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Monday, 23 November 2015
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Venue Hire: Shangri-la Hotel Jakarta

(Question No. 1591)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Trade and Investment, in writing, on 12 October 2015:

In respect of the $21,972.00 tender to Shangri-la Hotel Jakarta for 'Venue Hire for the OZMINE Conference and Networking Dinner' (CN3293410), (a) how many (i) Ministerial staff, and (ii) departmental staff, attended the conference and its associated events, (b) what outcomes were achieved, and (c) what was the itemised budget for (i) meals, (ii) travel, and (iii) other allowances.

Mr Robb: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) (i) Nil.

(ii) Three Austrade staff from Australian Embassy Jakarta and two staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, participated in support of the conference.

(b) The 2015 Ozmine Conference promoted Australian mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies. The conference successfully provided an opportunity for companies to: showcase their products and services; learn about opportunities for participating in Indonesian mining value-chains; and understand recent developments in mining policy and regulation in Indonesia. The conference also facilitated introductions for Australian companies to leading Indonesian miners and mining contractors. Indonesia is now the number one export destination for Australian METS.

(c) (i) Conference dinner for 100 persons cost 56,265,000 IRp (approximately $5,700 at current exchange). Other catering costs (for lunch, morning and afternoon tea) were packaged with venue hire and conference facilities. Cost was budgeted on 200 attendees at 750,000 IRp per person (approximately $76 per person at current exchange).

(ii) Nil.

(iii) Nil.