Legal Services Expenditure 2014-2015

Paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005 requires that by 30 October each year entities make publicly available records of the legal services expenditure for the previous financial year.

The Department of Finance’s total external legal expenditure (GST exclusive) for 2014-15 was as follows:

  Professional Fees Counsel Disbursements Total
Department of Finance [excluding Comcover and Albury–Wodonga Development Corporation] $10,891,687.58 $51,237.70 $416,282.34 $11,359,207.62
Comcover* $12,785,612.86 $2,680,676.30 $1,412,012.55 $16,878,301.71
Albury–Wodonga Development Corporation** $140,279.00 Nil $2,045.96 $142,324.96
Department of Finance – Total $23,817,579.44 $2,731,914.00 $1,830,340.85 $28,379,834.29

*Comcover is the Australian Government's general insurance fund and provides insurance and risk management services to Australian Government Departments and entities. Comcover is managed by the Department of Finance.

**On and from 1 January 2015 all the assets and liabilities of the Albury–Wodonga Development Corporation were transferred to the Department of Finance following the abolition of the Albury–Wodonga Development Corporation.

The Department of Finance’s internal legal expenditure for 2014-15 was $1,775,145.41.

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