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Tuesday, 11 February 1986
Page: 102

(Question No. 599)


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services, upon notice, on 9 October 1985:

(1) What sum is allocated in the current financial year for hospitality-entertainment which may be expended:

(a) by the Department; and

(b) by each and every Statutory Authority for which the Minister has responsibility.

(2) What were the guidelines in force as at 1 September 1985 for expenditure from the hospitality-entertainment account of:

(a) the Department; and

(b) each and every Statutory Authority for which the Minister has responsibility.

(3) Following upon the Statement by the Treasurer ``Reform of the Australian Taxation System'' on 19 September 1985 what action is proposed in relation to questions 1 and 2.


Senator Gietzelt —The Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) (a) The sum allocated in the 1985-86 financial year for hospitality-entertainment for the Department of Local Government and Administrative Services is $13,200.

(b) The Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation has allocated $12,000 for hospitality-entertainment in the 1985-86 financial year.

(2) (a) The Department is subject to Finance Directions 13-1 and 13-2 and guidelines 13-1 to 13-14 in respect of expenditure from the hospitality-entertainment account.

(b) The Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation is not subject to Finance Directions in respect of expenditure on hospitality-entertainment but has, however, established guidelines based on, and not dissimilar to, Finance Directions 13-1 and 13-2 and guidelines 13-1 to 13-14.

(3) The Department is adhering to guidelines issued in Department of Finance Circular 1985-18 which requested departments and authorities to record and monitor entertainment expenses so that, when the rules governing the liability for the new tax provisions are settled, the necessary transfer of funds to revenue can occur.