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This instrument amends the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997 to ensure that each member’s office budget reflects the increase in the standard postage rate that took effect on 4 January 2016.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 15 Apr 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Apr-2016
Tabled Senate19-Apr-2016
Date of repeal 02 Jul 2016
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Table of contents.

 

Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulation 2016 (No. 1)

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated 14 April 2016

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

 

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Part 1—Amendments commencing 1 July 2015                                                                        2

Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997                                                                                2

Part 2—Amendments commencing 1 July 2016                                                                        3

Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997                                                                                3

 


1  Name

                   This is the Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulation 2016 (No. 1).

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered.

16 April 2016

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

1 July 2015.

1 July 2015

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

1 July 2016.

1 July 2016

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

Part 1Amendments commencing 1 July 2015

Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997

1  Paragraph 3ED(1)(b)

Omit “$86 271”, substitute “$92 110”.

2  Paragraph 3ED(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the amount worked out under subregulation (3) for the member’s electorate; and

3  Subregulations 3ED(3) and (4)

Repeal the subregulations, substitute:

House of Representatives voter‑related component of office budget for the financial year starting on 1 July 2015

             (3)  For paragraph (2)(b), the amount is the amount worked out according to the following formula (rounded to the nearest whole number):

where:

number of enrolled voters means the number of enrolled voters within the electoral boundaries for the member’s electorate as in place at the last general election.

Part 2Amendments commencing 1 July 2016

Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997

4  Paragraph 3ED(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the amount worked out under subregulation (3) or (4) for the member’s electorate; and

5  Subregulation 3ED(3)

Repeal the subregulation, substitute:

House of Representatives voter‑related component of office budget

             (3)  For paragraph (2)(b), the amount is the product of the following, worked out as at the last business day in March before the financial year:

                     (a)  the number of enrolled voters within the electoral boundaries for the member’s electorate as in place at the last general election;

                     (b)  the standard rate of postage.

             (4)  However, if the first election for the electorate occurs between the last business day in March before the financial year and the end of the financial year, the amount for paragraph (2)(b) is the product of the following:

                     (a)  the number of enrolled voters within the electoral boundaries for the member’s electorate as at the close of the electoral roll for that election;

                     (b)  the standard rate of postage as at that last business day.