Former Parliamentarians' Expenditure - Period 1 January to 30 June 2015

The information contained in the reports below is considered to be an accurate statement of payments made, and receipts received, by Finance during the period 1 January to 30 June 2015 in respect of entitlements for eligible entitlees being:

  • former Prime Ministers
  • other Life Gold Pass holders
  • severance or post retirement travellers
  • surviving spouses or de facto partners of former Prime Ministers
  • surviving spouses or de facto partners of other Life Gold Pass holders.

Expenditure against travel entitlements may not necessarily relate to travel actually undertaken during the period. This is due to the fact that the travel accounts (payments and receipts) can be processed in a reporting period other than one in which the travel takes place. The reasons may include advance bookings made and paid for in one period and used in a subsequent reporting period and re-crediting costs in a later period for a cancelled booking in an earlier period. Other entitlements may have similar accounting and processing procedures.

Goods and services purchased by Finance on behalf of former Parliamentarians are reported exclusive of recoverable Goods and Services Tax (GST). This is in accordance with the requirement that all agencies report all expenditure as exclusive of recoverable GST.

The report comprises:

  • aggregate information on travel costs, and, where applicable, family travel costs and costs of office facilities and office administration for all eligible entitlees
  • summary information particular to each entitlee on costs incurred by, and any repayments to, Finance on entitlements for two separate reporting periods:
    • expenditure paid between 1 January to 30 June 2015, relating to the entitlement period on or after 1 January 2015
    • expenditure paid between 1 January to 30 June 2015, relating to the entitlement period prior to 1 January 2015.

Former Governors-General

Finance meets the costs of travel via scheduled services for the Hon Bill Hayden AC under his Life Gold Pass holder entitlement. The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet meets any other travel costs for former Governors-General.

Payment of Entitlements

Divided into the following categories: 

Former Prime Ministers

Name

Domestic Scheduled Fares 1

Car Costs 2

Office Facilities 3

Office Fit Outs 4

Office Administrative Costs 5

Telecommunications 6

Family Travel Costs 7

Travelling Allowance 8

Notes

The Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH

$0.00

$5,321.14

$29,858.43

$0.00

$4,422.35

$1,950.83

$0.00

N/A

Deceased 20 Mar 15

The Hon Julia Gillard

$7,372.21

$7,033.05

$27,580.34

$19,835.75

$2,650.52

$2,628.19

$0.00

N/A

 

The Hon Robert Hawke AC

$2,483.12

$8,352.51

$52,750.31

$1,885.00

-$66.64

$2,006.88

$1,182.32

N/A

 

The Hon John Howard OM AC

$11,926.62

$12,677.49

$106,356.52

$0.00

$5,042.95

$3,289.89

$5,583.40

N/A

 

The Hon Paul Keating

$6,154.82

$8,777.65

$57,533.68

$0.00

$1,795.01

$3,539.66

$0.00

N/A

 

The Hon Kevin Rudd

$4,660.57

$9,355.42

$63,703.99

$6,684.00

$2,703.34

$0.00

$0.00

N/A

 


Life Gold Pass Holders

Name

Domestic Scheduled Fares 1

Family Travel Costs 7

Notes

The Hon Dick Adams

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Fran Bailey

$3,927.16

$0.00

 

The Hon Ronald Boswell

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Helen Coonan

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Simon Crean

$2,662.21

$0.00

 

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson

$3,189.70

$0.00

 

The Hon Chris Evans

$8,309.71

$0.00

 

The Hon John Faulkner

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Alan Ferguson

$2,808.85

$0.00

 

The Hon Martin Ferguson AM

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr John Forrest

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Bruce Goodluck AM

$563.64

$563.64

Ceased 13 May 14

The Hon David Hawker AO

$5,772.45

$0.00

 

The Hon John Hogg

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Harry Jenkins

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Justice Duncan Kerr CHEV LH

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Kate Lundy

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Robert McClelland

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Bob McMullan

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Daryl Melham

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Nick Minchin

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Judi Moylan

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Paul Neville

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Nicola Roxon

$803.28

$0.00

 

The Hon Nick Sherry

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Peter Slipper

$14,719.96

$0.00

 

The Hon Stephen Smith

$7,106.44

$0.00

 

The Hon Alexander Somlyay

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Lindsay Tanner

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Wilson Tuckey

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Danna Vale

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Peter Walsh AO

-$398.88

$0.00

Deceased 10 Apr 15

Severance and Post Retirement Travellers

Name

Domestic Scheduled Fares 1

Notes

Mr Michael Forshaw

$1,028.96

 

Mr Petro Georgiou AO

$0.00

 

Mr Steve Hutchins

$3,286.09

Ceased 30 Jun 15

The Hon Brett Mason

$0.00

 

Mr Kerry O'Brien

$0.00

 

The Hon Judith Troeth AM

$0.00

 

 

Surviving Spouses or De Facto Partners of Former Prime Ministers

Name

Domestic Scheduled Fares 1

Car Costs 2

Office Facilities 3

Office Administrative Costs 4

Telecommunications 5

Notes

Mrs Tamie Fraser AO

$1,239.74

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$226.62

 

Lady Nancy Gorton

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$457.20

 

Explanatory Notes for Summary Document

1. Domestic Scheduled Fares

Payments made for travel by former Parliamentarians via domestic scheduled services. This total also includes any refunds received. Travel undertaken but not paid for during the period will show in the relevant period in which the travel was paid.

2. Car Costs

Payments made for the following:

  • Private-Plated Vehicle (former Prime Ministers only): hire, insurance, maintenance costs and fuel costs of Commonwealth-leased private-plated vehicles
  • COMCAR (former Prime Ministers and surviving spouses or de-facto partners of Former Prime Ministers only): the cost of COMCAR trips billed within the period.

3. Office Facilities#

(former Prime Ministers and surviving spouses or de-facto partners of Former Prime Ministers only)

Payments made for the following:

  • Property operating expenses: including lease, power, cleaning
  • Office security
  • Repairs and maintenance: of both property and its fixtures
  • Telecommunications – purchases: the purchase of, servicing, repairs and maintenance of telecommunications
  • Office equipment: the purchase of office equipment.

4. Office Fit Outs##

(former Prime Ministers only)

Payments made for office establishments, refurbishments and relocations.

5. Office Administrative Costs

(former Prime Ministers only)

Payments made for the following:

  • Office consumables and services
  • Publications
  • Printing and communications.

6. Telecommunications

(former Prime Ministers and surviving spouses or de-facto partners of former Prime Ministers only)

Payments made for telecommunication usage costs (fixed and mobile).

7. Family Travel Costs

(former Prime Ministers and Life Gold Pass holders only)

Payments made for the following:

  • Domestic Scheduled Fares
  • COMCAR.

8. Travelling Allowance

(former Prime Ministers only)

Payments made to former Prime Ministers for overnight stays in locations other than their home base, when travelling in their capacity as a former Prime Minister.


#  Office Facilities appears as an aggregate cost only in the final report.

## Office Fit Outs appears as an aggregate cost only in the final report.


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