Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 24 August 2017) . . Page.. 3471 ..
(5) (a) The ICRC has advised that during the 2016–17 financial year, the Senior Commissioner’s total costs for travel to Canberra, and for travel to return home, were $16,583.07 (GST exclusive). Accommodation and incidentals costs for 2016-17 were $4,433.87 (GST exclusive).
(b) In the 2017-18 financial year, to date the Senior Commissioner’s travel costs for travel to Canberra, and for travel to return home, have been $195.91 (GST exclusive). No accommodation and incidental costs have been incurred to date.
(Question No 425)
Mr Coe asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 4 August 2017:
(1) When is the international trade and investment campaigns and delegations for 2017-18 expected to be finalised.
(2) Will the international trade and investment campaigns and delegations for 2017-18 be released publicly; if so, when.
(3) What international trade and investment delegation travel is expected to be undertaken in the remainder of 2017, including (a) expected dates of travel, (b) countries visited and (c) expected participants from the ACT Government and ACT Public Service.
(4) What funding has been allocated to the International trade and investment campaigns and delegations for 2017-18.
Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The international trade and investment campaigns and delegations program for 2017-18 is a dynamic process guided by Canberra’s International Engagement Strategy (https://www.business.act.gov.au/resources_and_networks/business_development_strategy/international-engagement-strategy).
Some of the delegations in which the ACT will participate are at the request of the Commonwealth, such as the upcoming Australia Business Week in India (ABWI) (https://www.austrade.gov.au/local-sites/india/news/australia-business-week-in-india-2017). Some of the delegations will comprise only the relevant Minister with support provided directly by the ACT Public Service. In other cases the ACT Government will seek participation from the private sector to determine interest and availability of participants. Commonwealth delegations can be open to all who seek to travel or by invitation only, as in the case of the upcoming ABWI.
(2) The international trade and investment campaigns and delegations program for 2017-18 will be released as required dependent upon the circumstances outlined in part (1).
(3) Work continues to develop the program of delegations for the 2017-18 year, dependant on the availability of Ministers, wider community participation where appropriate and the opportunity to meet with key individuals and organisations in the
ACT’s key capability areas and priority international markets as detailed in the International Engagement Strategy.