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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 7 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2300..


(2) Is there a balance or percentage of funds that is not kept by Rotary; if so, to whom or where are those funds then allocated.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) 20 %

(2) The Stadiums Authority retains 80% of funds, which go towards the cost of implementing and managing traffic on event days and repair and maintenance of the parking areas. When these costs and the costs of the licensing agreement, which was initially purchased from the Australian Sports Commission, are balanced, the net return to the Stadiums Authority is minor.

Business—China delegation trip

(Question No 367)

Mr Smyth asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 6 April 2005:

(1) Further to the reply to question on notice No 244, if it is common practice for officials travelling on delegations with the Chief Minister to travel in the same class of travel as the Chief Minister why is this common practice not noted in either the CMD Guidelines for Corporate Travel and Related Services or the Public Sector Management Standard No. 6, Part 2, Travel - Domestic and International;

(2) Given that the Functions Coordinator was not accompanying the Chief Minister on the Canberra-Sydney and Sydney-Hong Kong legs of the journey, why did she travel business class instead of economy class as required by CMD Guidelines for Corporate Travel and Related Services and the Public Sector Management Standard No. 6, Part 2, Travel - Domestic and International;

(3) Was there a selection process for determining who would accompany the delegation in the support role; if not, why not;

(4) Why did the Functions Coordinator not accompany both delegations rather than just the delegation to the UK;

(5) How many public servants at the Administrative Service Officer classification have undertaken official overseas travel in the last three years;

(6) How many public servants at the Administrative Service Officer classification have undertaken official overseas travel as part of Ministerial delegations in the last three years;

(7) In relation to parts (5) and (6) how many of these Administrative Service Officers travelled business class.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The practice was established during the Liberal Government for travel specifically accompanying the Chief Minister on official business, and thus is not reflected in guidelines applying to the broader public service. In addition, it is noted that during


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