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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 11 Hansard (26 September) . . Page.. 3578 ..



Question No. 308

Public Service - Travel Allowance Payment Trial

MR WHITECROSS - Asked the Chief Minister upon notice on 5 September 1996:

In relation to Gazette No. 26 of 3 July 1996, in which it is stated that the Reserve Bank of Australia (the Bank) incurred $68,300 in travel allowance.

(1) Why was the Bank engaged by the ACTPS.

(2) What advice or work did the Bank provide or carry out.

(3) Was a report or reports written by the Bank; and if so, can you provide a copy of any such report or reports.

(4) Where did the officer or officers of the Bank travel to and what are the (a) names and (b) positions of these officers within the Bank.

(5) Why did these officer/s incur travel costs at the expense of the ACTPS.

(6) What are the components of these costs.

(7) On what date/s does the travel allowance relate.

(8) On what (a) date and (b) for what duration was the Bank engaged.

(9) Can you provide an itemised breakdown of the travel expenses paid to the Bank.

(10) Was a fee paid or will be paid to the Bank in addition to the travel allowance, if so (a) how much and (b) for what services.

(11) Was the Bank fully paid in respect of the travel allowance, and if so when.

(12) Has the Bank been partly or fully paid in respect of any other fees, and if so when.

(13) Which Agency or Department engaged the Consultant.

(14) Will the employment of the Bank be reported in this Agency's annual report, and if not, why not.

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