Funding of Study Tour by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Phillip Sweeney made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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From: Phillip Sweeney

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Dear Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

The documents I seek are documents that would disclose the cost of sending Yassmin Abdel-Magied on a study tour of Muslim countries.

Asked to explain the purpose, rationale and cost of the tour, DFAT said: “Yassmin Abdel-Magied­ visited a number of countries­ in the Middle East to promote Australia as an open, innovative, democratic and diverse nation. She met youth representatives, scientists, entrepreneurs, women’s groups and others.” ...

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Sweeney

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Dear Mr Sweeney,

Thank you for your email dated 16 February 2017, requesting documents that would disclose the cost of sending Yassmin Abdel-Magied on a study tour of Muslim countries.

The cost was reported in Hansard on Thursday 16 February 2017 at $11,485. Please find attached for your reference a copy of the transcript.

Yours sincerely
DFAT FOI Team

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