Former Parliamentarians' Expenditure - Period 1 January to 30 June 2016

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 2016 in respect of work expenses for eligible persons being:

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

Expenditure against travel provisions 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 expenditure 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 persons
  • summary information particular to each eligible person on costs incurred by, and any repayments to, Finance on work expenses for two separate reporting periods:
    • expenditure paid between 1 January to 30 June 2016, relating to the period on or after 1 January 2016
    • expenditure paid between 1 July to 31 December 2015, relating to the period prior to 1 January 2016.

Payment of Work Expenses

Divided into the following categories:

Former Prime Ministers

NameDomestic Scheduled Fares1Car Costs2Office Facilities3Office Administrative Costs4Telecommunication5Family Travel Costs6Travelling Allowance7Notes
The Hon Julia Gillard $7,872.03 $6,934.08 $50,530.12 $1,125.60 $1,268.74 $1,720.77 N/A  
The Hon Robert Hawke AC $9,543.85 $9,216.39 $62,140.60 -$147.06 $2,472.91 $0.00 N/A  
The Hon John Howard OM AC $14,378.08 $13,043.95 $112,434.42 $6,072.09 $3,660.30 $3,381.62 N/A  
The Hon Paul Keating $1,491.78 $9,059.15 $62,979.10 $2,165.21 $3,913.41 $0.00 N/A  
The Hon Kevin Rudd $2,274.58 $9,658.24 $63,210.44 $5,405.79 $0.00 $0.00 N/A  

Life Gold Pass Holders

NameDomestic Scheduled Fares1Family Travel Costs6Notes
The Hon Dick Adams $831.02 $0.00  
The Hon Fran Bailey $6,732.59 $0.00  
The Hon Bruce Billson $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Bronwyn Bishop $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Ronald Boswell $2,344.07 $0.00  
The Hon Mal Brough $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Grant Chapman $2,469.93 $376.87  
The Hon Helen Coonan $656.40 $0.00  
The Hon Simon Crean $9,827.61 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Craig Emerson $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Chris Evans $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon John Faulkner $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Alan Ferguson $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Laurie Ferguson $328.20 $0.00  
The Hon Martin Ferguson AM $1,299.38 $0.00  
Mr John Forrest $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Alan Griffin $819.80 $0.00  
The Hon David Hawker AO $4,306.80 $0.00  
The Hon Joe Hockey $0.00 $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 Joe Ludwig $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Kate Lundy $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Ian Macfarlane $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Robert McClelland $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Bob McMullan $3,901.13 $0.00  
Mr Daryl Melham $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Nick Minchin $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Judi Moylan AO $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Paul Neville $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Michael Ronaldson $7,494.10 $0.00  
The Hon Nicola Roxon $5,013.09 $0.00  
The Hon Philip Ruddock $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Bruce Scott $1,201.48 $1,201.48  
The Hon Nick Sherry $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Peter Slipper $12,620.23 $0.00  
The Hon Stephen Smith $1,561.64 $0.00  
The Hon Alexander Somlyay $1,597.52 $0.00  
Dr Andrew Southcott $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Sharman Stone $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Lindsay Tanner $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Kelvin Thomson $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Warren Truss $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Wilson Tuckey $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Danna Vale $0.00 $0.00  

Severance and Post Retirement Travellers

NameDomestic Scheduled Fares1Notes
The Hon Bob Baldwin $0.00  
Mr Joe Bullock $658.68  
Ms Anna Burke $0.00  
The Hon John Cobb $0.00  
Mr Michael Forshaw $1,046.30  
The Hon Teresa Gambaro $0.00  
The Hon Gary Gray AO $0.00  
Ms Jill Hall $0.00  
The Hon Bill Heffernan $0.00  
The Hon Alannah MacTiernan $3,258.14  
The Hon Jan McLucas $0.00  
Ms Christine Milne $0.00 Ceased 10 Feb 16
Mr Kerry O'Brien $0.00  
Mr Clive Palmer $0.00  
The Hon Melissa Parke $0.00  
The Hon Bernie Ripoll $0.00  
The Hon Andrew Robb AO $2,745.16  
The Hon Judith Troeth AM $0.00  
Ms Penny Wright $0.00 Ceased 10 Mar 16

Surviving Spouses or De Facto Partners of Former Prime Ministers

NameDomestic Scheduled Fares1Car Costs2Office Facilities3Office Administrative Costs4Telecommunication5Notes
Mrs Tamie Fraser AO $1,901.36 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $998.17  
Lady Nancy Gorton $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $414.92  

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.

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 Administrative Costs

(former Prime Ministers only)

Payments made for the following:

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

5. 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).

6. Family Travel Costs

(former Prime Ministers and Life Gold Pass holders only)

Payments made for domestic travel, undertaken by the former Parliamentarian's spouse or de facto partner for the following:

  • Domestic Scheduled Fares
  • COMCAR.

7. 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.

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Last updated: 01 December 2016