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Monday, 23 November 2015
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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Ministerial Conferences

(Question No. 1401)

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

Did the Minister host any conferences in 2014-15; if so (a) on what date(s) did each conference occur, and at what location(s), (b) what total sum was spent on each conference, and of this, what sum was spent on (i) meals and accommodation, and what are the details, (ii) travel, and what are the details, and (iii) social events, and what are the details, and (c) what outcomes were achieved at each conference.

Ms Julie Bishop: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Minister for Foreign Affairs hosts many conferences, roundtables, events, functions and gatherings while promoting Australia's interests, both in Australia and when representing Australia overseas. To provide further details would entail a significant and unreasonable diversion of resources.