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Monday, 23 November 2015
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Attorney-General's Department: Departmental Staff Domestic and International Travel

(Question No. 1226)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, in writing, on 17 August 2015:

(1) In 2014-15, what sum was spent on (a) domestic travel, and (b) international travel, for departmental staff. (2) Of this, (a) on what dates, and to what locations, did the Minister travel, (b) how many departmental staff accompanied the Minister on this travel, and (c) for what purpose was the travel.

Mr Keenan: The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) The total costs for departmental staff travel are provided in the table below.


Total Cost

(a) Domestic staff Travel


(b) International staff travel


Attorney-General's Department total



(2) The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, has undertaken five (5) official overseas ministerial visits.

(a) Date and Location

(b) number of Departmental staff

Purpose of travel

July 2014 London


Attend Quintet Meeting of Attorneys General and meet with counterpart Attorneys-General

February 2015 London


Attend Five Country Ministerial (FCM) Meeting and meet with ministerial counterparts from the US, Canada, UK and New Zealand

February 2015 Washington



Attend the White House CVE Summit and meet with relevant key counterparts in relation to national security, counter terrorism and intelligence

April 2015 London


Attend Anzac Day Centenary events on behalf of the Australian Government

May 2015 Venice & Rome


Open the new Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and meet with relevant key counterparts in Rome in relation to culture and the arts; national security and countering violent extremism; people smuggling; and anti-corruption.


The Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism, the Hon Michael Keenan MP, has undertaken Four (4) official overseas ministerial visits.

(a) Date and Location

(b) number of Departmental staff

Purpose of travel

August 2014 Jakarta, Semarang & Denpasar


Meet with relevant Indonesian ministerial and key counterparts in Jakarta, Semarang and Denpasar, and attend 10th Anniversary of the joint Australian-Indonesian Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) in Semarang

November 2014

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Monte Carlo, London, The Hague, Amsterdam, Kiev, Ankara



Lead Australian delegation to the Ministerial Meeting to open the 83rd Annual INTERPOL General Assembly in Monaco and to meet with relevant ministerial counterparts in each country to discuss issues in relation to law enforcement, cooperation and capability development, national security, and combating transnational and organised crime.

December 2014 Port Moresby


Attend Australia-Papua New Guinea Ministerial Forum (APNGMF)


March 2015

Tokyo, Hong Kong



Lead the Australian delegation to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3WCDRR) hosted by the United Nations and the Government of Japan and meet with relevant counterparts in attendance at the event.

Meet with Hong Kong counterparts to discuss transnational crime, law enforcement cooperation and anti-corruption