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Monday, 26 November 2012
Page: 13398

Finance and Deregulation: Staff Travel

(Question No. 1097)

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

For (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, and (d) 2011-12, what was the total cost of overseas travel for departmental staff.

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

The total cost of overseas travel for departmental staff was:

(a) 2008-09 - $940,298

(b) 2009-10 - $818,725

(c) 2010-11 - $564,561

(d) 2011-12 - $448,926 (As at 31 May 2012)

In response to my announcement on 25 September 2012, Finance is further constraining air travel as far as practical.