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The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has billed the publicly-funded Tasmanian Education Foundation for almost $90,000 work.

Andrew Scobie heads both organisations and is due back in Tasmania today from interstate.

Last week it was revealed resignations had left Andrew Scobie the sole director of the Foundation.

That prompted the Premier David Bartlett to stop funding and order the Foundation to open its books.

The ABC has obtained invoices that show the chamber billed the Foundation for almost $90,000 for work done in the three months to July.

The Chamber’s economist Richard Dowling and former CEO Damon Thomas did 200 hours of work for the Foundation at a rate of $242 an hour.

Mr Scobie and Mr Thomas submitted expense claims for more than $4,000 worth of flights.

Mr Scobie hasn’t returned the ABC’s calls.

The Chamber of Commerce’s acting chairman Martin Rees says an audit was done to ensure everything was above board.

He says the Chamber has not been paid for the work yet, but expects be to in the future.

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