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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 4 Hansard (26 March) . . Page.. 1515..


Discount Economy Class - 32%

Economy Class - no travel in standard economy class

Business Class - 68%

First Class - no travel in first class

(5) The proportion of trips that were on Qantas as opposed to Virgin Blue and other airlines is outlined below:


Qantas - 97%

Virgin Blue - 2%

Jetstar - 1%


Qantas - 100%

(6) The guidelines governing travel by ACT Policing members are covered by the AFP national guidelines. In accordance with AFP National guidelines Frequent Flyer points are not accrued on official travel.

Public service—travel

(Question No 69)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 12 February 2009:

(1) How much did ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) spend on travel including itemised amounts for airfares, accommodation and travel allowance for the 2007-08 financial year.

(2) What proportion of travel was domestic as opposed to international.

(3) Did any officers from ACTCS undertake international travel during the period listed in part (1); if so, what was the purpose of the trip and how much did each trip cost.

(4) What proportion of airfares were for business or first class travel as opposed to economy.

(5) What proportion of trips were on Qantas as opposed to Virgin Blue and other airlines.

(6) Does ACTCS have a scheme where frequent flyer points accrued on departmental travel are used to help meet the costs of future travel; if so, what is the level of participation.

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

(1) ACTCS spent a total $66,829 on travel during 2007-08, which included $37,358 airfares, $27,024 accommodation and an additional $2,267 representing subsequent reimbursements for meals and transportation not included in the accommodation costs. Note that provision of travel allowance advances are no longer standard ACT government practice.

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