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Monday, 15 June 2009
Page: 6065


Mr Ciobo asked the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, in writing, on 19 March 2009:

(1)   From 3 December 2007 to 19 March 2009: (a) how many and what percentage of payments made by the Minister’s department to small businesses were not made within (i) 30, and (ii) 60 days of receipt of the goods or services and an invoice; and (b) what was the average time lapsed between invoice received and payments made by the Minister’s department to small businesses.


Mr Tanner (Minister for Finance and Deregulation) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)  

(a)   Please refer to the below table for details of payments made between 1 July 2007 and 30 June 2008.

 

TOTAL not paid within 30 days

TOTAL not paid within 60 days

Number of invoices

126

18

% of invoices by number

1.06%

0.15%

(1)  

(b)   For payments made between 1 July 2007 and 30 June 2008 the average time lapsed between invoice received and payments made by the Minister’s Department to small businesses was 17 days.