Legal Services Expenditure

Updated: 16 January 2018

Statement under the Legal Services Directions 2017

The table below is a statement of legal services expenditure by the Australian Electoral Commission for the 2016–2017 financial year, published in compliance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017. The figures are GST inclusive.

AEC's Legal Services Expenditure 2016–17

Totals
Total External Legal Services Expenditure $211 210.68
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure $1 092 000.00
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure $1 303 210.68
Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A) $42 856.47
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B) $2 233.86
Total value of professional fees paid (C) $166 120.68
Total External Legal Services Expenditure (A + B + C) $211 210.68
Counsel
Number of direct briefs to male counsel 0
Number of direct briefs to female counsel 0
Total number of direct briefs to counsel 0
Number of indirect briefs to male counsel 7
Number of indirect briefs to female counsel 2
Total number of indirect briefs to Counsel 9
Disbursements
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B) $2 233.86
Professional Fees
Total value of professional fees paid (C) $166 120.35
  1. Includes the value of direct briefs
  2. Includes all expenditure on Counsel
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