Freedom of Information disclosure log

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Freedom of Information disclosure log
FOI Request reference number FOI request Documents released Date released
22/10

All IPEA communications (emails, documents, memos) relating to June 2019 travel from Brisbane to Hobart/Melbourne by Andrew Laming created between 1 July 2020 and 5 April 2021

13 May 2022
22/08 All assurance and audit activities 1 July 2020 to 31 January 2022 01 April 2022
22/02 Official Overseas Travel – Final Statement of Accounts, Itinerary and Entitlements Management System (EMS) screenshots for an overseas trip to Indonesia by Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone and others between 27 February 2005 and 5 March 2005 Documents released (PDF, 2MB) 15 October 2021
21/11 Senator Sam McMahon’s travel claims to and from Townville between 26 October 2020 and 2 November 2020 Documents released (PDF, 99KB) 19 January 2021
21/10 All IPEA audits, reviews and other assurance activities regarding federal parliamentarians' expense claims, that have been undertaken by IPEA since August 2019 Documents released (PDF, 7MB) 07 December 2020
19/07 All government funded flight records for Glenn Druery, adviser to Senator Derryn Hinch, from July 1, 2016 to November 20, 2018 Documents released (PDF, 14MB) 27 October 2020
21/03 The daily travel allowance forms for the following two trips taken by Kevin Andrews MP, as per his IPEA spending report (Oct-Dec 2019): 
  • 08 Oct 19, Sydney, Parliamentary Duties, 1 night, $415.00
  • 07 Nov 19, Sydney, Parliamentary Duties, 1 night, $415.00

and copies of the accommodation receipts.

Documents released (PDF, 1.4MB)

02 October 2020
21/04 Correspondence between the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority and the Hon Bronwyn Bishop (or anyone representing her) during 2020 year Documents released (PDF, 788KB) 25 September 2020
21/01 Documents relating to claims made for travel on 3-6 November 2019 by Michael McCormack MP, including flights, Comcars, family travel, allowances, and other claims

Documents released (PDF, 4.8MB)

31 August 2020
20/29  Claims for travel on 2-3 September 2019 to Sydney by the Hon Dan Tehan MP, the Hon Stuart Robert MP and the Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham Documents released (PDF, 7.88MB)  27 August 2020
20/26 Outstanding parliamentarian debts as at 28/04/2020 listing the MP or former MP, amounts owed, and when first invoiced Documents released (PDF, 115KB) 05 June 2020
20/17 The initial request from the member for Dawson, George Christensen MP to IPEA to audit his expenses, as publicly announced on April 17 Documents released (PDF, 225KB) 14 April 2020
20/19 The car hire records of the Hon Bronwyn Bishop between March 2009 and December 2010

Documents released

10 February 2020

20/15 Costs of the Minister for Home Affairs' trip to London in July 2019  Documents released 23 January 2020
20/13

1) Total costs of the visit by the Hon Tony Abbott as envoy and his support staff to Alice Springs in September 2018;

2) Total costs of the tour of South Australia by Abbott as envoy and his support staff in October and November 2018;

Documents released (PDF, 642.25KB)

11 December 2019
20/02 All rulings made by IPEA since October 2018 Documents released (PDF, 1.04MB) 6 December 2019
20/11 Documents relating to claims made by Barnaby Joyce MP for travel to Terrigal on 31 March 2019, 5 April 2019 and 14 March 2019 Documents released (PDF, 1.41MB) 12 November 2019
20/10 Parliamentarians' outstanding debts as at 23 September 2019 including debts between 90 and 120 days overdue and debts over 120 days overdue. Documents released (PDF, 73.82KB) 12 November 2019
20/09 Parliamentarians' outstanding debts of over 90 days as at 13 September 2019 Documents released (PDF, 73.80KB) 12 November 2019
19/24 Parliamentarians' Outstanding invoices at 20/06/2019 Documents released (PDF, 74.76KB) 11 October 2019
20/07 Senator Fraser Anning - Assurance Review – Travel Expenses – November 2017 to January 2019

Documents released (PDF, 1.64MB)

20 September 2019
20/05 All assurance reviews undertaken by the IPEA since January 2017.

20 September 2019

19/12 Travel expenditure by the Minister for Home Affairs for his visit to the ANZAC Day ceremonies in Turkey between 22-27 April 2018 Documents released [2.82 MB] 2 May 2019
19/05 List of Parliamentary Debtors as at 21 January 2019 Documents released [PDF 99.95 KB]  1 April 2019
19/04 Documents relating to travel by Senator the Hon. Cormann in June 2018 Documents released [PDF 4.21 MB] 25 March 2019 
19/01 Staff Travel Payments 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2019 Documents released [PDF 679.26 KB] 25 March 2019
18/34 Documents relating to travel by the Hon Peter Dutton MP in June 2018 Documents released [PDF 3.46 MB] 25 March 2019
18/24 MP's Family Reunion Nomination Documents released [PDF 1.46 MB] 26 October 2018
18/23 Documents pertaining to trip taken by Senator in August 2014 Documents released [PDF 1.47 MB] 26 October 2018
18/22 Document showing flight details of trip taken by parliamentarian in February 2018 Documents released [PDF 673.31 MB] 14 August 2018
18/21 Document relating to trip taken by MP in May 2018 Documents released [PDF 3.59 MB] 8 October 2018
18/20 Documents pertaining to reimbursement of travel expenses by Senator in November 2017 Documents released [PDF 2.64 MB] 17 July 2018 

18/19

Senator's Family Reunion Nomination Documents released [PDF 4.39 MB] 25 July 2018
18/15 List of monies owed by Parliamentarians on 29 March 2018

Documents released [PDF 599.55 KB]

18 June 2018
18/14 IPEA policy on declaring and managing conflicts of interest 26 April 2018
18/10 Disaggregated travel information for Parliamentarians' staff 16 May 2018
18/05 Member for Leichhardt’s travel allowance claim forms for June and July 2017

Documents released [PDF 1.96 MB]

22 February 2018
18/04 Correspondence relating to reimbursements by the Member for Melbourne Ports

Documents released [PDF 8.2 MB]

13 March 2018
17/19

List of monies owed by Parliamentarians' for more than 90 days on 17 November 2017.

IPEA Accountable Authority Instructions on Recovery of debts.

9 January 2018
17/17 Member for Curtin’s travel allowance claim forms for certain dates in 2016 and 2017

Documents released [PDF 12.4 MB]

21 December 2017
17/16 Member for Warringah's travel allowance claim forms for certain dates in 2016 and 2017 Documents released [PDF 13.96 MB] 19 January 2018
17/15 Document showing travel costs in PM's and Opposition Leader's offices over three financial years

Documents released [PDF 198 KB]

11 December 2017
17/13 Member for Curtin's travel allowance claim forms for certain dates in 2016

Documents released [PDF 4 MB]

11 December 2017
17/10 Files regarding Senator's debt to Commonwealth 31 October 2017
17/09 Documents pertaining to trip taken by Senator in September 2016 

Documents released (PDF, 2.49MB)

22 September 2017
17/06 Correspondence between Department of Finance and One Nation

Documents released (PDF, 5MB)

8 September 2017