Council travel expenses 2004

Brisbane City Council's representatives' travel expenses for 2004.

Representative and travel date Occasion and travel details Expenses

Sandra Lynn

Community Information

8 - 10 November 2004

Amsterdam

KM Europe 2004. Attended with part sponsorship from Council, through the Keynote Speakers program.

Attendees at the International Knowledge Management conference included delegates from Europe and the United States.

Total cost: $948.73

(Council paid for registration fees only)

Ian Christesen

Community and Economic Development

2 - 5 November 2004

Auckland, New Zealand

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) - Climate Change and Business conference.

Requested to speak at the conference, which provided opportunities to network with industry, government and academic circles within Australia and New Zealand.

Total cost: $2,285.92

(50% of conference fees paid by ICLEI)

Margaret Crawford

Divisional Manager, Customer and Community Services Division

15 October -
1 November 2004

USA and Canada  

Australia and New Zealand eGovernment delegation sponsored by the Canadian Consul. 

Attended the GTEC Conference (Government Technology exhibition) in Ottowa (17 October 2004 to 20 October 2004). Meetings and presentations with a range of government and private sector organisations were arranged.

Visited public libraries in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Seattle and met with city officials involved in customer services delivery in Vancouver and Seattle.

Total cost: $15,589.20

Airfares: $12,492.39 
Airfares (private): $270
Accommodation: $1,505.70
Accommodation (private): $2,499.75
Council advance: $659.25
Meals: $86.38
Personal allowance: $650
Taxi fares: $364.47
Other: $290.85

These costs were reimbursed to Council:
Airfare (private): $270
Accommodation (private): $2,499.75 
Council advance: $189.84

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman

10 - 17 October 2004

Chongqing, China

Lord Mayoral business mission to China. The trip's purpose included:

- media launch of the 2005 Asia Pacific Cities Summit
- providing advice and support to the Chongqing Municipal Government on the logistics of hosting an Asia Pacific Cities Summit
- visiting Brisbane’s sister city Shenzhen and meeting with the mayor and government officials
- introduction of Brisbane companies to potential business opportunities and Chinese partners
- promoting Brisbane, Queensland and Australia
- promoting the North-South Bypass Tunnel and TransApex

Total cost: $7,680.13

Airfares: $6,765.70
Accommodation: $396.30
Other: $518.13

Rena Singh

Community and Economic Development

1 - 13 October 2004

Osaka, Japan

Pan Pacific Youth Exchange. This Youth Exchange attracts international participation and is an opportunity for Brisbane to show its leadership through its Youth Strategy 2004-2008 program.

Total cost: $2,680.55

Airfares: $1,725
Accommodation/conference paid by state government
Personal allowance: $600
Insurance: $90
Medical: $265.55

20 March 2014