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Monday, 27 February 2012
Page: 2030

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs: Corporate Credit Cards

(Question No. 767)


Mr Briggs asked the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, in writing, on 24 November 2011:

In (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, and (c) 2009-10, (i) how many corporate credit cards were issued to departmental staff, and (ii) what was the total cost of all transactions made on these corporate credit cards.


Ms Macklin: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The number of corporate credit cards issued to departmental staff varies from day-to-day due to staff movements, machinery of government changes, cards no longer being required and new cards being issued on a business needs basis. Changes in numbers are also occasioned throughout the year by the issue of replacement cards on expiration date. To provide an accurate comparison across financial years, 30 June was used as a point in time to determine the number of active corporate credit cards and the financial year expenditure.

(a) As at 30 June 2008, my Department had 951 active credit cards.

(b) As at 30 June 2009, my Department had 1012 active credit cards.

(c) As at 30 June 2010, my Department had 1078 active credit cards.

(i) All corporate credit cards were issued to departmental staff.

(ii) The total cost of all transactions made on these corporate credit cards as at 30 June was:

2007-08

$6,298,052

2008-09

$7,142,269

2009-10

$7,407,076