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Notice given 25 August 2008

Senator Minchin: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 615-650)—

(1) How many departmental officers are working in the office of the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary.

(2) How many of these staff are Departmental Liaison Officers.

(3) How many departmental officers, on secondment from the department, are in the office of the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary in personal staff positions.

629 Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

631 Minister for Climate Change and Water

Senator Minchin: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 651-686)—

(1) Did the Minister or Parliamentary Secretary within the Minister’s portfolio attend any event at the Beijing Olympic Games; if so, which events did the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary attend.

(2) Was the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary accompanied by: (a) family; (b) personal staff; and (c) departmental officials; if so, how many.

 

 (3) Did any officials from the department attend the Beijing Olympic Games in their capacity as an employee of the Australian Government; if so, how many and in what capacity did they attend.

(4) In regard to the attendance by the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary and/or departmental officials at the Beijing Olympic Games, what was the total cost of: (a) travel; (b) accommodation; and (c) any other expenses.

669 Minister representing the Attorney-General

674 Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs

Senator Minchin: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 687-722)—Did the Minister or Parliamentary Secretary within the Minister’s portfolio travel overseas during July or August 2008; if so:

(1) Where did the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary travel.

(2) What was the duration of the travel.

(3) What was the purpose of the travel.

(4) For each country visited, what was the total cost to the taxpayer of: (a) travel; (b) accommodation; and (c) any other expenses.

(5) How many personal staff accompanied the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary.

(6) How many family members accompanied the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary.

(7) In regard to staff and family accompanying the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary, what was the total cost of: (a) travel; (b) accommodation; and (c) any other expenses.

(8) (a) How many departmental officers accompanied the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary; and (b) what was the total cost of their: (i) travel, (ii) accommodation, and (iii) any other expenses.

708 Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy

709 Minister representing the Minister for Tourism