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Notice given 25 November 2008

Senator Ronaldson: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1004-1037)— Has the Minister or any associated Parliamentary Secretary travelled overseas on parliamentary or ministerial business since 25 November 2007; if so, for each trip:

(1) What was the purpose.

(2) How many nights were spent overseas.

(3) What were the dates and venues.

(4) How many meetings did the Minister or Parliamentary Secretary attend.

(5) How many departmental and/or personal ministerial staff accompanied the Minister or Parliamentary Secretary.

(6) What was the aggregate cost.

(7) Can an itemised account be provided of the costs for the following: (a) transportation; (b) travel allowance; (c) accommodation; (d) meals; and (e) other expenses, paid for by the Commonwealth in relation to the Minister, Parliamentary Secretary and their staff.

1009 Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

1011 Minister representing the Minister for Trade

1012 Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs

1014 Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

1018 Minister for Climate Change and Water

1022 Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1035 Minister representing the Minister for Ageing ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing on 13 March 2009 )

1037 Minister representing the Minister for Sport ( transferred to the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing on 13 March 2009 )