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Department of the Senate—Inter-Parliamentary Union—Travel expenditure, 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, dated September 2017


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September 2017

Expenditure on Inter-Parliamentary Union travel 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017 This document contains details of travel allowances paid to senators and members by the Department of the Senate (the Department) for overseas travel during the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. The Department pays these allowances in relation to travel associated with official Inter-Parliamentary Union delegations.

Other travel expenditure and allowances are the responsibility of the Department of Finance, including airfares when Inter-Parliamentary Union delegations also undertake bilateral visits.

All figures are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Senator/ Member

Purpose of visit

Travel dates

Airfares^ ($)

Travel

allowance* ($)

Total ($)

Senator Cory Bernardi

131st IPU Assembly - Geneva, Switzerland 11 to 17 October 2014 **

5,089 - 5,089

Delegation total 5,089 - 5,089

Senator Sue Lines 133rd IPU Assembly - Geneva, Switzerland 16 to 22 October 2015

10,105 - 10,105

Senator Glenn Sterle 133rd IPU Assembly - Geneva, Switzerland 16 to 22 October 2015

10,018 - 10,018

Ms Louise Markus MP 133rd IPU Assembly - Geneva, Switzerland

16 to 22 October 2015 14,542 - 14,542

Mr Philip Ruddock MP 133rd IPU Assembly - Geneva, Switzerland

16 to 22 October 2015 9,145 - 9,145

Delegation total 43,810 - 43,810

Senator Cory Bernardi

134th IPU Assembly - Lusaka, Zambia 18 to 23 March 2016

7,853 - 7,853

Mr Laurie Ferguson MP 134th IPU Assembly - Lusaka, Zambia

18 to 23 March 2016 11,561 - 11,561

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Senator/ Member

Purpose of visit

Travel dates

Airfares^ ($)

Travel

allowance* ($)

Total ($)

Senator Sue Lines 134th IPU Assembly - Lusaka, Zambia 18 to 23 March 2016

7,849 - 7,849

Ms Nola Marino MP 134th IPU Assembly - Lusaka, Zambia 18 to 23 March 2016

10,819 - 10,819

Delegation total 38,082 - 38,082

Senator Alex Gallacher

135th IPU Assembly - Geneva, Switzerland 22 to 27 October 2016

6,907 1,027 7,934

Senator Ian Macdonald

135th IPU Assembly - Geneva, Switzerland 22 to 27 October 2016

7,632 1,007 8,639

Ms Nola Marino MP 135th IPU Assembly - Geneva, Switzerland 22 to 27 October 2016

6,907 1,027 7,934

Senator Glenn Sterle 135th IPU Assembly - Geneva, Switzerland 22 to 27 October 2016

6,907 1,027 7,934

Delegation total 28,353 4,088 32,441

TOTAL

115,334 4,088 119,422

This report discloses amounts paid by the department during the reporting period.

^ An additional amount related to the 131st IPU assembly was paid during 2016-17. Other airfares and travel allowances related to the 131st IPU were reported in 2014-15.

* Travel allowances related to the 133rd and 134th IPU assemblies were reported in 2015-16.

** Invoice only received on 25 November 2016.