Senate debates

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Questions on Notice

Defence: Air Travel (Question No. 1543)

Photo of Ian MacdonaldIan Macdonald (Queensland, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Northern and Remote Australia) Share this | | Hansard source

asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 8 February 2012:

For the period 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011, or if more convenient for data purposes the 2010-11 financial year, what flights were taken by departmental staff between:

(a) Townsville and Canberra; and

(b) Canberra and Townsville, including details on whether they were direct or indirect flights.

Photo of Chris EvansChris Evans (WA, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Government in the Senate) Share this | | Hansard source

The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

For the period 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011, Defence travelled between:

(a) Townsville and Canberra – on 2112 trips; consisting of 323 trips direct and 1789 indirect.

(b) Canberra and Townsville – on 2267 trips; consisting of 291 trips direct and 1976 indirect.