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Thursday, 13 August 2009
Page: 4965

Senator Cash asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education and Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, upon notice, on 11 June 2009:

Can details be provided of any overseas visits or meetings Ms Natalie James, the Department’s Chief Counsel/Group Manager for Workplace Relations Legal, has undertaken or attended at government expense since her appointment in the position, including:

(a)   the purpose of each visit/meeting;

(b)   the countries visited;

(c)   the location of each meeting;

(d)   the class of travel undertaken by Ms James for each overseas visit and the costs of each airfare and other ancillary or incidental transport;

(e)   the name, location, and cost of the accommodation and any incidental costs utilised during the overseas visits; and

(f)   who accompanied Ms James on each of these overseas visits.

Senator Arbib (Minister for Employment Participation and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Government Service Delivery) —The Minister for Education and Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations has provided the answer to the honourable senator’s question:

Since taking up the position of Chief Legal Counsel of the Workplace Relations Legal Group, Ms James has travelled once. Ms James’ travel entitlements are governed by the DEEWR Travel Policy and details are as follows:

1.   Ms James travelled to London from 4 to 14 June 2009 to participate in the second module of the ‘Leadership Across Borders’ program run by the Australian Public Service Commission. The cost of the trip was $12,727.