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Tuesday, 10 May 1994
Page: 553

(Question No. 1114)


Senator Newman asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, 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 Cook —The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) & (2) The following figures relate only to Mr Dawkins' tenure as Treasurer. Mr Willis did not spend anything on his credit card from commencement of his tenure till 28 February 1994.

Date/Category Official Entertainment Freight & Cartage

March 1993—30 June 1993

Apr `93 155.75 8.50

Jun `93 34.50

Total 190.25 8.50

1 July 1993—28 February 1994

Sep `93 28.80

Nov `93 35.00

Dec `93 719.90

Total 783.70