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Wednesday, 9 February 2005
Page: 185


Senator O’Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 23 December 2004:

With reference to the Special Employee Entitlement Scheme for Ansett Group Employees (SEESA): Will the Minister provide, by financial year, full details of: (a) any costs incurred by the department in relation to the establishment and operation of SEESA and the administration of the Ansett ticket levy; and (b) any payments (including the source of the funds) made to the department in relation to the establishment and operation of SEESA and the administration of the Ansett ticket levy.


Senator Ian Campbell (Minister for the Environment and Heritage) —The Minister for Transport and Regional Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(a) Costs incurred in relation to the establishment and operation of SEESA are a matter for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR).  Total costs incurred by DOTARS in relation to the administration of the Ansett ticket levy were:

2001 - 02

2002 - 03

2003 - 04

$746,032

$690,763

$95,304

DEWR reimbursements to DOTARS (by financial year) for the costs the department incurred to administer the Ansett ticket levy were:

2001 - 02

2002 - 03

2003 - 04

$551,623

$681,214

$299,263