12 December 2019
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Your Official Information Act request OIA 1920-0287
I write regarding your Official Information Act (Act) request, which was received by the
Department of Internal Affairs (Department) on 3 October 2019.
On the 31 October 2019 we provided you with the information you requested and made the
decision to release details on international air travel undertaken in 2018/19 once the
Governance and Administration Select Committee had the opportunity to review it for Annual
We are now in a position to release the information relating to this final part of your request.
I am seeking information for 2018/19 about government activity that relates to climate
International Air Travel
B. What was the purpose and benefit to the taxpayer of each trip
Response to your request
The Department has attached 2018/19 international travel details for your information as
Appendix A. The information includes the position of the person who travel ed, the purpose of
travel being undertaken, outcomes achieved, destination and total expenditure for each trip.
The ful information wil be available on the Parliamentary website in early 2020 at the
fol owing website address: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/submissions-and-advice/.
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If you would like to discuss this parts of your request further, or if you have any feedback or
questions about the Department’s response, we invite you to contact us directly at
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision.
Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
or Freephone 0800 802 602.
Chief Financial Officer
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