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Question Without Notice No. 1536 asked in the Legislative Council on 4 December 2019 by Hon Peter Collier

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 4 December 2019

MINISTERS AND MINISTERIAL OFFICES — UNAUTHORISED CREDIT CARD USE

1536. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to ''Treasurer's Instruction 321 — Credit Cards — Authorised Use''.

(1) Has there been any unauthorised use of credit cards by any minister or member of a minister's office in the past three months?

(2) If yes to (1), what was the unauthorised purchase and what was the value of the purchase?

(3) If yes to (1), to which ministerial offices was the credit card or cards allocated?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Yes.

(2) Regarding the nature of purchase, there are four—taxi fares, meal, chemist and meal, and meals. The amounts were $11.44 for taxi fares, $20.50 for meals, $35.29 for chemist and meal and $578.80 for meals. The ministerial offices—this is presented in a table—are Murray, MacTiernan, Wyatt and Quigley. All unauthorised expenditure has been repaid to the department.

(3) Refer to part (2) above.