Former Parliamentarians' Expenditure - Period 1 July to 31 December 2016

The Department of Finance was responsible for administering parliamentarians' expenditure during the period covered by this report. This is the last time the Parliamentarians Expenditure Report will be available on the Department of Finance website.

Publication of all future reports will be on the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) website at ipea.gov.au.

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The information contained in the reports below is considered to be an accurate statement of payments made, and receipts received, by Finance within the period 1 July to 31 December 2016 in respect of work expenses for eligible persons being:

  • former Prime Ministers
  • other Life Gold Pass holders
  • 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. 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 July to 31 December 2016, relating to the period on or after 1 July 2016
    • expenditure paid between 1 July to 31 December 2016, relating to the period prior to 1 July 2016.

Payment of Work Expenses

Divided into the following categories:

Former Prime Ministers

Name

Domestic Scheduled Fares 1

Car Costs 2

Office Facilities 3

Office Administrative Costs 4

Telecommunications 5

Family Travel Costs 6

Travelling Allowance 7

Notes

The Hon Julia Gillard AC

$14,759.21

$6,728.92

$48,252.51

$1,088.48

$1,317.77

$1,983.78

N/A

 

The Hon Robert Hawke AC

$4,427.46

$7,349.53

$62,440.90

$4,895.93

$1,341.33

$0.00

N/A

 

The Hon John Howard OM AC

$16,459.83

$6,833.93

$118,130.53

$5,146.25

$2,027.85

$780.10

N/A

 

The Hon Paul Keating

$658.08

$6,512.01

$61,638.51

$6,582.89

$2,234.29

$0.00

N/A

 

The Hon Kevin Rudd

$1,387.91

$7,155.30

$51,132.76

$1,438.62

$0.00

$0.00

N/A

 

Life Gold Pass Holders

NameDomestic Scheduled Fares 1 Family Travel Costs 6 Notes

The Hon Dick Adams

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 6 Sep 16

The Hon Fran Bailey

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 19 Jul 16

The Hon Bruce Billson

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Bronwyn Bishop

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Nick Bolkus

$14,142.44

$0.00

 

The Hon Ronald Boswell

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 5 Aug 16

The Hon Laurie Brereton

$3,222.73

$0.00

 

The Hon Mal Brough

$696.60

$0.00

 

The Hon Neil Brown QC

$4,006.49

$0.00

 

Mr Grant Chapman

$3,203.70

$863.48

 

The Hon Stephen Conroy

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Helen Coonan

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Simon Crean

$6,118.90

$0.00

 

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Chris Evans

$3,325.28

$0.00

 

The Hon John Faulkner

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Alan Ferguson

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Laurie Ferguson

$1,725.85

$1,562.96

 

The Hon Martin Ferguson AM

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr John Forrest

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 5 Aug 16

The Hon Alan Griffin

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon David Hawker AO

$4,898.32

$0.00

Ceased 19 Jul 16

The Hon Joe Hockey

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon John Hogg

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Harry Jenkins

$318.38

$0.00

 

The Hon Justice Duncan Kerr CHEV LH

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 19 Jul 16

The Hon Joe Ludwig

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Kate Lundy

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Ian Macfarlane

$4,167.54

$2,761.24

 

The Hon Robert McClelland

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Bob McMullan

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 14 Sep 16

Mr Daryl Melham AM

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 6 Sep 16

The Hon Nick Minchin

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Judi Moylan AO

$3,893.60

$0.00

 

Mr Paul Neville

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 5 Aug 16

The Hon Michael Ronaldson

$5,463.03

$634.55

 

The Hon Nicola Roxon

$1,327.15

$0.00

 

The Hon Philip Ruddock

$5,627.16

$5,627.16

 

The Hon Bruce Scott

$4,788.54

$4,176.16

 

The Hon Nick Sherry

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Kerry Sibraa AO

$668.70

$0.00

 

The Hon Peter Slipper

$3,884.47

$0.00

 

The Hon Stephen Smith

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Alexander Somlyay

$0.00

$0.00

 

Dr Andrew Southcott

$3,302.45

$0.00

 

The Hon Dr Sharman Stone

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Lindsay Tanner

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 3 Sep 16

The Hon Kelvin Thomson

$0.00

$0.00

 

The Hon Warren Truss

$11,421.12

$2,181.40

 

The Hon Wilson Tuckey

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 20 Aug 16

The Hon Danna Vale

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 19 Jul 16

The Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge

$7,798.25

$2,329.98

 

Post Retirement Travellers

NameDomestic Scheduled Fares 1Car Costs 2Notes

The Hon Bob Baldwin

$30.54

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

The Hon Jamie Briggs

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Joe Bullock

$1,657.48

$0.00

Ceased 13 Oct 16

Ms Anna Burke

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

The Hon John Cobb

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

The Hon Richard Colbeck

$3,066.36

$0.00

 

Mr Sean Edwards

$5,097.88

$0.00

 

The Hon Teresa Gambaro

$1,479.28

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

The Hon Gary Gray AO

$3,330.76

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

Mrs Natasha Griggs

$10,709.01

$0.00

 

Ms Jill Hall

$738.42

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

The Hon Bill Heffernan

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

The Hon Dr Peter Hendy

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Eric Hutchinson

$1,315.80

$389.00

 

Dr Dennis Jensen

$3,285.07

$0.00

 

The Hon David Johnston

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Ewen Jones

$2,261.06

$0.00

 

Mr Glenn Lazarus

$0.00

$4,165.90

 

Ms Joanna Lindgren

$1,513.80

$131.80

 

The Hon Alannah MacTiernan

$6,111.07

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

Mr John Madigan

$656.69

$0.00

 

Mrs Louise Markus

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Russell Matheson

$0.00

$0.00

 

Ms Anne McEwen

$533.17

$40.00

 

The Hon Jan McLucas

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

Mrs Karen McNamara

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Ricky Muir

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Andrew Nikolic AM CSC

$8,339.23

$355.17

 

Mr Clive Palmer

$1,383.25

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

The Hon Melissa Parke

$9,541.84

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

Ms Nova Peris OAM

$4,660.33

$0.00

 

The Hon Bernie Ripoll

$0.00

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

The Hon Andrew Robb AO

$1,300.96

$0.00

Ceased 9 Nov 16

The Hon Wyatt Roy

$739.64

$0.00

 

Ms Fiona Scott

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Robert Simms

$986.76

$0.00

 

Mr Luke Simpkins

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Nickolas Varvaris

$0.00

$0.00

 

Mr Zhenya Wang

$6,636.08

$0.00

 

Mr Brett Whiteley

$5,666.97

$355.80

 

Mr Matt Williams

$2,938.04

$160.05

 

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

$4,202.58

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$759.24

 

Lady Nancy Gorton

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$444.20

 

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.

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: 22 June 2017