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Monday, 21 February 2011
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Mr Briggs asked the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, in writing, on 25 November 2010:

(1)   How many (a) mobile phones, (b) blackberries and (c) iPads are currently allocated to the (i) Minister, and (ii) the Minister’s ministerial staff.

(2)   In respect of mobile phone usage between (a) 3 December 2007 and 24 November 2010, and (b) 24 June 2010 and 24 November 2010, what was the total cost for (a) the Minister, and (b) the Minister’s ministerial staff.

(3)   For each month since December 2007, what was the cost of mobile phone usage for each mobile phone account allocated to the (a) Minister, and (b) Minister’s ministerial staff.


Mr Bowen (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is:

(1)  

(a)   Two. These mobile phones are provided to the Minister by the Department of Finance and Deregulation (DoFD) as part of the Minister’s entitlements as a Member of Parliament. (ii) Nil; (b) (i) One (ii) 13; (c) (i) One (ii) Nil.

(2)  

(a)   Minister- $5,143.12. Minister’s ministerial staff - N/A. (b) Minister - $518.12. Minister’s ministerial staff - N/A

(3)  

(a)   Refer to Attachment A. (b) N/A Attachment A Monthly Mobile Phone Usage from 3 December 2007 to 24 November 2010

December 2007

$191.38

January 2008

$154.30

February 2008

$88.06

March 2008

$28.78

April 2008

$187.93

May 2008

$150.20

June 2008

$35.54

July 2008

$193.11

August 2008

$125.61

September 2008

$364.58

October 2008

$136.45

November 2008

$79.08

December 2008

$124.47

January 2009

$604.68

February 2009

$396.83

March 2009

$159.22

April 2009

$145.78

May 2009

$431.12

June 2009

$252.71

July 2009

$174.25

August 2009

$268.85

September 2009

$153.89

October 2009

$178.18

November 2009

Nil

December 2009

Nil

January 2010

Nil

February 2010

Nil

March 2010

Nil

April 2010

Nil

May 2010

Nil

June 2010

Nil

July 2010

Nil

August 2010

Nil

September 2010

Nil

October 2010

$342.83

November 2010

$175.29