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Monday, 19 October 2015
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Department of the Environment: Legal Services and Credit Cards

(Question No. 1045)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 17 August 2015:

What sum did the Minister's department spend in 2014-15 on (a) legal services, and (b) credit cards.

Mr Hunt: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Department of the Environment, during 2014-15 spent the following amounts on;

(a) Legal services

The Department of the Environment (the Department) and its portfolio agencies are required each year to report on their legal services expenditure under the Legal Services Directions 2005. This information is provided to the Office of Legal Services Coordination within 60 days of the end of financial year and subsequently published on the departmental or agency websites.

The detailed legal expenditure report for 2014-15 is at

In summary total legal expenditure was $12,127,966.90;

(b) Credit cards

(i) Departmental credit card $1,779,239.11