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Monday, 19 September 1994
Page: 941

(Question No. 1564)


Senator Vanstone asked the Minister representing the Minister for Administrative Services, upon notice, on 12 July 1994:

  (1) At the time of leaving Parliament, what was the amount of outstanding private travel expenses owed to the Commonwealth by Senator Richardson.

  (2) What are the details as to how that amount was calculated and, in particular, if the amount is made up of monies owing from more than one trip made by the Senator, how much is owing from each trip and for what was that money expended.

  (3) On what dates did the department contact Senator Richardson by mail or otherwise, seeking payment of the funds.

  (4) On what dates were payments made, and how much was each payment.


Senator McMullan —The Minister for Administrative Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) $224.34

  (2)—

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Brazil and the USA Dec 1988/Jan 1989 Personal costs A$79.35

H/Kong & Sth Korea Sept 1988 Personal costs A$76.54

USA, UK, France & Hong Kong March 1992 Personal costs A$68.45

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  (3) May 1994

  (4) 13/5/94 A$76.54; 30/5/94 A$147.80