Guidelines

Dollar Value of each Breach

2008-09

4

$50.00, $79.20, $119.00, $275.32

2009-10

4

$5.60, $18.78, $53.94, $424.71

2010-11

4

$34.90, $38.17, $421.40, $806.99

In all instances the breaches resulted from accidental use with all amounts repaid. Employees concerned were advised of their responsibilities as credit card holders and reminded of their obligations under the Chief Executive Instructions and Operational Guidelines.