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Monday, 19 October 2015
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Department of the Environment: Departmental Staff Domestic and International Travel

(Question No. 1237 (amended))


Mr Conroy asked the Minister for the Environment, 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 Hunt: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

This is an amended answer. In the original answer, the Department of the Environment overstated international travel by $243,785 and understated domestic travel by $243,785.

The amended answer is as follows:

(1) In 2014-15 the Department spent:

(a) $5,006,415 (GST inclusive) on domestic travel, and

(b) $1,951,690 (GST inclusive where applicable) on international travel for departmental staff.

(2) The table below outlines international travel where departmental staff accompanied the Minister. To attempt to provide information for domestic travel would involve an unreasonable diversion of departmental resources.

(a) Dates

(a) Locations

(b) Number

(c) Purpose

13/9/2014 to 19/9/2014

Portorož, Slovenia

4

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Zagreb, Croatia

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

Belgrade, Serbia

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

Berlin, Germany

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

Frankfurt, Germany

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

16/12/2014 to 21/12/2014

Manila, Philippines

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

Hanoi, Vietnam

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

26/01/2015 to 31/01/2015

Lisbon, Portugal

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

Berlin, Germany

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

Helsinki, Finland

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

Warsaw, Poland

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

15/02/2015 to 21/02/2015

Port of Spain, Jamaica

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

Santiago de Chile, Colombia

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

Lima, Peru

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

09/03/2015 to 13/03/2015

Tokyo, Japan

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

Seoul, Korea

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

New Delhi, India

1

World Heritage Committee, Great Barrier Reef

28/06/2015 to 04/07/2015

Bonn, Germany

4

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