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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 11 Hansard (26 September) . . Page.. 3590 ..



Question No. 314

Chief Minister's Department - Corporate Credit Cards

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 corporate credit card payments totalling $26,000 were made to the State Bank of NSW.

(1) To whose credit card/s does this payment refer, and what is the type of credit card.

(2) Can you itemise each expense incurred, including where, when and why each was incurred.

(3) Has this corporate credit card account been fully paid, or is money still outstanding and if so,

(a) can you provide the total balance outstanding; and

(b) what is the current balance outstanding on the credit card/s and days owing.

(5) For what purpose, and by which officers, were corporate credit cards used, and on whose authority.

(6) Have ACT Public Service corporate credit cards been issued to any person other than a Government employee since 1 July 1995, and if so (a) to whom, (b) for what amounts, and (c) for what purposes were they used.

(7) Will you table the guidelines for the use of corporate credit cards for which the ACT Public Service incurs liability.

(8) Has the expenditure of $26,000 been scrutinised, and if so by whom.

(9) Who is issued with corporate credit cards and why they are issued.

(10) Will this expenditure be detailed in the annual reports of relevant agencies or departments.

(11) Has any other payment of corporate credit cards, excluding the payment of $24,025.60 to American Express International in Question on Notice No. 315, been made without being gazetted and if so why.

(12) What is the total of all payments made on corporate credit cards, itemised by the card provider since 1 July 1995.

(13) Can you ensure that the answers to the above questions include relevant information from ACTEW.

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