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Friday, 25 November 2011
Page: 9734

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

(Question No. 1179)


Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, upon notice, on 13 September 2011:

With reference to the department and all agencies within the Minister's portfolio:

(1) What was the total cost of allowances for government employees or contractors working at sea for the 2010-11 financial year.

(2) What is the daily allowance for working at sea.

(3) How many days in total were spent at sea in the 2010-11 financial year.


Senator Wong: The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1)   The total cost of allowances for government employees or contractors of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) and its portfolio agencies working at sea for the 2010-11 financial year was $0.

(2)   DCCEE and its portfolio agencies do not provide a daily allowance for government employees or contractors of DCCEE or its portfolio agencies for working at sea.

(3)   DCCEE and its portfolio agencies did not have any government employees or contractors working at sea for the 2010-11 financial year.