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Notice given 25 November 2008

969  Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Special Minister of State ( transferred to the Minister representing the Prime Minister on 10 December 2008 )—With reference to the 2008 Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Audit into the management of credit cards at four Commonwealth departments and agencies (report no. 37 of 2007-08, Management of credit cards) :

(1) For the 2008 calendar year, how many credit card transactions were subject to the ANAO audit

(2) For the 2008 calendar year: (a) how many instances did ANAO discover where Commonwealth credit card purchases were split in order to acquire goods and/or services that were in excess of the cardholder’s transaction limits; and (b) for each instance, can an itemised list be provided of: (i) the goods and services that were acquired, and (ii) the name of the agency where the purchases were made.

(3) (a) For the 2008 calendar year, how many violations of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (the Act) using Commonwealth credit cards were discovered by ANAO; and (b) how many of these violations involved breaches of Section 60 of the Act.

(4) For the 2008 calendar year, how many violations of the Act were committed by each of the four agencies audited.

(5) Can an itemised list be provided of the items or services purchased through improper use of Commonwealth credit cards that were discovered in the audit.

(6) For the 2008 calendar year: (a) how many violations of Order 2.5 of the Act were discovered by the audit; and (b) what percentage of incidents violated: (i) section 60, and (ii) Order 2.5, of the Act.

(7) For the 2008 calendar year, can an itemised list be provided of goods and services acquired by all misuse of Commonwealth credit cards.

Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 970-1003)—

(1) How many Commonwealth credit cards have been issued to departmental and agency staff within the Minister’s portfolio.

(2) How many Commonwealth credit cards have been issued to departmental and agency staff that fall within the responsibility of the Minister’s associated Parliamentary Secretary or Secretaries.

(3) Within the Minister’s portfolio, how many Commonwealth credit cards have been issued to: (a) staff employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 ; (b) the Minister; and (c) the Minister’s associated Parliamentary Secretary or Secretaries.

(4) For each Commonwealth credit card issued in (3) above, what was the date of its issue.

( In substitution for question published in Notice Paper of 26 November 2008 .)

970 Minister representing the Prime Minister

 

 974 Minister representing the Treasurer

975 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

976 Special Minister of State

977 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

978 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

980 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

982 Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation

984 Minister for Climate Change and Water

986 Minister representing the Attorney-General

987 Minister for Human Services

991 Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs

992 Minister representing the Assistant Treasurer ( transferred to the Minister representing the Treasurer on 10 December 2008 )

993 Minister representing the Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs ( transferred to the Minister representing the Treasurer on 10 December 2008 )

999 Minister representing the Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy

1000 Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law ( transferred to the Minister representing the Treasurer on 10 December 2008 )

1001 Minister representing the Minister for Ageing

1003 Minister representing the Minister for Sport

Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1004-1037)— Has the Minister or any associated Parliamentary Secretary travelled overseas on parliamentary or ministerial business since 25 November 2007; if so, for each trip:

(1) What was the purpose.

(2) How many nights were spent overseas.

(3) What were the dates and venues.

(4) How many meetings did the Minister or Parliamentary Secretary attend.

(5) How many departmental and/or personal ministerial staff accompanied the Minister or Parliamentary Secretary.

(6) What was the aggregate cost.

(7) Can an itemised account be provided of the costs for the following: (a) transportation; (b) travel allowance; (c) accommodation; (d) meals; and (e) other expenses, paid for by the Commonwealth in relation to the Minister, Parliamentary Secretary and their staff.

1004 Minister representing the Prime Minister

1005 Minister representing the Minister for Education

1006 Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

1007 Minister representing the Minister for Social Inclusion

1008 Minister representing the Treasurer

1009 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

1010 Special Minister of State

1011 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

1012 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

 

 1013 Minister representing the Minister for Defence

1014 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

1015 Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

1017 Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

1018 Minister for Climate Change and Water

1019 Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

1020 Minister representing the Attorney-General

1021 Minister for Human Services

1022 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1023 Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy

1024 Minister representing the Minister for Tourism

1025 Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs

1026 Minister representing the Assistant Treasurer

1027 Minister representing the Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs

1028 Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

1029 Minister representing the Minister for Housing

1030 Minister representing the Minister for the Status of Women

1031 Minister representing the Minister for Employment Participation ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Education on 9 December 2008 )

1032 Minister representing the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Defence on 27 November 2008 )

1033 Minister representing the Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy

1034 Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law

1035 Minister representing the Minister for Ageing

1036 Minister representing the Minister for Youth ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Education on 9 December 2008 )

1037 Minister representing the Minister for Sport