Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . . Page.. 393..
I am advised that the Territory's financial system does not distinguish between credit card transactions and other payment transactions. Monthly credit card statements must be manually analysed in order to answer this question. Given this time consuming requirement, it is not considered a reasonable use of the agency's limited resources to answer this question for more than two financial years. As a result, total credit card expenditure for 2007-08 and 2006-07 is not provided.
(5) Each credit card has a limit of $10,000.
(6) No expenses for catering, other than that associated with meals and refreshments for in-house training programs, have been charged to credit cards.
Public service—corporate credit cards
(Question No 471)
Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, on 10 December 2009 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs):
(1) How many corporate credit cards are used by employees of each department or agency in the Minister's portfolio.
(2) For what purpose is each card issued.
(3) What is the average amount spent each month on each credit card.
(4) What was the total amount spent on each credit card in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 (c) 2008-09 and (d) 2009-10 to date.
(5) What is the limit on each credit card.
(6) How much has been spent on any form of catering, including official meals, at restaurants.
Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
The Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs does not have any corporate credit cards issued to any of its officers.