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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Page: 206


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, upon notice, on 25 November 2008:

(1)   How many Commonwealth credit cards have been issued to departmental and agency staff within the Minister’s portfolio.

(2)   How many Commonwealth credit cards have been issued to departmental and agency staff that fall within the responsibility of the Minister’s associated Parliamentary Secretary or Secretaries.

(3)   Within the Minister’s portfolio, how many Commonwealth credit cards have been issued to: (a) staff employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984; (b) the Minister; and (c) the Minister’s associated Parliamentary Secretary or Secretaries.

(4)   For each Commonwealth credit card issued in (3) above, what was the date of its issue.


Senator Wong (Minister for Climate Change and Water) —The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   The following table outlines the number of Commonwealth credit cards currently issued at 12 December 2008 to departmental and agency staff within the portfolio of the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts:

   

Agency

No. of Cards

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (excluding Water Group)

288

Bureau of Meteorology

336

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

102

Murray Darling Basin Authority

0

Director National Parks

0

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

2

Australia Council

11

Australian Business Arts Foundation

2

Australian National Maritime Museum

26

National Gallery of Australia

95

Bundanon Trust

1

Screen Australia

41

Australian Film Television and Radio School

21

National Film and Sound Archive

42

National Library of Australia

24

National Museum of Australia

11

   

(2)   Not applicable.

(3)   None.

(4)   Not applicable.