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Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952

Act No. 2 of 1952 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 80 of 1990
Registered 04 Dec 2009
Start Date 23 Oct 1990
End Date 04 Dec 1995
Date of repeal 01 Jan 2018
Repealed by Parliamentary Business Resources (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2017

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952
- Updated as at 8 March 1994 (HISTACT2 CHAP 579 #DATE 08:03:1994)

*1* The Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952 as shown in this reprint comprises Act No. 2, 1952 amended as indicated in the Tables below.
Table of Acts
Act Date Date of Application
Number and of assent commencement saving or
year transitional
provisions
Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952
2, 1952 13 Mar 1952 1 Jan 1952
Parliamentary Allowances Act 1956
29, 1956 6 June 1956 S. 8: Royal Assent
Remainder: 1 July 1956
S. 8
Parliamentary Allowances Act 1959
19, 1959 24 Apr 1959 1 Mar 1959 -
Parliamentary Allowances Act 1964
70, 1964 30 Oct 1964 1 Nov 1964 -
Statute Law Revision (Decimal Currency) Act 1966
93, 1966 29 Oct 1966 1 Dec 1966 -
Parliamentary Allowances Act 1968
101, 1968 29 Nov 1968 1 Dec 1968 -
Parliamentary Allowances Act 1970
22, 1970 17 June 1970 17 June 1970 -
Remuneration and Allowances Act 1973
14, 1973 1 Apr 1973 1 Apr 1973 -
Statute Law Revision Act 1973
216, 1973 19 Dec 1973 31 Dec 1973 Ss. 9 (1) and 10
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act (No. 1) 1982
26, 1982 7 May 1982 Part XXX (ss. 168-172): 4 June
1982 (a) -
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1983
39, 1983 20 June 1983 S. 3 :4 June 1982 (b)
S. 7 (1)
as amended by
72, 1984 25 June 1984 S. 3: 4 June 1982 (c)
-
Administrative Services Legislation Amendment Act 1990
80, 1990 23 Oct 1990 23 Oct 1990 -
(a) The Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952 was amended by Part XXX (sections 168-172) only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act (No. 1) 1982, subsection 2 (12) of which provides as follows:
"(12) The remaining provisions of this Act shall come into operation on the twenty-eighth day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent."
(b) The Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1983, subsection 2 (14) of which provides as follows:
"(14) The amendments of the Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952 made by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on the commencement of sections 169 and 170 of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act (No. 1) 1982."
Sections 169 and 170 commenced on 4 June 1982.
(c) The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1983 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1984, subsection 2 (22) of which provides as follows:
"(22) The amendment of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1983 made by this Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 4 June 1982."
Table of Amendments
ad=added or inserted am=amended rep=repealed rs=repealed and substituted
Provision affected How affected
R. 2 am. No. 14, 1973; No. 39, 1983 (as am. by No.
72, 1984)
R. 3 am. No. 14, 1973
rep. No. 216, 1973
ad. No. 39, 1983
S. 3A ad. No. 22, 1970
rep. No. 39, 1983
S. 4 am. No. 29, 1956; No. 19, 1959; No. 70, 1964;
No. 93, 1966; No. 101, 1968; No. 22, 1970; No.
14, 1973; No. 26, 1982
rs. No. 39, 1983
S. 5 am. No. 29, 1956; No. 19, 1959; No. 70, 1964;
No. 93, 1966; No. 101, 1968; No. 22, 1970; No.
14, 1973; No. 26, 1982
rs. No. 39, 1983
am. No. 80, 1990
S. 5A ad. No. 39, 1983
am. No. 80, 1990
S. 6 am. No. 19, 1959; No. 70, 1964; No. 93, 1966;
No. 101, 1968; No. 14, 1973; No. 26, 1982; No.
39, 1983
S. 7 am. No. 19, 1959; No. 70, 1964; No. 93, 1966;
No. 101, 1968; No. 14, 1973
rep. No. 26, 1982
S. 7A ad. No. 29, 1956
am. No. 19, 1959; No. 70, 1964; No. 93, 1966;
No. 101, 1968; No. 14, 1973
rep. No. 26, 1982
S. 8 am. No. 19, 1959; No. 70, 1964; No. 93, 1966;
No. 101, 1968; No. 14, 1973
rep. No. 26, 1982
S. 8A ad. No.101, 1968
am. No. 14, 1973
rep. No. 26, 1982
Ss. 9, 10 am. No. 19, 1959; No. 70, 1964; No. 93, 1966;
No. 101, 1968; No. 14, 1973
rep. No. 26, 1982
S. 11 am. No. 29, 1956; No. 14, 1973
rep. No. 26, 1982
S. 11A ad. No. 14, 1973
rep. No. 26, 1982
S. 12 am. No. 14, 1973
rep. No. 26, 1982
S. 13 am. No. 39, 1983
Heading to The Schedules
rep. No. 14, 1973
Heading to First Schedule
am. No. 14, 1973
rep. No. 216, 1973
First Schedule rep. No. 216, 1973
Schedule ad. No. 80, 1990
Second Schedule rs. No. 29, 1956
am. No. 19, 1959
rs. No. 22, 1970
rep. No. 14, 1973

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE

TABLE OF PROVISIONS
Section
1. Short title
2. Commencement
3. Interpretation
4. Allowances to members
5. Calculation of allowances payable to a senator
5A. Calculation of allowances payable to a member of the House
of Representatives
6. Allowances to President, Speaker and Chairmen of Committees
13. Unclaimed allowances
SCHEDULE
List of Offices

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952 - LONG TITLE

SECT

An Act relating to the Allowances of Members of
each House of the Parliament

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952 - SECT 1
Short title

SECT

1. This Act may be cited as the Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952.*1* SEE NOTES TO FIRST ARTICLE OF THIS CHAPTER .

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952 - SECT 2
Commencement

SECT

2. This Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1 January 1952.

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952 - SECT 3
Interpretation

SECT

3. (1) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears, "member" means a member of either House of the Parliament.


(2) For the purposes of this Act, the day of the election or re-election of a member shall be deemed to be:
(a) where he was elected or re-elected, as the case may be, as the result of a polling - the day fixed for that polling; or
(b) in any other case - the day on which he was declared duly elected.

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952 - SECT 4
Allowances to members

SECT

4. There are payable to members such allowances (including allowances in accordance with section 48 of the Constitution) as are determined by the Remuneration Tribunal in pursuance of subsections 7 (1) and (4) of the Remuneration Tribunals Act 1973.

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952 - SECT 5
Calculation of allowances payable to a senator

SECT

5. (1) The allowances payable to a senator shall be reckoned:
(a) in the case of a senator chosen at the first election after a dissolution of the Senate - from and including the day of his election;
(b) in the case of a senator chosen to fill a place that is to become vacant in rotation - from and including the first day of July following the day of his election; and
(c) in the case of a senator chosen or appointed to fill a casual vacancy - from and including the day of his choice or appointment, as the case may be.


(2) The allowances payable to a senator who is a member of the Senate immediately before a dissolution of the Senate and is a candidate at the next following Senate election shall be reckoned to and including the day immediately preceding the day fixed for the polling at that election.


(3) This section does not apply in relation to any allowance payable to a senator by reason of holding a particular office, other than any allowance payable in respect of an office specified in the Schedule.

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952 - SECT 5A
Calculation of allowances payable to a member of the House of
Representatives

SECT

5A. (1) The allowances payable to a member of the House of Representatives shall be reckoned from and including the day of his election.


(2) The allowances payable to a member of the House of Representatives who is a member of that House immediately before the dissolution or expiration of that House and is a candidate for election as a member of the House of Representatives at the next following general election shall be reckoned to and including the day immediately preceding the day of his re-election or, if he is not re-elected, the day immediately preceding the day fixed for the polling at that general election.


(3) This section does not apply in relation to any allowance payable to a member of the House of Representatives by reason of holding a particular office, other than any allowance payable in respect of an office specified in the Schedule.

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952 - SECT 6
Allowances to President, Speaker and Chairmen of Committees

SECT

6. (1) Where:
(a) a person is, by virtue of the operation of section 3, 4 or 6 of the Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965, deemed to continue, for the purposes referred to in that section, to be the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives during any period; or
(b) a person is, by virtue of the operation of section 5 or 7 of that Act, deemed to be, for the purposes referred to in that section, the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives during any period and the person is not, in respect of that period, entitled to allowances as Chairman of Committees of the Senate or of the House of Representatives, as the case may be;
the person is entitled to receive, in respect of that period, the allowances (other than the allowances payable in accordance with section 5 or 5A, as the case may be) payable to a person who holds the office of President of the Senate or Speaker of the House of Representatives, as the case may be.


(4) The allowances to a Chairman of Committees of the Senate who is re-elected at an election of the Senate shall be reckoned to and including the day next before the day on which his successor as Chairman is chosen.


(5) The allowances to a Chairman of Committees of the House of Representatives who is re-elected at a general election of that House shall be reckoned to and including the day next before the day on which his successor as Chairman is chosen.

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952 - SECT 13
Unclaimed allowances

SECT

13. All moneys payable under this Act not claimed within 3 months after becoming due shall revert to the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES ACT 1952 - SCHEDULE

SCH

SCHEDULE
Office
Leader of the Opposition
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
Leader of the Third Party in the House of Representatives
Leader of a recognised non-Government party of at least 5 members not
otherwise specified herein
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate