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Wednesday, 4 May 1994
Page: 258

(Question No. 1130)

Senator Newman asked the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, upon notice, on 2 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 Faulkner —The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has not been issued with a Commonwealth Credit card.

  (2) Not applicable.

  In respect of the period I was Minister for Veterans' Affairs the answer to question (1) is Nil and (2) is Not Applicable.