Former Parliamentarians' Expenditure

The information contained in the reports below is considered to be an accurate statement of payments made and receipts received within the period 1 January to 31 March 2017, 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.

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 processed during the period
  • summary information particular to each eligible person on costs incurred and any repayments made on work expenses for two separate reporting periods:
    • expenditure paid between 1 January to 31 March 2017, relating to the period on or after 1 January 2017
    • expenditure paid between 1 January to 31 March 2017, relating to the period prior to 1 January 2017.

Payment of Work Expenses

Divided into the following categories:

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 $3,157.17 $2,093.59 $24,968.62 $538.31 $638.46 $0.00 N/A  
The Hon Robert Hawke AC $1,941.42 $5,263.12 $29,642.08 $535.56 $784.21 $0.00 N/A  
The Hon John Howard OM AC $3,441.73 $5,936.78 $59,413.45 $2,564.89 $1,072.02 $-3,284.13 N/A  
The Hon Paul Keating $1,767.88 $5,149.91 $31,223.70 $949.11 $1,117.76 $0.00 N/A  
The Hon Kevin Rudd $4,298.92 $5,579.61 $28,572.67 $466.52 $0.00 $0.00 N/A  

Life Gold Pass Holders

Name Domestic
Scheduled
Fares 1
 
Family
Travel Costs 6
 
Notes
The Hon Fran Bailey $1,616.28 $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 $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Ronald Boswell $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Laurie Brereton $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Mal Brough $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Alan Cadman OAM $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Grant Chapman $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Stephen Conroy $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Helen Coonan $1,629.90 $0.00  
The Hon Simon Crean $2,165.32 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Craig Emerson $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Chris Evans $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon John Faulkner $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Alan Ferguson $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Laurie Ferguson $2,472.26 $2,472.26  
The Hon Martin Ferguson AM $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Alan Griffin $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon David Hawker AO $782.64 $0.00  
The Hon Joe Hockey $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon John Hogg $0.00 $0.00  
Mr Harry Jenkins $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Joe Ludwig $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Kate Lundy $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Ian Macfarlane $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Robert McClelland $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Nick Minchin $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Judi Moylan AO $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Michael Ronaldson $4,514.08 $4,895.32  
The Hon Nicola Roxon $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Philip Ruddock $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Bruce Scott $887.62 $88.00  
The Hon Nick Sherry $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Kerry Sibraa AO $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Peter Slipper $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Stephen Smith $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Alexander Somlyay $0.00 $0.00  
Dr Andrew Southcott $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Dr Sharman Stone $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Kelvin Thomson $0.00 $0.00  
The Hon Warren Truss $2,181.40 $2,181.40  
The Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge $0.00 $0.00  

Post Retirement Travellers

Name Domestic Scheduled
Fares 1
 
Car
Costs 2
 
Notes

The Hon Jamie Briggs

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

The Hon Richard Colbeck

$1,022.12 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Sean Edwards

$1,740.50 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mrs Natasha Griggs

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

The Hon Dr Peter Hendy

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Eric Hutchinson

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Dr Dennis Jensen

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

The Hon David Johnston

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Ewen Jones

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Glenn Lazarus

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Ms Joanna Lindgren

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

The Hon Alannah MacTiernan

$1,649.54 $0.00 Ceased 9 Nov 16

Mr John Madigan

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mrs Louise Markus

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Russell Matheson

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Ms Anne McEwen

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mrs Karen McNamara

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Ricky Muir

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Andrew Nikolic AM CSC

$664.44 $269.65 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Ms Nova Peris OAM

$637.91 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

The Hon Wyatt Roy

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Ms Fiona Scott

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Robert Simms

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Luke Simpkins

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Nickolas Varvaris

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Zhenya Wang

$1,655.40 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Brett Whiteley

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

Mr Matt Williams

$0.00 $0.00 Ceased 1 Jan 17

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
 
Telecommunications5                             
 
Notes

Mrs Tamie Fraser AO

$1,423.43 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $365.04  

Lady Nancy Gorton

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $246.71  

Explanatory Notes

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.

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 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.


# Office Facilities appears as an aggregate cost only in the final report.