Australian Treasury related agencies spend 17000 AUD on massages in 2004
Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Australian agencies under the responsibility of the federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, spent approximately $17,000 AUD on massage services in 2004, namely the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
637 ASIC staff made use of massages, compared with only 50 in the ABS, who however spent more on massages than ASIC. ABS staff paid $15 for 15 minutes and $10 for 10 minutes, while ASIC staff paid only $10.86 per massage.
- Australian House of Representatives Hansard (pdf), October 31, 2005. (Question No. 984)