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Notice given 22 December 2006

2954  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister—With reference to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2007 taskforce on travel expenses:

(1) Of the $683 000 spent by the taskforce on travel between July 2005 and May 2006, how much was spent on: (a) domestic travel; and (b) international travel.

(2) With reference to the spending on international travel in paragraph (1): (a) which countries were visited and on how many occasions; (b) how many staff travelled on each trip; and (c) what was the class of air travel.

(3) Of the $524 000 spent by the taskforce on travel between June 2006 and October 2006 (inclusive), how much of this total was spent on: (a) domestic travel; and (b) international travel.

(4) With reference to the spending on international travel in paragraph (3): (a) which countries were visited and on how many occasions; (b) how many staff travelled on each trip; and (c) what was the class of air travel.

(5) From November 2006 to the time the taskforce is disbanded, what is the budget of the taskforce for: (a) domestic travel; and (b) international travel.

2955  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister representing the Attorney-General—With reference to funding for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC):

(1) How many staff of the department are working on preparations for APEC 2007.

(2) How much was spent on travel (including all transport, accommodation, food and beverages, per diem and other costs) by staff of the department working on preparations for APEC 2007 for:

(a) domestic travel for the period up to and including May 2006;

 

 (b) international travel for the period up to and including May 2006, including a breakdown of: (i) international destinations visited, (ii) the number of trips to each destination, and (iii) the class of travel;

(c) domestic travel for the period from 1 June 2006 to 31 October 2006; and

(d) international travel for the period from 1 June 2006 to 31 October 2006 including a breakdown of: (i) international destinations visited, (ii) the number of trips to each destination, and (iii) the class of travel.