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Remuneration and Allowances Act 1979

Act No. 140 of 1979 as made
An Act relating to certain remuneration and allowances.
Administered by: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Date of Assent 23 Nov 1979
Date of repeal 16 Dec 1985
Repealed by Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1985
 

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - SECT. 1.
Short title.

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 979
No. 140, 1979

An Act relating to certain remuneration and allowances.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

PART I-PRELIMINARY
Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Remuneration and Allowances Act 1979.*1*

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - SECT. 2.
Commencement

2. (1) Subject to sub-section (2), this Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.*1*

(2) The amendments made by sections 9 and 10 shall be deemed to have taken effect on 1 July 1979.

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - SECT. 3.
Allowances to be paid to Ministers of State

PART II-MODIFICATIONS OF DETERMINATIONS OF THE REMUNERATION TRIBUNAL
3. (1) Determination Number 6 of 1979 of the Remuneration Tribunal dated 5 June 1979 relating to the allowances to be paid to Ministers of State is modified with effect from the commencement of this section by omitting the Table and substituting the following Table: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office Rate per
annum of
Special
Allowance --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
$
Prime Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,167
Deputy Prime Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,084
Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,084
Leader of the House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,084
Leader of the Government in the Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,084
Other Ministers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,903 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(2) Determination Number 6 of 1979 of the Remuneration Tribunal as modified by sub-section (1) has effect as if it were a determination of the Remuneration Tribunal.

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - SECT. 4.
Allowances to be paid to office holders of the Parliament

4. (1) Determination Number 7 of 1979 of the Remuneration Tribunal dated 5 June 1979 relating to the allowances to be paid to members of the Parliament by reason of their holding particular offices, or performing particular functions, in or in relation to the Parliament or either House of the Parliament is modified with effect from the commencement of this section by omitting the Table in paragraph 1 and substituting the following Table: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office Rate per
annum of
Additional
Salary Rate per
annum of
Special
Allowance
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$ $
Leader of the Opposition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,611 7,084
President of the Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,269 5,903
Speaker of the House of Representatives . . . . . . . 11,269 5,903
Deputy Leader of the Opposition . . . . . . . . . . . 9,123 5,635
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate . . . . . . . . 9,123 5,635
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate . . . . 4,561 1,181
Chairman of Committees in the Senate . . . . . . . . . 4,830 1,181 Chairman of Committees in the House of Representatives 4,830 1,181
Government Whip in the House of Representatives . . . 4,561 1,181
Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives . . . 4,025 1,181
Government Whip in the Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,756 1,181
Opposition Whip in the Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,756 1,181
Chairman of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts . . 1,073 590
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,073 590
Third Party Whip in the House of Representatives. . . . 2,683
Deputy Government Whip in the House of Representatives 1,342
Chairman of a Parliamentary Committee other than Public Accounts or Public Works . . . . . . . . . . . 644

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Third Party Whip in the Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . 644
Deputy Government Whip in the Senate . . . . . . . . . 644
Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate . . . . . . . . . 644
Deputy Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives 644
Deputy Chairman of Committees in the Senate . . . . . 644
Deputy Chairman of Committees in the House of Representatives 644
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(2) Determination Number 7 of 1979 of the Remuneration Tribunal dated 5 June 1979 relating to the allowances to be paid to members of the Parliament by reason of their holding particular offices, or performing particular functions in, or in relation to, the Parliament or either House of the Parliament is modified with effect from the commencement of this section by omitting from paragraph 2 ''of $1,090 per annum, for'' and substituting ''referred to in paragraph 1 payable to''.

(3) Determination Number 7 of 1979 of the Remuneration Tribunal as modified by sub-sections (1) and (2) has effect as if it were a determination of the Remuneration Tribunal.

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - SECT. 5.
Allowances to be paid to members of the Parliament

5. (1) Determination Number 8 of 1979 of the Remuneration Tribunal dated 5 June 1979 relating to the allowances (including allowances in accordance with section 48 of the Constitution) to be paid to members of the Parliament by reason of their membership of the Parliament is modified with effect from the commencement of this section by omitting paragraph 1 (including the footnote to that paragraph) and substituting the following paragraph:
1. Basic salary --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office Rate per
annum of
Basic Salary --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
$
Senator or member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27,575
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(2) Determination Number 8 of 1979 of the Remuneration Tribunal as modified by sub-section (1) has effect as if it were a determination of the Remuneration Tribunal.

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - SECT. 6.
Travelling allowances to shadow ministers

6. (1) Determination Number 9 of 1979 of the Remuneration Tribunal dated 5 June 1979 relating, among the other matters, to the travelling allowances to be paid to members of the Parliament by reason of their holding particular offices, or performing particular functions, in or in relation to the Parliament or either House of the Parliament is modified with effect from the commencement of this section by omitting paragraph 20 and substituting the following paragraph:

''20. A senator or member who is a shadow minister may, when travelling outside his electorate in the performance of duties or functions connected with his office of shadow minister, be paid travelling allowance in respect of not more than forty overnight stays per annum.''.

(2) Determination Number 9 of 1979 of the Remuneration Tribunal as modified by sub-section (1) has effect as if it were a determination of the Remuneration Tribunal.

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - SECT. 7.
Modified Determination not subject to Parliamentary disallowance

7. Sub-section 7 (8) of the Remuneration Tribunals Act 1973 does not apply to a determination of the Remuneration Tribunal to which section 3, 4, 5 or 6 of this Act applies.

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - SECT. 8.
Citation

PART III-AMENDMENTS OF THE REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1973
8. The Remuneration and Allowances Act 1973*2* is in this Part referred to as the Principal Act.

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - SECT. 9.
Salaries and allowances of holders of certain offices

9. Section 13 of the Principal Act is amended-

(a) by omitting from paragraph (c) of sub-section (1) ''(if any)'';

(b) by omitting sub-section (4) and substituting the following sub-section:

''(4) If the person who holds the office of Chairman of the Law Reform Commission also holds the office of-

(a) Judge (other than Chief Judge) of the Federal Court of Australia;

(b) Judge (other than Chief Judge) of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory;

(c) Judge (other than Chief Judge) of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory; or

(d) Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission,

he shall, while he continues to hold both those offices, receive, in respect of his office as Chairman of the Law Reform Commission, in addition to the salary and annual allowance by which he is remunerated in respect of the other office held by him, an annual allowance at the rate of $275 per annum.''; and

(c) by omitting from sub-section (5) ''$55'' and substituting ''$60''.

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - SECT. 10.
Schedule

10. Schedule 3 to the Principal Act is repealed and the following Schedule substituted:

REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - SCHEDULE 3


SCHEDULE 3
Section 13
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Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Rate per Rate per Rate per annum of annum of day of Salary Annual Travelling Allowance Allowance --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
$ $ $
PART I
Chief Justice of the High Court . . . 65,000 3,900 67
Justice (other than the Chief Justice) of the High Court . . . . . . . . . 59,000 3,250 67

PART II
Chief Judge of the Federal Court of Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . 55,000 2,975 60
Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory 51,500 2,975 60
Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory . . . . . 51,500 2,975 60
Chief Judge of the Family Court of Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000 2,975 60
President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal . . . . . . . . . . 50,000 2,975 60
President of the Trade Practices Tribunal 50,000 2,975 60
Director-General of Security . . . . . . 50,000 2,975 60
Chairman of the Commonwealth Grants Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000 2,975 60
Judge (other than the Chief Judge) of the Federal Court of Australia . . . 50,000 2,700 60
Judge (other than the Chief Judge) of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory . . . . . . 50,000 2,700 60
Judge (other than the Chief Judge) of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000 2,700 60
Chief Judge of the Australian Industrial Court . . . . . . . . . . . . 48,000 2,700 60
Judge (other than the Chief Judge) of the Australian Industrial Court . . . 46,000 2,700 60
Judge of the Federal Court of Bankruptcy 46,000 2,700 60
Senior Judge of the Family Court of Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44,000 2,700 60
Judge (other than the Chief Judge or a Senior Judge) of the Family Court of Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,500 2,700 60
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REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1979 No. 140, 1979 - NOTES


NOTES
1. Act No. 140, 1979; assented to 23 November 1979.
2. Act No. 14, 1973, as amended. For previous amendments see Act No. 203, 1973; No. 216, 1973 (as amended by No. 20, 1974); No. 8, 1975; Nos. 83, 170 and 182, 1976; Nos. 81 and 111, 1977; and No. 166, 1978.