ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr a regular at AFL matches on taxpayer A spokeswoman for Mr Barr said he had "direct portfolio responsibility for all matters relating to the AFL" and the government had a highly valuable relationship with the AFL and the GWS Giants.
The 10 year deal from2012 to hold GWS Giants matches inCanberrahad brought almost $2.2 million in economic benefits in 2015 alone. "He will continue to develop this partnership and seek to expand opportunities for more AFL content at Manuka Oval through regular engagement, lobbying and attendance at key events," she said. The AFL officially invited leaders and ministers to finals, the spokeswoman said. Staff accompanying Mr Barr "to official events, such as occasional AFL games" helped with "talks and negotiations with relevant parties also in attendance, as well as following up queries with officials". Mr Barr's travel reports show he was in Hobart and Launceston from August 6 to 9, 2009, for "research and policy discussions". The August 8 match between Hawthorn and St Kilda is not mentioned, but his office confirmed he had attended. The trip cost $1874. No information is provided on staff costs. Mr Barr's spokesperson said as education minister he had met the Tasmanian premier and education ray ban sale wayfarer minister in Hobart. In Launceston he had met the sports minister and discussed Tasmania's ray ban wayfarer sale agreement with Hawthorn which had "provided important background ahead of the ACT Government's negotiations with the AFL and the Giants". In September 2010, he visited visit to Melbourne to "attend AFL Grand Final Function, meet with AFL GWS Representatives and attend Tourism Event", according to his travel report. His trip cost $1870, with no information on staff costs. In September 2011, new ray ban styles he again visited Melbourne for "Sports Ministerial Council Meeting, Meeting with Victorian Human Rights Commission, AFL Grand Final". His trip cost $2410. Staff costs are reported from 2011 to 2014, so his report also details $4133 for an adviser and a public servant. In 2012, he watched Hawthorn play the GWS in Melbourne on July 8, then went on to Perth, for a total cost of $5124. Staff costs came to $11,440. Mr Barr's travel report doesn't mention the game, but lists the reason for the trip as "meetings with a number of organisations, including sporting, philanthropic organisations corporate governance advisory Sports Minister Conference". His office said he ray ban 4098 had met with AFL and Giants officials during the game to negotiate the following year's fixture in Canberra. At grand final time in 2012, he was fighting an election campaign, and might have been forced to watch from his couch in Canberra. The unmistakable sound of the Rolling Stones classic Gimme Shelter boom around the G prior to the start of the 2012 AFL GF. GoodOmen September 29, 2012 In 2013, he attended the final in September where Hawthorn won. His travel report records "meetings with Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victorian Baseball and Softball Centre, attend AFL Grand Final". His trip cost $1211. An adviser cost $1941. Big day for Hawks fans. Enjoying the after party at the G. We are a happy team at Hawthorn September 28, 2013 Federal politicians Mathias Cormann, Steve Ciobo and David Bushby billed taxpayers for travel to the same game. In 2014, there is no travel claim coinciding with the grand final, although Mr Barr appears to have tweeted from the game on September 27. On October 1 he left for Singapore and Tokyo, so if he was in Melbourne it was presumably at his own expense. September 27, 2014 In 2015, Mr Barr saw Hawthorn beat St Kilda on Sunday June 7 when he flew to Melbourne for "Post Budget Investor Meetings". His office said he had presented at infrastructure andinvestor roundtables on the ACT budget and borrowing on June 9. The trip cost $1166, although Mr Barr charged just $58 in travel allowance.
His report makes no mention of the game; his office said he attended at his own expense. He also attended the 2015 grand final, but his travel report doesn't mention his stop in Melbourne. It reports a trade mission to the United States and Japan from October 2 to 16, and his office confirmed he had stopped in Melbourne en route for the grand final on October 3, where his team won.
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