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Wednesday, 4 May 1994
Page: 257

(Question No. 1124)


Senator Newman asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 1 March 1994:

  (1) What amount was debited by the Minister to his/her taxpayer-funded credit card from the election in March 1993 to 30 June 1993 and also from 1 July 1993 to 28 February 1994.

  (2) Please provide a breakdown by month and by category of expenditure, for example, meals, accommodation, flowers and gifts, for the amount referred to in (1).


Senator Robert Ray —the Minister for Industrial Relations has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) March 1993 to 30 June 1993—$418.81

1 July to 28 February 1994—$352.55

(2) Period Month Amount Category

March 1993—30 June 1993 June 418.81 Meals*

1 July 1993—28 February

1994 August 284.90 Meals*

September 67.65 Photographic supplies

(Reimbursed by Minister)

*Meal costs incurred for official hospitality