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Wednesday, 29 June 1994
Page: 2359

(Question No. 602)


Senator Calvert asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 21 September 1993:

  (1) For what purposes were venues hired through Southern Pacific Hotels by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) during the 1992-93 financial year, with amounts of $4705.50 paid on 19 November 1992 and $4,467.20 paid on 15 February 1993.

  (2) What did the hire price include.

  (3) What other venues have been hired by the ATO in the financial years: (a) 1992-93; and (b) 1993-94 to date.

  (4) For what purposes have these venues been hired.

  (5) What does the hire price include.

  (6) What further venues have been hired for the remainder of the 1993-94 financial year.

  (7) For what purposes have these venues been hired.

  (8) What does the hire price include.


Senator Cook —The Assistant Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) The venues were hired for the purpose of holding Sales Tax training programs.

  (2) The hire price for both functions included:

  Room hire; catering, ie morning and afternoon teas, and lunches; and other equipment such as flip charts, whiteboards.

  (3)-(8) The response to the remainder of the questions have been provided in table form (130 pages). A copy of these tables has been provided to the honourable senator. Further copies are available from the Senate Table Office.