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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Page: 207


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, 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 Faulkner (Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) —The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   Three hundred and eight as at 5 December 2008.

(2)   Not applicable.

(3) (a)   Nil

(b)   Nil

(c)   Not applicable.

(4)   Not applicable.