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SLI 2009 No. 366 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997 to simplify and clarify the rules in relation to the recently introduced printing and communications entitlement.
Administered by: Finance
Made 14 Dec 2009
Registered 15 Dec 2009
Tabled HR 02 Feb 2010
Tabled Senate 02 Feb 2010
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Finance (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 2)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 366

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, 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 14 December 2009

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

JOSEPH LUDWIG


Contents

                        1     Name of Regulations                                                        2

                        2     Commencement                                                              2

                        3     Amendment of Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997 2

Schedule 1             Amendments taken to have commenced on 1 October 2009        3

Schedule 2             Amendment commencing on day after registration      6

 

 


 

 

1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 2).

2              Commencement

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

                 (a)     on 1 October 2009 — regulations 1 to 3 and Schedule 1;

                (b)     on the day after they are registered — Schedule 2.

3              Amendment of Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997

                Schedules 1 and 2 amend the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997.


Schedule 1        Amendments taken to have commenced on 1 October 2009

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Subregulations 3AA (3) and (4)

substitute

         (3)   The entitlement must only be used for parliamentary or electorate purposes, and must not be used for:

                (a)    party business; or

               (b)    commercial purposes.

[2]           Subregulations 3AA (6) and (7)

substitute

         (6)   All material printed under the entitlement (including flat magnetised material), other than:

                (a)    personalised letterhead stationery; and

               (b)    a greeting card that acknowledges events such as the following:

                          (i)    Christmas or another religious occasion;

                         (ii)    New Year;

                         (iii)    a birthday or other anniversary;

                        (iv)    the birth of a child;

                         (v)    success in education or training;

                        (vi)    bereavement; and           

                (c)    envelopes for the purpose of paragraph (b);

must include 1 of the following statements:

                        This material has been produced at Australian Government expense by [insert name of member].

                        This material has been produced by [insert name of member] using [his or her] printing and communications entitlement.

         (7)   A statement mentioned in subregulation (6) must be written:

                (a)    in English; and

               (b)    legibly; and

                (c)    in a minimum font size of 8 point.

      (7A)   A statement mentioned in subregulation (6) is required only to be displayed once on the material, on the inside or outside of:

                (a)    the front page of the material; or

               (b)    the back page of the material; or

                (c)    the front cover of the material; or

               (d)    the back cover of the material.

                       

[3]           Paragraph 3AA (8) (g)

substitute

                (g)    a description of the electorate, State or Territory, which may be in the form of, or include, a pictorial representation relating to the electorate, State or Territory;

[4]           Paragraph 3AA (8) (h)

substitute

                (h)    photographs of the member;

[5]           Paragraph 3AA (8) (k)

omit

logo.

insert

logo;

[6]           After paragraph 3AA (8) (k)

insert

                 (l)    1 personal slogan or motto of the member;

               (m)    incidental material.

Examples

1   A statement that the material is printed on 100% recycled paper.

2   A symbol such as a tick to indicate that an organisation or body has approved an environmentally friendly method of production of the paper.

[7]           Subregulation 3AA (11)

substitute

       (11)   In this regulation:

party business:

                (a)    means the production, communication or distribution of material that:

                          (i)    is, or contains, how-to-vote material; or

                         (ii)    solicits subscriptions or other financial support for a member, political party or candidate; and

               (b)    does not include the production, communication or distribution of a postal vote application mentioned in subregulation (10).

personalised letterhead stationery means letterhead paper, envelopes, compliments slips and business cards for a member to which text or other material may then be added for the member’s purposes.

Schedule 2        Amendment commencing on day after registration

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           Paragraph 3AA (2) (b)

substitute

               (b)    the communication and distribution of printed material; and

                (c)    the establishment and maintenance of web sites.


Note

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