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Parliamentary Salaries Adjustment Act 1938

Authoritative Version
Act No. 2 of 1938 as made
An Act to provide for the Adjustment. of the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers of State and of the Allowances of other Members of the Parliament, and for other purposes.
Date of Assent 13 May 1938
Date of repeal 01 Jan 1952
Repealed by Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952

PARLIAMENTARY SALARIES ADJUSTMENT.

 

No. 2 of 1938.

An Act to provide for the Adjustment of the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers of State and of the Allowances of other Members of the Parliament, and for other purposes.

[Assented to 13th May, 1938.]

Preamble.

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the purpose of appropriating the grant originated in the House of Representatives, as follows:—

Short title and citations.

1.—(1.)   This Act may be cited as the Parliamentary Salaries Adjustment Act 1938.

(2.)  The Financial Emergency Act 1931–1936, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Financial Emergency Act 1931–1938.

(3.)  The Ministers of State Act 1935–1936, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Ministers of State Act 1935–1938.

(4.)  The Parliamentary Allowances Act 1920–1928, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Parliamentary Allowances Act 1920–1938.

Commencement.

2.—(1.)   This Act (other than section four thereof) shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

(2.)  Section four of this Act shall come into operation on the first day of July, One thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight.

Repeal of sections 6, 8 and 9 of the Financial Emergency Act.

3.   Sections six, eight and nine of the Financial Emergency Act 1931–1936 are repealed.

Repeal of sections 19 and 20 of the Financial Emergency Act.

4.   Sections nineteen and twenty of the Financial Emergency Act 1931–1936 are repealed.

Salaries of Ministers.

5.   Section four of the Ministers of State Act 1935–1936 is amended by omitting the words “Fifteen thousand six hundred and seventy-eight pounds fifteen shillings” and inserting in their stead the words ‘Sixteen thousand nine hundred and fifty pounds”.


 

6.   After section four of the Ministers of State Act 1935–1936 the following section is added:—

Additional allowance to Prime Minister.

“5.   There shall be payable to the Prime Minister, out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is hereby appropriated accordingly, an additional allowance at the rate of One thousand five hundred pounds a year.”.

Amount of allowance.

7.   Section three of the Parliamentary Allowances Act 1920–1928 is amended by omitting the proviso thereto.

Commencement of variations of salaries and allowances.

8.—(1.)    The provisions of sections three and seven of this Act shall, to the extent to which they vary any periodical payment, have effect in respect of any periodical payment made after the commencement of those sections.

(2.)  For the purposes of this section, “periodical payment” means any payment by way of salary or allowance which is ordinarily made at regular monthly intervals, but does not include any payment which is made after the date of commencement of sections three and seven of this Act and relates wholly to a period the last day of which was prior to that date.