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Monday, 30 November 2015
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Attorney-General: Torres Strait communities visit

(Question No. 1512)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, in writing, on 7 September 2015:

In respect of the Australian Government contingent that visited Torres Strait communities in Far North Queensland in August 2015, (a) what are the (i) names, and (ii) roles, of each person who attended with the Minister, (b) can the full itinerary of activities involving the Minister be provided, and (c) what was the total cost to the Minister's department including (i) flights, (ii) accommodation, (iii) ground transport, (iv) meals, and (v) miscellaneous expenses.


Mr Keenan: The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(a) (i) and (ii) Mr Greg Manning - A/g Deputy Secretary, Civil Justice and Legal Group,

Mr Liam Brennan - Advisor, Attorney-General's Office

(b) The itinerary of activities involving the Attorney-General is at Attachment A. The itinerary was managed by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

(c) The department met the following costs for Mr Manning:

(i) flights - $2,436

(ii) accommodation - $727

(iii) ground transport - $26.40 (ferry) and $256 (taxis)

(iv) meals - $234

(v) miscellaneous - (incidentals) $107.20

Attachment A

Proposed Itinerary - Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Visit

Senator the Hon George Brandis QC

Monday 24 August 2015

Meeting with Indigenous Advisory Council

Cultural Celebration and dinner at Gab Titui Cultural Centre.

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Meeting with the Torres Strait Islands Regional Council (TSIRC) and Torres Strait Council (TSC) Defence multi-denominational remembrance service and community morning tea

Business Leaders Forum

Community Organisation Forum hosted by TSC and TSIRC Mayors

Arrival and Welcome to Northern Peninsula Area

Northern Peninsula Area welcome and dinner with Traditional owners, Elders and elected leaders

Wednesday 26 August 2015

Arrive Saibai Island airport and welcome by Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) representatives: Mr Kerri Akiba (Chair) and directors

Meet Cr Ron Enosa, Ms Chelsea Ariba Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Member for Saibai

Meeting with Prescribed Body Corporate, Councillors, TSRA Member and other Saibai community leaders

Tour health clinic to meet with staff, including visiting doctor

Tour through IBIS store

Official Farewell