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Monday, 9 February 2015
Page: 282

Finance and Deregulation: Staff Travel

(Question No. 615)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Minister for Finance, in writing, on 14 November 2014:

(1) In respect of the cabinet meeting held in Melbourne on Tuesday, 19 August 2014, what was the total cost of flights for (a) Ministers, and (b) ministerial staff.

(2) Did any (a) Ministers, and (b) ministerial staff, travel in business class; if so, how many.

(3) What was the total cost of (a) travel allowance, and (b) ground transport, for (i) Ministers, and (ii) ministerial staff.

Mr Hockey: The Minister for Finance has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) (a) $2,431.10

(b) $1,376.69

(2) Yes, the Minister for Finance and one ministerial staff member travelled in business class.

(3) (a) (i) $432.00

      (ii) $362.00

(b) (i) $156.21

      (ii) $149.00