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2006/11 Determinations/Remuneration Tribunal as made
This Determination amends the Tribunal's Determinations in relation to Part-Time Offices, Principal Executive Offices, Specified Statutory Offices and Members of Parliament.
Administered by: DEWR
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 39
Registered 26 Jun 2006
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Tabled HR08-Aug-2006
Tabled Senate08-Aug-2006
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Prime Minister and Cabinet (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013
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Clause 2.2




Explanatory Statement: Determination 2006/11

Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Public Office



1.       The Remuneration Tribunal has inquired into and determined the remuneration and significantly related matters for office holders, as it is empowered to do by the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.


2.       In making this determination the Tribunal has informed itself through consultation in accordance with established practice.


3.       Any retrospective application of this determination is in accordance with subsection 12(2) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 as it does not affect the rights of a person (other than the Commonwealth or an authority of the Commonwealth) to that person’s disadvantage, nor does it impose any liability on such a person.




4.       Clause 1.1 specifies the Principal Determination (Number 5 of 2005 as amended) for the purposes of Part 1 of the Determination.


5.                  Clauses 1.2 and 1.3 enhance the travel entitlements available to office holders in the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation from 8 May 2006, the date on which the Tribunal made its decision.


6.                  Clause 1.4 deletes the reference to the now defunct body, the Australian Sports Drug Agency (ASDA). 


7.                  Clauses 1.5 and 1.6 set remuneration for part-time office holders in ASDA’s successor body, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) with effect from 14 March 2006, the date of commencement of the new body; and also set remuneration for part-time office holders in Cancer Australia with effect from 3 May 2006, the date on which Cancer Australia’s enabling legislation received Royal Assent.


8.                  Clause 1.7 ensures that any office holder in ASDA who became an office holder in ASADA does not receive concurrent fees for the two bodies.




9.                  Clause 2.1 specifies the Principal Determination (Number 19 of 2005 as amended) for the purposes of Part 2 of the Determination.

10.              Clause 2.2 replaces Table A1 in the Principal Determination with a new Table A1 to reflect the outcomes of the Remuneration Tribunal’s annual review of remuneration.  In Table A1 the upper end of the bands for both superannuation salary and total remuneration have been increased by 4.4 per cent (rounded up).  Reference salaries in the structure have also increased by 4.4 per cent (rounded up).




11.              Clause 3.1 specifies the Principal Determination (Number 5 of 2006) for the purposes of Part 3 of the Determination.


12.              Following the Tribunal’s final decision on annual remuneration adjustments, clause 3.2 applies a further increase of 0.4 per cent, from 1 July 2006, to the base salary and total remuneration of each office holder covered by the Principal Determination.


13.              Clause 3.3 increases the amount paid to Specified Statutory Officers in lieu of performance pay from 7 per cent to 10 per cent of total remuneration. 


14.              Clause 3.4 sets a 1 July 2006 date of effect for clauses 3.2 and 3.3.



15.              Clause 4.1 specifies the Principal Determination (Number 9 of 2005 as amended) for the purposes of Part 4 of the Determination.

16.              Clause 4.2 deletes clauses 2.8 to 2.26 of the Principal Determination and replaces them with new clauses 2.8 to 2.20.  These changes clarify and/or define a number of entitlements and terms used in the Principal Determination, and provide for pooling of the family travel entitlements available to Members of Parliament.


17.              Clause 4.3 sets a 1 July 2006 date of effect for clause 4.2.



Authority: Sub-sections 5(2A), 7(1), 7(3), 7(3D) and 7(4) of

the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.