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Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Page: 8852

Prime Minister and Cabinet

(Question No. 1082)


Mr Briggs asked the Prime Minister, 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.


Ms Gillard: I am advised that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) For the period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009, the total cost of overseas travel for departmental staff was $710,151 (GST exclusive).

(b) For the period 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010, the total cost of overseas travel for departmental staff was $800,218 (GST exclusive).

(c) For the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011, the total cost of overseas travel for departmental staff was $1,046,466 (GST exclusive).

(d) For the period 1 July 2011 to 31 May 2012, the total cost of overseas travel for departmental staff was $883,219 (GST exclusive).

Note - Travel costs for the Arts and Sports Group and National Mental Health Commission have not been included in this response. They will be answered separately by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport and the National Mental Health Commission respectively.