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Thursday, 29 October 2009
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Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 16 June 2009:

(1) (a)   Can an itemised list be provided of how much the department has spent on hospitality since 24 November 2007; and (b) of this, how much was spent on alcohol.

(2)   For each Minister and any associated parliamentary secretary. (a) can an itemised list be provided of how much each office has spent on hospitality since 24 November 2007; and (b) of this, how much was spent on alcohol.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The Prime Minister has provided the following amended answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   A response to this question appeared in the Hansard on 4 September 2009. An amended response providing details of expenditure on official hospitality since 24 November 2007 is in the attached table.

(2)   Nil.

Date

Host

Nature of function

Location

Alcohol

Other Costs

Total Costs

03/12/2007

Kevin Rudd

Reception on the occasion of the Swearing-in of the Rudd Ministry^

The Lodge, Canberra

N/A

N/A

$7,762

09/12/2007

Kevin Rudd

Working luncheon in honour of the Rt Hon Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand

Private Residence

$172

$610

$782

17/12/2007

Kevin Rudd

Reception for members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery^

The Lodge, Canberra

N/A

N/A

$7,157

06/01/2008

Kevin Rudd

Reception on the occasion of the visit to Australia by the US Congressional Delegation led by HofR Majority Leader Steny Hoyer

Kirribilli House, Kirribilli, Sydney

$827

$497

$1,324

10/01/2008

Kevin Rudd

Reception on the occasion of the visit to Australia by the US Congressional Delegation led by HofR Majority Whip James Clyburn

Kirribilli House, Kirribilli, Sydney

$417

$245

$662

23/01/2008

Kevin Rudd

Luncheon in honour of the Honourable Dr Derek Sikua MP, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands

Prime Minister’s Dining Room, Parliament House, canberra

$231

$1,175

$1,406

25/01/2008

Kevin Rudd

Morning tea in honour of the 2008 Australian of the Year National Finalists

The Lodge, Canberra

$0

$804

$804

26/01/2008

Kevin Rudd

Australia Day Reception

The Lodge, Canberra

$1,855

$6,250

$8,105

29/01/2008

Kevin Rudd

Reception on the occasion of The Prime Minister’s XI versus Sri Lanka Cricket Match

The Lodge, Canberra

$1,429

$5,000

$6,429

30/01/2008

Kevin Rudd

Luncheon on the occasion of The Prime Minister’s XI versus Sri Lanka Cricket Match

The Sir Donald Bradman Stand, Manuka Oval, Canberra

$981

$9,111

$10,092

02/02/2008

PM&C

APEC Seminars

State Library of NSW

$0

$2,777

$2,777

05/02/2008

Stephen Smith

Luncheon in honour of His Excellency Mr Yang Jiechi, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of the People’s Republic of China

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$270

$1,585

$1,855

05/02/2008

Kevin Rudd

Breakfast meeting with the Prime Minister of Australia and Mr Yang Jiechi, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of the People’s Republic of China

Prime Minister’s Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$0

$745

$745

08/02/2008

Kim Carr

Luncheon in honour of His Excellency Shri Kapil Sibal Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences in the Government of India

East Tower Suite

$0

$2,282

$2,282

11/02/2008

Ms Rein

Parliamentary Partners and Childrens Garden Party

The Lodge, Canberra

$610

$2,790

$3,400

13/02/2008

Kevin Rudd

Morning tea on the occasion of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

Members’ Hall, Parliament House

$0

$24,648

$24,648

18/02/2008

Stephen Smith

Dinner in honour of His Excellency Mr Zacarias Albano da Costa Minister of Foreign Affairs Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$254

$1,528

$1,782

23/02/2008

Kevin Rudd

Dinner on the occasion of the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations

The Lodge, Canberra

$1,036

$1,200

$2,236

27/02/2008

Kevin Rudd

Luncheon in honour of the Right Honourable Helen Clarke MP, Prime Minister of New Zealand

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$276

$2,098

$2,374

27/03/2008

Joel

Fitzgibbon

Luncheon in honour of the Honourable Dr Juwono Sudarsono, Minister for Defence in the Government of the Republic of Indonesia

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$203

$2,136

$2,339

18/04/2008

Kevin Rudd

Australia 2020 Dinner

The Lodge, Canberra

$511

$595

$1,106

22/04/2008

PM&C

Official Hospitlity - Indonesian visit

Canberra

$143

$1,033

$1,176

14/05/2008

Stephen Smith

Dinner in honour of Representative Park Geun-hye, Former Chairperson of the ruling Grand National Party, Republic of Korea

House of Representatives Alcove, Parliament House, Canberra

$507

$2,077

$2,584

23/05/2008

Kevin Rudd

Luncheon in honour of the Honourable Dr Fred Sevele, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum

Prime Minister’s Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$168

$850

$1,018

26/05/2008

Simon Crean

Luncheon in honour of His Excellency Dr Nam Viyaketh MP, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$335

$1,105

$1,440

26/05/2008

Anthony

Albanese

Luncheon in honour of the Honourable Sri Praful Patel, Minister of Civil Aviation in the Government of India

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$174

$1,210

$1,384

30/05/2008

PM&C

Refreshments for Ministerial Meeting on Electoral Reform with Commonwealth, State and Territory ministers

Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Sydney

$0

$534

$534

20/06/2008

Kevin Rudd

Luncheon in honour of His Excellency Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati

Prime Minister’s Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$146

$769

$915

04/07/2008

Kevin Rudd

Luncheon in honour of the HonourableTuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa

Prime Minister’s Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$156

$746

$902

11/07/2008

PM&C

Update on Lowy Institute perspective on foreign policy

Kanoba Restaurant Hotel Realm, Canberra

$0

$59

$59

16/07/2008

Kevin Rudd

Luncheon in honour of the Honourable Apisai Ielemia, Prime Minister of Tuvalu

Premier’s Room, Hotel Inter.Continental, Sydney

$135

$1,445

$1,580

30/07/2008

Simon Crean

Luncheon in honour of Mr Alejandro Foxley, Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Chile

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$961

$3,321

$4,282

31/07/2008

PM&C

APEC Seminars

The Sydney Masonic Centre, Sydney

$0

$3,203

$3,203

19/08/2008

PM&C

Official Dinner for Indonesian Delegation

Sanur Restaurant, Canberra

$0

$465

$465

22/08/2008

PM&C

Official Dinner for Indonesian Delegation

Polo Club Brisbane, Brisbane

$185

$1,425

$1,610

25/08/2008

Kevin Rudd

Dinner in honour of His Excellency Mr Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Security of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, and Her Excellency Mrs Kirsty Sword Gusmão

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$1,734

$11,380

$13,114

26/08/2008

PM&C

Lunch for Indonesian delegation

Ottomans restaurant, Barton, Canberra

$0

$311

$311

26/08/2008

Kevin Rudd

Farewell Dinner for the Governor-General and Mrs Jeffery

Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra

$27,874

$101,115

$128,988

27/08/2008

PM&C

Farewell function for Indonesian delegation

PM&C, Canberra

$0

$135

$135

28/08/2008

PM&C

APEC Seminars

The State Library of NSW , Sydney

$0

$1,495

$1,495

05/09/2008

Kevin Rudd

Swearing in of Ms Quentin Bryce AC as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Senate Chamber

$2,400

$15,407

$17,807

16/09/2008

Joel

Fitzgibbon

Dinner in honour of Mr Hervé Morin, Minister for Defence of France

Boat House By The Lake, Canberra

$772

$1,503

$2,275

30/09/2008

PM&C

 A Dinner to Honour Public Service Medal recipients announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2008

 The Lobby Restaurant, Canberra

$1,493

$4,840

$6,333

13/10/2008

Kevin Rudd

Dinner in honour of His Excellency Mr Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$3,115

$12,242

$15,357

15/10/2008

PM&C

Multi agency People Smuggling delegation working dinner

Lan Na Thai, Jakarta

$70

$145

$215

19/10/2008

Kevin Rudd

Dinner on the occasion of the first meeting of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament

Kirribilli House, Kirribilli, Sydney

$1,271

$6,635

$7,906

21/10/2008

Wayne Swan

Dinner in honour of His Excellency Mr Zhang Ping, Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, People’s Republic of China

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$306

$1,628

$1,934

22/10/2008

PM&C

ANU working lunch: International Strategic Unit

Cafe in the House, Canberra

$0

$58

$58

22/10/2008

PM&C

Unified Policing Model meeting

Hilton Melbourne Airport, Melbourne

$445

$560

$1,005

22/10/2008

Simon Crean

Luncheon in honour of His Excellency Mr Zhang Ping, Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, People’s Republic of China

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$231

$2,489

$2,720

29/10/2008

PM&C

Official Dinner for Indonesian Delegation

Sanur Restaurant Belconnen, Canberra

$0

$626

$626

05/11/2008

Stephen Smith

Luncheon in honour of His Excellency Mr Zhou Yongkang, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee (Note: Of costs 50% paid by PM&C, 50% paid by WA premiers Dept.)

Acqua Viva on the Swan, Jojo’s Jetty, Perth

$516

$2,954

$3,470

11/11/2008

PM&C

APEC Seminars

Victoria University, Melbourne

$0

$715

$715

11/11/2008

Kevin Rudd

Dinner on the occasion of the Australia Indonesia Ministerial Forum

The Lodge, Canberra

$661

$1,057

$1,718

13/11/2008

Kevin Rudd

Commemoration of the centenary of Prime Minister Andrew Fisher’s first Government

King’s Hall, Old Parliament House, Canberra

$0

$1,734

$1,734

13/11/2008

Chris Evans

Dinner in honour of His Excellency Mr Andi Mattalatta, Minister of Law and Human Rights in the Government of the Republic of Indonesia

MV Commissioner II, Flagship Charter

$601

$6,707

$7,308

29/11/2008

Kevin Rudd

Breakfast on the occasion of the Council of Australian Government’s Meeting

The Lodge, Canberra

$0

$546

$546

29/11/2008

Kevin Rudd

Council of Australian Governments Meeting

Parliament House, Canberra

$403

$11,224

$11,627

30/11/2008

Ms Rein

Parliamentary Partners and Childrens Garden Party

The Lodge, Canberra

$710

$2,325

$3,035

02/12/2008

Kevin Rudd

Reception for members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery

The Lodge, Canberra

$3,108

$6,418

$9,526

08/12/2008

Kevin Rudd

Reception for SES Officers of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Lodge, Canberra

$496

$2,990

$3,486

10/12/2008

PM&C

Official Dinner for Indonesian Delegation

PM&C, Canberra

$149

$1,200

$1,349

11/12/2008

Kevin Rudd

Prime Minister’s Reception for Senior Officers

The Lodge, Canberra

$1,221

$4,267

$5,488

22/12/2008

PM&C

Refreshments for Ministerial Meeting on Electoral Reform with Commonwealth, State and Territory ministers

Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices,, Sydney

$0

$196

$196

13/01/2009

Julia Gillard

Dinner to thank Tax Review Committee

Acting Prime Minister’s Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$153

$485

$638

19/01/2009

Stephen Smith

Luncheon in honour of His Excellency Mr Maxime Verhagen, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Fraser’s Restaurant, Perth

$256

$1,654

$1,910

19/01/2009

Kevin Rudd

Australia Day Reception

Kirribilli House, Kirribilli, Sydney

$1,536

$13,389

$14,925

21/01/2009

PM&C

Official Dinner for Indonesian Delegation

PM&C, Canberra

$95

$750

$845

24/01/2009

Kevin Rudd

Australia Day Reception

Government House, Perth

$2,814

$13,388

$16,202

25/01/2009

Kevin Rudd

Morning tea in honour of the 2009 Australian of the Year Awards National Finalists

The Lodge, Canberra

$0

$1,492

$1,492

26/01/2009

Kevin Rudd

Australia Day Reception

The Lodge, Canberra

$1,449

$6,842

$8,291

28/01/2009

Kevin Rudd

Reception on the occasion of the Prime Minister’s XI versus New Zealand Cricket Match

Mural Hall, Parliament House, Canberra

$1,895

$8,032

$9,927

29/01/2009

Kevin Rudd

Luncheon on the occasion of the Prime Minister’s XI versus New Zealand Cricket Match

The Sir Donald Bradman Stand, Manuka Oval, Canberra

$1,828

$11,033

$12,861

05/02/2009

Kevin Rudd

Council of Australian Governments Meeting

Parliament House, Canberra

$1,010

$7,799

$8,809

09/02/2009

Kevin Rudd

Dinner in honour of Mr Lou Jiwei, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the China Investment Corporation

The Lodge, Canberra

$929

$1,896

$2,825

23/02/2009

Kevin Rudd

Dinner in honour of His Excellency Dr Edward Fenech Adami, President of Malta, and Mrs Mary Fenech Adami

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$1,268

$11,022

$12,290

23/02/2009

Chris Evans

Dinner in honour of His Excellency Mr António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Senate Alcove, Parliament House, Canberra

$533

$1,733

$2,266

25/02/2009

PM&C

Undersea Cables Trilateral

PM&C, Canberra

$0

$373

$373

25/02/2009

PM&C

Undersea Cables Trilateral - Dinner

Barton ACT, Canberra

$0

$2,109

$2,109

26/02/2009

PM&C

Undersea Cables Trilateral

PM&C, Canberra

$0

$486

$486

01/03/2009

Kevin Rudd

Dinner in honour of the Honourable John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

Kirribilli House, Kirribilli, Sydney

$0

$3,441

$3,441

02/03/2009

PM&C

Will Jessett working lunch

PM&C, Canberra

$0

$278

$278

03/03/2009

PM&C

Dinner hosting CEO of Indonesia’s Maritime Security Board

Ottoman Restaurant Barton, Canberra

$130

$364

$494

03/03/2009

PM&C

Technical Support Working Group lunch

PM&C, Canberra

$0

$581

$581

04/03/2009

PM&C

Technical Support Working Group lunch

PM&C, Canberra

$0

$466

$466

04/03/2009

PM&C

Technical Support Working Group dinner

The Lobby Restaurant, Canberra

$1,540

$3,528

$5,068

05/03/2009

PM&C

Technical Support Working Group lunch

PM&C, Canberra

$0

$644

$644

05/03/2009

Kevin Rudd

Dinner in honour of His Excellency Mr Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$2,093

$18,654

$20,747

06/03/2009

PM&C

Michael Hallows working lunch

PM&C, Canberra

$0

$189

$189

12/03/2009

Kevin Rudd

Dinner in honour of His Excellency Mr Nouri Kamil Al-Maliki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$0

$20,210

$20,210

12/03/2009

Alan Griffin

Meet the troops at Australian War Memorial - Prime Minister of Iraq

Australian War Memorial, Canberra

$0

$1,774

$1,774

13/03/2009

PM&C

Murray Darling Basin and transport infrastructure discussion^

Sculpture gardens, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

N/A

N/A

$100

16/03/2009

Simon Crean

Luncheon in honour of His Excellency Mr Luis Guillermo Plata, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism in the Government of the Republic of Colombia

Private Dining Room, Parliament House, Canberra

$190

$912

$1,102

21/03/2009

Kevin Rudd

Luncheon in honour of His Excellency Mr Li Changchun, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee of the People’s Republic of China

The Lodge, Canberra

$108

$292

$400

20/04/2009

Stephen Smith

Luncheon in honour of His Excellency Mr Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Estonia

Fraser’s Restaurant, Perth

$210

$1,745

$1,955

23/04/2009

PM&C

Official Hospitality - Indonesian visit

Canberra

$0

$337

$337

28/04/2009

Kevin Rudd

Luncheon in honour of the Right Honourable Grand Chief Sir Michael T Somare GCL GCMG CH CF KStJ MP, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister’s Dining Room, Canberra

$0

$1,174

$1,174

30/04/2009

Kevin Rudd

Council of Australian Governments Meeting

Mercure Hotel, Hobart

$889

$17,478

$18,367

01/05/2009

Stephen Smith

Luncheon in honour of His Excellency Mr Hirofumi Nakasone, Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Government of Japan

Fraser’s Restaurant, Perth

$1,189

$5,883

$7,072

06/05/2009

PM&C

Lunch meeting: climate change adaption through land use management

Ottoman Restaurant Barton, Canberra

$12

$248

$260

06/05/2009

Stephen Smith

Luncheon in honour of Mr Karel De Gucht, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in the Government of Belgium

Fraser’s Restaurant, Perth

$0

$2,783

$2,783

19/05/2009

Martin Ferguson

Luncheon in honour of Mr Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Energy

Cuba Room, Park Hyatt, Melbourne

$401

$1,805

$2,206

20/05/2009

PM&C

Australia New Zealand School of Government function

Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

$291

$1,307

$1,598

27/05/2009

Kevin Rudd

Dinner in honour of the Honourable Nipake Natapei MP, Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu

Prime Minister’s Dining Room, Parliament House

$160

$864

$1,024

29/05/2009

Stephen Smith

Luncheon in honour of the Honourable Bernard K Membe MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the United Republic of Tanzania

Matilda Bay Restaurant, Perth

$622

$3,493

$4,115

12/06/2009

Stephen Smith

Luncheon in honour of the Honourable Moses Wetang’ula MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Kenya

The Dining Room, Bluewater, Duncraig Road, Applecross, WA

$325

$3,323

$3,648

15/06/2009

Stephen Smith

Dinner in honour of the Honourable Mrs Rosemary Museminali, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation in the Government of Rawanda

Plimsoll Room, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra

$204

$2,138

$2,342

17/06/2009

Stephen Smith

Dinner in honour of the Honourable Phandu Skelemani, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the Republic of Botswana

Plimsoll Room, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra

$194

$2,074

$2,268

18/06/2009

PM&C

Dinner with Xavier Mosquet (US) re auto taskforce

Saltwater & MGM Grand Detroit, USA

$183

$617

$800

Totals

$82,064

$466,301

$563,384

Itemised list of Departmental spend on hospitality*

* Note, figures do not cover extraneous costs such as equipment hire.

^ Itemised costs for these functions are not available.