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2014/10 Determinations/Remuneration Tribunal as made
This determination revokes and supersedes Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2013/13 - Members of Parliament - Base Salary, Additional Salary for Parliamentary Office Holders, and Related Matters.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 39
Registered 19 May 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-May-2014
Tabled Senate16-Jun-2014
Date of repeal 11 May 2015
Repealed by Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2015/06 - Members of Parliament – Base Salary, Additional Salary for Parliamentary Office Holders, and Related Matters
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REMUNERATION TRIBUNAL

 

Explanatory Statement:  Determination 2014/10
Members of Parliament – Base Salary, Additional Salary for Parliamentary Office Holders, and Related Matters

1.               The Remuneration Tribunal has inquired into the remuneration paid to members of parliament, including parliamentary office holders, as it is empowered to do by the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 (the Act).  It has determined that there will be no general adjustment to the remuneration of public offices in its jurisdiction from 1 July 2014.

2.               Whilst this Determination does not provide for an annual adjustment it does fulfil the obligation under sub-section 8(1) of the Act for the Remuneration Tribunal to issue a determination at an interval of no more than a year.

3.               In undertaking its inquiry and making this Determination the Tribunal has informed itself through consultation in accordance with established practice.  Full reasons for the Tribunal’s decision, as required by sub-section 7A of the Act, are published on the Tribunal’s website.

Contents

PART 1 – GENERAL. 1

PART 2 – PARLIAMENTARY BASE SALARY.. 1

PART 3 – ADDITIONAL SALARY FOR PARLIAMENTARY OFFICE HOLDERS.. 1

PART 4 - MINISTERS OF STATE.. 2

 

PART 1 – GENERAL

4.         Part 1 sets out the authority for and date of effect of the Determination and revokes and supersedes previous Determinations 2013/13 (as amended).  It also defines ‘base salary’ and explains the scope of references to a ‘member’ or ‘member of parliament’.

PART 2 – PARLIAMENTARY BASE SALARY

5.         Part 2 sets the base salary to be paid to a member of parliament and the portion of that salary that is not to be taken into account in defining parliamentary allowance (salary) for the purposes of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948.

6.         The provisions in Part 2 are unchanged from those contained in Part 2 of the previous Determination.

PART 3 – ADDITIONAL SALARY FOR PARLIAMENTARY OFFICE HOLDERS

7.         Part 3 sets the additional salary to be paid to parliamentary office holders and the portion of that salary that is not to be taken as ‘allowance by way of salary’ for the purposes of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948.

8.         It also specifies how authorities are to administer payment of the additional salary and limits the number of shadow ministers who may be paid in accordance with the Determination.

9.         The provisions in Part 3 are unchanged from those contained in Part 3 of the previous Determination.

PART 4 - MINISTERS OF STATE

10.       Part 4 specifies the portion of additional salary of Ministers of State that will not count as allowance by way of salary for the purposes of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948.

11.       The provisions in Part 4 are unchanged from those contained in Part 4 of the previous Determination.

 

 

 

           Authority: Subsections 7(1), 7(1A), 7(1B), 7(1C), 7(2), 7(2A), 7(4) and 7(5G)

of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973