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Wednesday, 15 June 2011
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Defence: Hospitality

(Question No. 524)

Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 21 March 2011:

With reference to the answer provided to Question on Notice No's. 117-119:

(1) Who attended the Chief of Navy official end of year reception function on 14 December 2010.

(2) What was the cost per head for this function.

(3) What was the official purpose of this function.

(4) Who approved the expenditure.

Senator Chris Evans: The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:


Total Defence personnel: 120

Total attendees external to Defence: 80

Invitees included:

ADF 3 Stars and Deputies

ADF Group Heads

Retired and Reserve Admirals

Command Warrant Officers

Defence Academy Midshipmen

Defence/Naval Attaches

2010 Peter Mitchell Prize winners

2010 CN Commendation Award recipients

2010 CN Sword recipient

2010 Faces of Navy's value posters

Industry Heads (BAE, Raytheon, ASC, CEA, Thales, Navy Health) and

Association Heads (Naval Association, Naval Historical Society, Returned Services League of Australia).

(2) $21.34 per head.

(3) An event where Navy prize winners, senior serving and retired Defence personnel, members of the Navy, senior Industry figures and others involved in various Navy-related associations are brought together in an informal setting to acknowledge their support to Navy throughout the year.

(4) Chief of Navy's approved delegate, Director General Navy Business and Governance (DGNGB).