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Monday, 9 February 2015
Page: 243

Attorney-General's Department: Staff Overseas Travel

(Question No. 435)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, in writing, on 22 September 2014:

Since 7 September 2013, In respect of departmental staff overseas travel since 7 September 2013, what (a) was the total cost, (b) is the breakdown of this cost ie, airfares, accommodation, hospitality, official passports and minor incidentals, and (c) was the travel for.


Ms Julie Bishop: The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(a) was the total cost, $2,102,106.87

(b) breakdown of costs

overseas airfares

$1,315,072.97

travel and incidental allowance

$312,469.52

overseas accommodation

$439,624.25

overseas car/taxi hire

$34,940.13

(c) To provide further detail would involve an unreasonable diversion of departmental resources.