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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 5 Hansard (2 April) . . Page.. 1836..


Public service—travel

(Question No 73)

Mrs Dunne asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 12 February 2009:

(1) How much did the Department of Justice and Community Safety (JACS) 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 JACS 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 JACS 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 Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Department of Justice and Community Safety spent approximately $537,429 on airfare, $197,863 on accommodation and $155,073 on allowances in 2007-08. These figures are GST exclusive and do not include the Legal Aid Commission, the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission or ACT Corrective Services.

(2) Approximately 70% of the airfare and accommodation expenditure was for domestic travel.

(3) Officers from the Department of Justice and Community Safety did travel overseas during 2007-08. A summary of the trips are as follows:

Trip

Cost (airfare and accommodation)

United Kingdom - Study of CCTV Systems and Community Policing

$12,610.83

New Zealand - Standing Committee of Officials of Consumer Affairs

$1,840.39

New Zealand - Council of Australian Registrars' Meeting

$2,664.18

New Zealand - Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs and Standing Committee of Officials of Consumer Affairs

$3,094.55

Legal Matter

$27,146.29

Legal Matter

$3,309.51

Vancouver - International Society for Reform of Criminal Law Conference

$9,188.51

New Zealand - DPP Conference

$1,944.26

New Zealand - Asia Pacific Privacy Authority Forum

$1,804.45

New Zealand - National Conference Australian and New Zealand Insurance Law Association, National Common Police Services and Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management - Police Senior Officers Group Meetings

$6,391.46


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