Former Parliamentarians' Expenditure on Entitlements Paid by the Department of Finance

Period 1 July to 31 December 2013

Contents

Report Background

Background

On 27 September 2001, the then Prime Minister announced that expenditure by former Governors-General, former Prime Ministers, other Life Gold Pass holders, severance travel beneficiaries and surviving spouses or de facto partners of certain eligible former Parliamentarians, arising from benefits granted to them in recognition of public service, would be publicly disclosed.

The statement further indicated that this disclosure would be done on a six-monthly basis in conjunction with the Parliamentarians' expenditure. The document would contain the same level of detail, in the relevant category, as for Parliamentarians.

Process of Compilation

The Department of Finance (Finance) prepared reports regarding the expenditure and adjustments of travel costs, and, where applicable, family travel costs and costs of office facilities and office administration, for former Prime Ministers, other Life Gold Pass holders, severance or post-retirement travellers, surviving spouses or de facto partners of former Prime Ministers and surviving spouses or de facto partners of other Life Gold Pass holders (entitlees). The detailed information is provided to each entitlee to check and advise of any corrections required. If such advice is provided to Finance, it is checked against the source data (such as invoices and records of payment). Provided the outcome of Finance's checks correlate with those notified by the entitlee, Finance’s records are corrected, amended, and advice of the changes and/or amended document is provided to the entitlee.

Notes in the report

Based on the process outlined above, information contained in the reports is considered to be an accurate statement of payments made, and receipts received, by Finance during the period 1 July to 31 December 2013 in respect of entitlements for eligible entitlees. 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; and
  • 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 July to 31 December 2013, relating to the entitlement period on or after 1 July 2013; and
    • expenditure paid between 1 July to 31 December 2013, relating to the entitlement period prior to 1 July 2013.

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.

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; and
  • 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; and
  • 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; and
  • 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; and
  • 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.


Payment of Entitlements

Divided into the following categories

Former Prime Ministers 

NameDomestic Scheduled Fares1Car Costs2Office Facilities3Office Fit Outs4Office Administrative Costs5Telecommunications6Family Travel Costs7Travelling Allowance8Notes
The Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH $1,462.84 $11,419.05 $89,464.14 $0.00 $5,141.09 $3,442.45 $2,348.39 N/A  
The Hon Julia Gillard $5,953.40 $13,744.39 $30,159.51 $8,830.00 $1,735.61 $877.93 $0.00 $1,698.00  
The Hon Robert Hawke AC $11,955.07 $12,127.19 $58,048.76 $0.00 $1,850.75 $2,689.09 $1,832.13 N/A  
The Hon John Howard OM AC $16,804.56 $15,141.17 $132,094.28 $0.00 $6,850.43 $3,828.44 $3,497.21 N/A  
The Hon Paul Keating $3,051.89 $9,308.46 $59,416.97 $0.00 $8,900.10 $3,209.03 $0.00 N/A  
The Hon Kevin Rudd $0.00 $719.86 $19,783.36 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 N/A  
The Hon Gough Whitlam AC QC $0.00 $23,591.45 $56,927.31 $0.00 $502.66 $2,044.13 $0.00 N/A  

Life Gold Pass Holders

NameDomestic Scheduled Fares1Family Travel Costs7Notes
The Hon Dick Adams $2,598.96 $273.45  
Mr Ken Aldred $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Richard Alston $9,336.08 $0.00  
The Hon John Anderson AO $3,314.43 $2,296.36  
The Hon Neil Andrew AO $2,698.86 $1,454.80  
The Rt Hon Doug Anthony AC CH $5,233.87 $4,428.50  
The Hon Fran Bailey $3,669.36 $0.00  
The Hon Peter Baldwin $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Michael Baume AO $0.00 $0.00  
Professor the Hon Peter Baume AC $3,335.67 $3,335.67  
His Excellency the Hon Kim Beazley AC $505.13 $253.60  
The Hon David Beddall $6,492.70 $0.00  
The Hon Arch Bevis $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Neal Blewett AC $10,509.31 $4,546.71  
The Hon Nick Bolkus $7,761.59 $2,608.70  
Mr Ray Braithwaite OAM $2,755.52 $1,967.02  
The Hon Laurie Brereton $12,017.85 $3,010.41  
The Hon Mal Brough MP $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Bob Brown AM $399.96 $330.88  
The Hon John Brown AO $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Neil Brown QC $4,711.20 $0.00  
Mr Maxwell Burr $3,459.91 $1,930.27  
The Hon Alan Cadman OAM $5,407.76 $0.00  
The Hon Paul Calvert AO $3,707.31 $3,707.31  
Mr Donald Cameron AM $3,239.44 $1,079.44  
Mr Graeme Campbell $4,324.31 $639.74  
The Hon Ian Campbell $8,953.79 $9,463.38  
The Hon Sir John Carrick KCMG AC $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Moses Cass $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Frederick Chaney AO $18,130.36 $3,040.04  
Mr Grant Chapman $5,832.09 $2,036.30  
Mr John Coates $5,406.98 $3,399.81  
The Hon Barry Cohen AM $1,098.25 $907.52  
Mr David Connolly AM $1,019.71 $510.74  
The Hon Helen Coonan $2,497.74 $0.00  
The Hon Peter Costello AC $3,299.68 $897.48  
The Hon Simon Crean $5,890.89 $1,834.68  
Mr Manfred Cross AM $5,150.23 $3,335.68  
The Hon Dr Rosemary Crowley $5,300.30 $0.00  
The Hon John Dawkins AO $9,349.75 $7,665.78  
The Hon Alexander Downer AC $7,130.48 $0.00  
Mr Peter Drummond $0.00 $0.00 Deceased 10 Dec 13
The Hon Michael Duffy $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Christopher Ellison $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Craig Emerson $3,177.31 $0.00  
The Hon Keppel Enderby QC $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Chris Evans $15,303.49 $6,180.44  
Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC $4,294.06 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Douglas Everingham $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Alan Ferguson $4,264.88 $1,987.38  
The Hon Martin Ferguson AM $1,201.10 $0.00  
The Hon Wallace Fife $6,978.41 $6,422.23  
The Hon Tim Fischer AC $3,832.18 $0.00  
Mr Peter Fisher $4,025.91 $3,000.46  
The Hon Dr Alexander Forbes CMG MC $1,663.74 $1,663.74  
Mr John Forrest $600.55 $600.55  
The Hon Ross Free $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Sir Victor Garland KBE $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Arthur Gietzelt AO $0.00 $0.00 Deceased 5 Jan 14
Mr Bruce Goodluck AM $1,598.17 $1,598.17  
The Hon Alan Griffiths $10,143.50 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Donald Grimes AO $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Dame Margaret Guilfoyle AC DBE $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Steele Hall $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Gerard Hand $2,128.66 $0.00  
The Hon Gary Hardgrave $3,910.80 $1,299.38  
Mr Brian Harradine $0.00 $0.00 Deceased 14 Apr 14
The Hon David Hawker AO $3,532.23 $0.00  
The Hon Bill Hayden AC $3,034.76 $3,034.76  
The Hon Dr John Herron AO $8,358.33 $2,287.09  
Mr Noel Hicks $6,346.79 $947.30  
Professor the Hon Robert Hill AC $6,167.66 $4,513.38  
Mr Colin Hollis $1,264.76 $0.00  
Reverend the Hon Professor Brian Howe AO $1,901.90 $1,901.90  
The Hon Ben Humphreys AM $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Christopher Hurford AO $1,524.08 $0.00  
Mr Harry Jenkins $531.64 $0.00  
Mr Donald Jessop $1,107.77 $1,107.77  
The Hon Leslie Johnson AM $5,714.10 $5,065.01  
The Hon Dr Barry Jones AC $5,452.66 $3,954.02  
The Hon Ros Kelly AO $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Dr David Kemp $2,241.20 $1,201.10  
The Hon Rod Kemp $7,840.18 $4,236.88  
The Hon John Kerin AM $1,941.40 $1,523.02  
The Hon Justice Duncan Kerr CHEV LH $0.00 $797.08  
Ms Susan Knowles $8,826.44 $0.00  
The Hon Michael Lee $1,306.94 $0.00  
Mr Bruce Lloyd AM $3,416.38 $634.39  
Dr David Macgibbon $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Michael Mackellar AM $1,201.10 $0.00  
The Hon Ian Macphee AO $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Stephen Martin $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Stewart McArthur AM $2,402.20 $2,402.20  
The Hon Douglas McClelland AC $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Robert McClelland $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Julian McGauran $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Peter McGauran $9,608.60 $0.00  
The Hon Jeannette McHugh $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Leo McLeay $5,322.44 $2,637.61  
The Hon Bob McMullan $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Thomas McVeigh $5,795.87 $4,727.63  
Mr Daryl Melham $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Percival Millar AM $2,036.30 $0.00  
The Hon Nick Minchin $3,560.38 $3,560.38  
The Hon John Moore AO $5,382.45 $0.00  
Mr Allan Morris $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Peter Morris OAM $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Judi Moylan $1,473.93 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson $3,432.86 $4,660.25  
Mr Paul Neville $2,047.52 $639.00  
The Hon Jocelyn Newman AO $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Peter Nixon AO $3,156.50 $0.00  
The Hon Warwick Parer AM $3,134.06 $1,834.68 Deceased 14 Mar 14
The Hon Dr Kay Patterson $5,758.53 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Rex Patterson $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Andrew Peacock AC $2,438.50 $0.00  
The Hon Roger Price $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Geoffrey Prosser $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Peter Rae AO $7,694.14 $4,647.77  
The Hon Robert Ray $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Margaret Reid AO $1,600.23 $0.00  
The Hon Peter Reith $5,578.69 $0.00  
The Hon Margaret Reynolds $6,897.23 $3,599.63  
The Hon Graham Richardson $4,935.38 $3,213.56  
The Hon Ian Robinson $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Allan Rocher $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Nicola Roxon $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Susan Ryan AO $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Rodney Sawford $4,757.98 $3,522.06  
The Hon Chris Schacht $2,700.02 $0.00  
The Hon Gordon Scholes AO $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Nick Sherry $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Kerry Sibraa AO $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon David Simmons OAM $2,713.49 $0.00  
The Rt Hon Ian Sinclair AC $4,484.48 $4,480.48  
The Hon Peter Slipper $4,031.94 $0.00  
The Hon Stephen Smith $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Alexander Somlyay $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Peter Staples $4,184.34 $0.00  
The Hon Anthony Street $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Kathryn Sullivan AM $1,299.38 $0.00  
The Hon Lindsay Tanner $0.00 $0.00  
Father the Hon Michael Tate AO $3,215.81 $0.00  
Dr Baden Teague $1,524.08 $1,524.08  
The Hon Dr Andrew Theophanous $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Robert Tickner $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Michael Townley $8,609.27 $0.00  
The Hon Wilson Tuckey $3,503.90 $3,503.90  
The Hon Tom Uren AC $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Mark Vaile AO $2,522.19 $0.00  
The Hon Danna Vale $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Amanda Vanstone $4,616.85 $1,998.71  
The Hon Ian Viner AO QC $13,421.32 $7,621.78  
The Hon Peter Walsh AO $797.76 $0.00  
Mrs Shirley Walters $1,280.96 $0.00  
Mr John Watson AM $383.89 $0.00  
The Hon James Webster $559.10 $0.00  
The Hon Stewart West $1,123.64 $0.00  
The Hon Daryl Williams AM QC $6,921.60 $0.00  
The Hon Ralph Willis AO $3,601.76 $3,601.76  
The Rt Hon Reginald Withers $3,482.10 $3,482.10  
The Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge $4,947.57 $0.00  

 Severance and Post-Retirement Travellers 

NameDomestic Scheduled Fares1Notes
Mr Guy Barnett $8,155.59  
Mr Andrew Bartlett -$741.96 Ceased 30 Jun 12
The Hon David Bradbury $0.00  
The Hon Bob Carr $691.48  
Mr Darren Cheeseman $0.00  
The Hon Greg Combet AM $0.00  
Mr Tony Crook $2,758.77  
Ms Trish Crossin $3,580.65  
The Hon Yvette D'Ath $0.00  
Ms Annette Ellis $3,485.24  
Mr Steve Fielding $1,199.56 Ceased 30 Jun 13
Mr Michael Forshaw $1,824.77  
The Hon Peter Garrett AM $0.00  
Mrs Joanna Gash $0.00  
Mr Steve Georganas $0.00  
Mr Petro Georgiou AO $0.00  
Mr Steve Gibbons $0.00  
Ms Sharon Grierson $0.00  
Mr Barry Haase $11,286.39  
Mrs Kay Hull $1,898.46 Ceased 19 Jul 13
Mr Gary Humphries $0.00  
Mr Steve Hutchins $7,573.32  
Mrs Julia Irwin $2,278.14 Ceased 19 Jul 13
The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP $0.00  
The Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM $0.00  
The Hon Peter Lindsay $12,365.03  
Ms Kirsten Livermore $474.23  
Mr Geoff Lyons $1,373.32  
Mrs Margaret May $0.00 Ceased 19 Jul 13
Mrs Sophie Mirabella $1,344.87  
The Hon John Murphy $1,673.52  
Mr Robert Oakeshott $0.00  
Mr Kerry O'Brien $1,990.45  
Senator Deborah O'Neill $671.98  
The Hon Chris Pearce $0.00 Ceased 19 Jul 13
Ms Janelle Saffin $0.00  
Mr Alby Schultz $0.00  
Mr Patrick Secker $1,573.01  
The Hon Sid Sidebottom $0.00  
Ms Laura Smyth $1,696.42  
Mr Mike Symon $4,183.58  
Mr Craig Thomson $2,015.94  
The Hon Judith Troeth AM $1,241.31  
Dr Russell Trood $900.49 Ceased 30 Jun 13
Dr Mal Washer $0.00  
Mr Tony Windsor $1,113.22  
Ms Dana Wortley $111.45 Ceased 30 Jun 13

Surviving Spouses or De Facto Partners of Former Prime Ministers

NameDomestic Scheduled Fares1Car Costs2Office Facilities3Office Administrative Costs4Telecommunications5Notes
Lady Nancy Gorton $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $731.11  

Surviving Spouses or De Facto Partners of Life Gold Pass Holders 

NameDomestic Scheduled Fares1Notes
Mrs Jill Barnard $0.00  
Mrs Claire Bowen $0.00  
Ms Sandra Colhoun $9,449.02  
Lady Mary Downer $3,048.16  
Mrs Elaine Edwards $0.00  
Mrs Patricia Fitzgerald $0.00  
Mrs Judy Holding $5,318.05 Ceased 31 Jul 13
Mrs Martha Morrison $0.00  
Mrs Elizabeth Osborne $0.00  
Mrs Eileen Roberton $0.00  
Mrs Mary Wilson $8,523.31  

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