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SLI 2006 No. 211 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997 to enhance existing parliamentary entitlements where current resources have proven inadequate and insert technical amendments to clarify and improve the administration of entitlements.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 14 Aug 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Aug-2006
Tabled Senate15-Aug-2006
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Finance (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014
This Legislative Instrument has been subject to a Motion to Disallow:
Motion Date:
05-Sep-2006
Expiry Date:
30-Oct-2006
House:
House of Reps
Details:
Partial
Resolution:
Negatived
Resolution Date:
18-Oct-2006
Resolution Time:
Provisions:
sch 1 and 3
Motion Date:
17-Aug-2006
Expiry Date:
18-Oct-2006
House:
Senate
Details:
Partial
Resolution:
Negatived
Resolution Date:
07-Sep-2006
Resolution Time:
Provisions:
sch 1 and 3
Motion Date:
17-Aug-2006
Expiry Date:
18-Oct-2006
House:
Senate
Details:
Partial
Resolution:
Withdrawn
Resolution Date:
05-Sep-2006
Resolution Time:
Provisions:
sch 1

Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 211

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990.

Dated 10 August 2006

P. M. JEFFERY

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

GARY NAIRN


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence, or are taken to have commenced, as follows:

                (a)    on 1 July 2006 — regulations 1 to 3 and Schedule 1;

               (b)    on the day after the Regulations are registered — Schedule 2;

                (c)    on 1 September 2006 — Schedule 3.

3              Amendment of Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997

                Schedules 1, 2 and 3 amend the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997.


Schedule 1        Amendment taken to have commenced on 1 July 2006

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Subregulations 3 (2) and (3)

substitute

         (2)   Subject to subregulation (3), for a year beginning on or after 1 July 2006, the additional benefits for a Member of the House of Representatives mentioned in subregulation (1) are limited to a value of $150 000 (the base amount).

         (3)   If a Member of the House of Representatives uses less than his or her full entitlement of additional benefits under this regulation in a year, the Member’s additional benefits mentioned in subregulation (1) for the following year are limited to the sum of:

                (a)    the base amount; and

               (b)    the lesser of:

                          (i)    the amount of the unused entitlement; and

                         (ii)    45% of the base amount.


 

Schedule 2        Amendments commencing on the day after registration

(regulation 3)

[1]           After subregulation 3C (2)

insert

         (3)   For subsection 5 (1) of the Act, if the Leader of the Opposition is representing Australia overseas in accordance with subregulation (1), the costs of a staff member accompanying the Leader of the Opposition are prescribed as an additional benefit for the Leader of the Opposition.

         (4)   For subsection 5 (1) of the Act, if the Deputy Leader of the Opposition is representing Australia overseas in accordance with subregulation (1), the costs of a staff member accompanying the Deputy Leader of the Opposition are prescribed as an additional benefit for the Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

[2]           Regulation 3G, heading

substitute

3G           Additional benefits for certain office-holders

[3]           Paragraph 3G (c)

omit

party.

insert

party; and

[4]           After paragraph 3G (c)

insert

               (d)    party whips.

[5]           Schedule 1, after item [105]

insert

[105A]    Subitem 9 (1)

after

Parliamentary Delegation

insert

, other than an Inter-Parliamentary Union or Commonwealth Parliamentary Association delegation,

[6]           Schedule 1, item [106]

substitute

[106]       Paragraph 9 (1) (a)

substitute

                (a)    the cost of travel at the highest available class, including charter travel for the delegation, in accordance with the official itinerary; and

[7]           Schedule 1, item [111], substituted subitem 9 (2), paragraph (b)

after

extended

insert

in accordance with a revised itinerary approved by the Minister

[8]           Schedule 1, after item [111]

insert

[112]       After item 9

insert

Note   Travel for Inter-Parliamentary Union and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association delegations is funded separately by the Parliament.

[113]       Item 10

omit

and Leaders of the Opposition in the House of Representatives,

insert

, former Leaders of the Opposition in the House of Representatives and former Leaders of The Nationals in the House of Representatives,

[9]           Schedule 1, after item [205]

insert

[205A]    Subitem 1 (2)

omit

an Opposition Office holder or Presiding Officer,

insert

a Senior Officer,

[10]         Schedule 1, item [207]

substitute

[207]       Paragraph 2 (1) (e)

omit

travel, at the appropriate Australian Public Service standard,

insert

travel at business class

[11]         Schedule 1, after item [208]

insert

[208A]    Subitem 3 (1)

after

overseas

insert

, and the cost of emergency medical and hospital treatment overseas (if required),

[12]         Schedule 1, after item [210]

insert

[210A]    Paragraph 4 (b)

omit

prior

[210B]    Paragraph 4 (b)

omit

first-class

insert

the highest available class


 

Schedule 3        Amendment commencing on 1 September 2006

(regulation 3)

[1]           Regulation 3A

substitute

3A           Additional benefits for Senators — printing

         (1)   For subsection 5 (1) of the Act, the following additional benefits for a Senator are prescribed:

                (a)    personalised letterhead stationery;

               (b)    newsletters for distribution to constituents;

                (c)    other printed materials, as approved by the Minister, for distribution to constituents.

         (2)   For the period beginning on 1 September 2006 and ending on 30 June 2007, the additional benefits for a Senator mentioned in subregulation (1) are limited to a value of $16 667.

         (3)   For a year beginning on or after 1 July 2007, the additional benefits for a Senator mentioned in subregulation (1) are limited to a value of $20 000.


Note

1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See www.frli.gov.au.