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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 696..


Inquiry into ACT Education Funding

(Question No 384)

Mr Pratt: Asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 19 February 2002:

To provide a full and detailed cost breakdown of the Inquiry into ACT Education Funding including:

1. Travel costs incurred by Ms Connors;

2. Travel costs incurred by anyone commissioned for the inquiry by Ms Connors;

3. Accommodation costs incurred by Ms Connors;

4. Accommodation costs incurred by anyone commissioned for the inquiry by Ms Connors;

5. All administrative costs for the Inquiry, including costs incurred by the department in the deployment of staff to Ms Connors;

6. The expense of printing and publishing the report;

7. The cost of consultants contracted by Ms Connors for the report;

8. The cost of obtaining data information for the report;

9. All other expenses incurred for the completion of the report;

10. Whether the expense of the report came within the budgeted $250,000.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

The cost of the Inquiry into ACT Education Funding was $276,000 (excluding GST) including a $70,000 fee for Ms Connors' services.

With reference to the particular sub cost categories identified by Mr Pratt I provide the following information:

1. Travel costs incurred by Ms Connors - $1,721.

2. Travel costs incurred by anyone commissioned for the inquiry by Ms Connors - $2,246.

3. Accommodation costs incurred by Ms Connors - $175. Ms Connors arranged her own accommodation and only incidental costs were incurred.

4. Accommodation costs incurred by anyone commissioned for the Inquiry by Ms Connors - nil. Consultants met their own accommodation costs as part of their consultancy fees.


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