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Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997

Authoritative Version
SR 1997 No. 318 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Presiding Officer and Parliamentary Delegation Travel) Regulations 2017
Administered by: Finance
Registered 14 Feb 2017
Start Date 11 Feb 2017
Date of repeal 01 Apr 2019
Repealed by Sunsetting

Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997

Statutory Rules No. 318, 1997

made under the

Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990

Compilation No. 26

Compilation date:                              11 February 2017

Includes amendments up to:            F2017L00113

Registered:                                         14 February 2017

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 11 February 2017 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

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Editorial changes

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Self‑repealing provisions

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Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1............ Name of Regulations........................................................................... 1

2............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

2A......... Variation and omission of Scheduled benefits.................................... 2

Part 2—Additional benefits for members                                                               3

Division 1—Printing and communications entitlement                               3

3............ Application of this Division................................................................ 3

3AA...... Printing and communications entitlement............................................ 3

3AB...... Amount of printing and communications entitlement for a member for a financial year           5

Division 2—Other additional benefits                                                                  6

3B......... Additional benefits for members representing a Minister or the Government—overseas travel............................................................................................................ 6

3C......... Additional benefits for members representing Australia—overseas travel               6

3D......... Additional benefits for members—use of special purpose aircraft...... 7

3E.......... Additional benefits for members—mobile telephone services for personal staff      7

3EA....... Supplement of capped entitlements in exceptional circumstances........ 7

3EB....... Insurance cover................................................................................... 8

3EC....... Insurance of personal effects............................................................... 9

Part 2AA—Office budget                                                                                               10

3ED....... Office budget for a financial year for a member................................ 10

Part 2A—Additional benefits for Parliamentary office‑holders             12

3F.......... Additional benefits for Leader of the Opposition.............................. 12

3G......... Additional benefits for certain office‑holders.................................... 12

Part 3—Legal assistance to ministers                                                                       13

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                            13

5............ Definitions........................................................................................ 13

6............ Application of Part............................................................................ 13

Division 2—Assistance                                                                                               14

7............ Approving Minister.......................................................................... 14

8............ Application for assistance................................................................. 14

9............ Assistance to an applicant................................................................. 14

10.......... Consideration by approving Minister................................................ 15

11.......... Revocation of approval..................................................................... 15

12.......... Other arrangements........................................................................... 16

Division 3—Conditions                                                                                              17

13.......... Control by Commonwealth............................................................... 17

14.......... Assistance by applicant..................................................................... 17

15.......... General conditions............................................................................ 17

16.......... Recovery of costs.............................................................................. 17

Division 4—Monitoring and reporting                                                              18

17.......... Monitoring........................................................................................ 18

18.......... Reporting.......................................................................................... 18

Part 4—Transitional provisions                                                                                  19

19.......... Definitions........................................................................................ 19

20.......... Overseas travel by a Parliamentary Delegation................................. 19

21.......... Overseas travel by a Presiding Officer.............................................. 19

22.......... Repeal of this Part............................................................................. 19

Schedule 1—Variation or omission of Scheduled benefits in Schedule 1 to the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990                    20

Part 1—Variations or omissions for Part 1                                                          20

Part 2—Variations or omissions for Part 2                                                          24

Endnotes                                                                                                                                    31

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                            31

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                32

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             33

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           35


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name of Regulations

                   These Regulations are the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997.

2  Definitions

                   In these Regulations:

Act means the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990.

office budget: the office budget for a financial year for a member is the amount worked out for the member under Part 2AA for the financial year.

office budget benefit: each of the following benefits for a member is a distinct office budget benefit:

                     (a)  the benefit set out in subitem 2(1) of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Act as varied by Schedule 1 to these Regulations, so far as that benefit consists of Australian flags;

                     (b)  the benefit set out in subitem 7(1) of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Act as varied by Schedule 1 to these Regulations, so far as that benefit consists of office requisites and stationery;

                     (c)  the benefit set out in subitem 7(1) of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Act as varied by Schedule 1 to these Regulations, so far as that benefit consists of software;

                     (d)  the benefit set out in subitem 7A(1) of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Act as varied by Schedule 1 to these Regulations (publications);

                     (e)  the benefit prescribed by regulation 3AA (printing and communications).

remainder of the office budget: for a particular office budget benefit for a member for a financial year, the remainder of the office budget is the difference between:

                     (a)  the office budget for the financial year for the member; and

                     (b)  the sum of the costs of all the other office budget benefits for the member for the financial year.

Note:          If the member has not taken any of the other office budget benefits for the financial year, the sum described in paragraph (b) will be nil and the remainder of the office budget for the particular office budget benefit will equal the office budget for the member for the financial year.

standard rate of postage means the rate of postage for carriage within Australia of standard postal articles by ordinary post as determined by the Board of Australia Post under paragraph 32(2)(c) of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989.

2A  Variation and omission of Scheduled benefits

                   The Scheduled benefits are varied or omitted in accordance with Schedule 1.

Part 2Additional benefits for members

Division 1Printing and communications entitlement

3  Application of this Division

                   This Division applies to all members.

3AA  Printing and communications entitlement

             (1)  For paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Act, the additional benefit of a printing and communications entitlement, as set out in this Division, is prescribed.

             (2)  The entitlement is for the cost of commercial services for any of the following:

                     (a)  printing;

                     (b)  the production of e‑material;

                     (c)  matters for incorporation into commercially printed material and commercially produced e‑material, including the following:

                              (i)  translation;

                             (ii)  design;

                            (iii)  artwork;

                            (iv)  photography;

                     (d)  the communication and distribution of printed material and e‑material;

                     (e)  the establishment and maintenance of websites;

                      (f)  the production and maintenance of a product commonly known as an audio poster;

Note:       This is a poster to which an electronic device has been attached to broadcast sound.

                     (g)  matters for incorporation into an audio poster, including the following:

                              (i)  translation;

                             (ii)  design;

                            (iii)  artwork;

                            (iv)  photography;

                             (v)  audio recordings;

                     (h)  the distribution of audio posters.

          (2A)  The entitlement must not be used for the cost of commercial services for:

                     (a)  the production of television or radio content; or

                     (b)  the placement of television or radio content.

             (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.

             (5)  For paragraph (2)(a), the entitlement is limited to printing on:

                     (a)  paper or card weighing not more than 700 grams per square metre; or

                     (b)  flat magnetised material.

             (8)  Subject to subregulation (9), printing on personalised letterhead stationery may include only the following:

                     (a)  the member’s name and title;

                     (b)  the address, postal address and contact details of the member’s electorate office, Parliament House office, and capital city office (if applicable);

                   (ba)  a post office box;

                     (c)  other contact details of the member, including his or her electronic contact addresses;

                     (d)  for a member of the House of Representatives—his or her electoral division;

                     (e)  for a Senator—his or her State or Territory;

                      (f)  an electorate, State or Territory map;

                     (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;

                     (h)  photographs of the member;

                      (i)  the Commonwealth Coat of Arms;

                      (j)  the Australian flag;

                     (k)  a political party logo;

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

                    (m)  incidental material.

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

Example 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.

             (9)  If personalised letterhead stationery includes the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the stationery must not include the Australian flag or a political party logo.

           (10)  A member may use the entitlement to print the following number of postal vote applications for a federal election:

                     (a)  for a member of the House of Representatives—a number equal to the number of enrolled voters in the member’s electorate (within the electoral boundaries for the member’s electorate as in place at the last general election) on the last working day of March before the election; and

                     (b)  for a Senator—a number equal to 50% of the number of enrolled voters in the Senator’s State or Territory on the last working day of March before the election.

           (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.

3AB  Amount of printing and communications entitlement for a member for a financial year

                   The cost of commercial services to which a member is entitled under regulation 3AA for a financial year starting on or after 1 July 2015 cannot exceed the remainder of the office budget.

Division 2Other additional benefits

3B  Additional benefits for members representing a Minister or the Government—overseas travel

             (1)  This regulation applies to a member who, with the approval of the Prime Minister, is representing a Minister or the Government overseas.

             (2)  For subsection 5(1) of the Act, the cost of travel overseas at the same standard that would apply to a Minister travelling on official business is prescribed as an additional benefit for a member to which this regulation applies.

             (3)  For subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following additional benefits are prescribed for a member to which this regulation applies:

                     (a)  the cost of travel overseas by the member’s spouse when accompanying the member, if the Prime Minister approves;

                     (b)  the cost of official hospitality, under the same arrangements that apply to a Minister, if the Special Minister of State approves;

                     (c)  the cost of vaccinations and medical supplies essential for travel overseas by the member;

                     (e)  the cost of medical services (including emergency dental services) and hospital services received overseas by the member in the period covered by the official itinerary if the cost is not covered by insurance.

3C  Additional benefits for members representing Australia—overseas travel

             (1)  This regulation applies to a member who, with the approval of the Prime Minister, is representing Australia overseas.

             (2)  For subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following additional benefits are prescribed for a member to whom this regulation applies:

                     (a)  the cost of travel overseas by the member;

                     (b)  the cost of vaccinations and medical supplies essential for travel overseas by the member;

                     (d)  the cost of medical services (including emergency dental services) and hospital services received overseas by the member in the period covered by the official itinerary if the cost is not covered by insurance;

                      (f)  the cost of travel overseas by the member’s spouse when accompanying the member, if the Prime Minister approves.

             (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.

3D  Additional benefits for members—use of special purpose aircraft

                   For subsection 5(1) of the Act, the use of special purpose aircraft, as approved by the Prime Minister, is prescribed as an additional benefit for a member for whom the Prime Minister has given an approval mentioned in subregulation 3B(1) or 3C(1).

3E  Additional benefits for members—mobile telephone services for personal staff

                   For subsection 5(1) of the Act, the cost of mobile telephone services for use of personal staff of an independent member in respect of whom the Prime Minister has made a determination under section 12 of the Act, as approved by the Minister, is prescribed as an additional benefit for the independent member.

3EA  Supplement of capped entitlements in exceptional circumstances

             (1)  This regulation applies to a member if the Minister is satisfied that the member:

                     (a)  has, in the financial year in which a disaster happens, expended a substantial part of a capped entitlement; and

                     (b)  because of the disaster, requires a supplement to the capped entitlement to conduct the member’s electorate or parliamentary business.

             (2)  For subsection 5(1) of the Act, the member is entitled, on application to the Minister, to a supplement in the financial year in which the disaster happened.

             (3)  An application mentioned in subregulation (2) must be made:

                     (a)  in the form approved by the Minister; and

                     (b)  as soon as practicable after the disaster.

             (4)  The amount of the supplement is the amount the Minister decides the member needs to supplement the member’s capped entitlement mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) in order to conduct the member’s electorate or parliamentary business in the financial year in which the disaster happens.

             (5)  However, the total amount of supplement to which a member is entitled under this regulation in a financial year cannot exceed $20,000.

             (6)  A supplement under subregulation (2) may only be used by the member for one or more of the purposes declared by the Minister in a legislative instrument for this subregulation.

             (7)  However, the member may use the supplement for a purpose described in subregulation (6) only if, in the financial year in which the disaster occurred, the member has fully expended:

                     (a)  if the purpose relates to a capped entitlement connected with an office budget benefit—the office budget for the financial year for the member; or

                     (b)  if the purpose relates to another capped entitlement—that capped entitlement.

             (8)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, declare a benefit to be a capped entitlement.

             (9)  In this regulation:

capped entitlement means a benefit declared by the Minister under subregulation (8).

disaster means a serious disruption to a community or region caused by a rapid onset event that:

                     (a)  threatens or causes death, injury or damage to property or the environment; and

                     (b)  requires significant and coordinated multi‑agency and community response.

3EB  Insurance cover

             (1)  For subsection 5(1) of the Act, an entitlement to insurance cover that:

                     (a)  is obtained by the Commonwealth; and

                     (b)  covers a person mentioned in column 1 of an item in the following table; and

                     (c)  covers any of the matters referred to in column 2 of the item and any of the activities referred to in column 3 of the item;

is prescribed as an additional benefit for a member.

 

Insurance cover

Item

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

 

Persons covered

Matters covered

Activities covered

1

Member

Spouse of Prime Minister

Injury to members of the public, or damage to personal property of members of the public

Parliamentary, electorate, official and party business

2

Member

Management activities, professional activities and employment practices

Parliamentary, electorate, official and party business

3

Member

Spouse of Prime Minister or another Minister

Spouse of Presiding Officer

Travel

Travel on parliamentary, electorate, official and party business

             (2)  The Minister may approve in writing a policy or policies of insurance that provide the additional benefit under subregulation (1).

             (3)  The additional benefit:

                     (a)  is subject to any terms, conditions, limitations or exclusions specified in the policy or policies approved under subregulation (2); and

                     (b)  may include additional insurance for a matter if:

                              (i)  the matter is related to a matter mentioned in column 2 of an item in the table in subregulation (1); and

                             (ii)  the additional insurance is included in a commercially available policy of insurance that covers the matter referred to in subparagraph (i); and

                     (c)  may provide insurance for the spouse of a member, or a person assisting the member in undertaking activities referred to in column 3 of the item, in respect of a matter for which insurance is provided to the member under this regulation.

             (4)  An approval under subregulation (2) is not a legislative instrument.

3EC  Insurance of personal effects

             (1)  For subsection 5(1) of the Act, the additional benefit of entitlement to the cost of insurance of personal effects, as set out in this regulation, is prescribed.

             (2)  The Prime Minister is entitled to the cost of insurance for the Prime Minister’s personal effects at official establishments.

Part 2AAOffice budget

  

3ED  Office budget for a financial year for a member

For a Senator

             (1)  The office budget for a financial year starting on or after 1 July 2015 for a Senator is the sum of:

                     (a)  $11 500; and

                     (b)  $92 110, indexed annually in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for each financial year starting on or after 1 July 2016.

For a member of the House of Representatives

             (2)  The office budget for a financial year starting on or after 1 July 2015 for a member of the House of Representatives is the sum of:

                     (a)  $86 500; and

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

                     (c)  either:

                              (i)  if the Australian Electoral Commission has determined that the demographic rating of the member’s electorate is inner metropolitan or outer metropolitan—$44 416; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—$45 751;

                            indexed annually in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for each financial year starting on or after 1 July 2016.

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.

Reduction of office budget for supplement in previous financial year

             (5)  The office budget for a financial year worked out for a member under subregulation (1) or (2) is reduced by the amount of a supplement under regulation 3EA (for a disaster) in the previous financial year spent by the member for a purpose connected with an office budget benefit.

             (6)  Subregulation (5) has effect despite subregulations (1) and (2), but does not apply to a member if, having regard to the member’s particular circumstances, the Minister decides it should not apply.

Part 2AAdditional benefits for Parliamentary office‑holders

  

3F  Additional benefits for Leader of the Opposition

                   For subsection 5(1) of the Act, the cost of photographic services, as approved by the Prime Minister, is prescribed as an additional benefit for the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives.

3G  Additional benefits for certain office‑holders

                   For subsection 5(1) of the Act, the cost of mobile telephone services for use of personal staff, as approved by the Minister, is prescribed as an additional benefit for:

                     (a)  the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives; and

                     (b)  the Leader of The Nationals in the Senate; and

                     (c)  the leader of a minority party; and

                     (d)  party whips.

Part 3Legal assistance to ministers

Division 1Preliminary

5  Definitions

                   In this Part, unless the contrary intention appears:

approving Minister has the meaning given by regulation 7.

applicant means a person who is, or has been on or after 24 May 1990, a Minister.

ministerial duties means duties or conduct arising from occupying the office of Minister.

proceedings means:

                     (a)  a claim for damages or compensation against an applicant; or

                     (b)  a prosecution of an applicant; or

                     (c)  proceedings, in which damages or compensation are not claimed, that are brought against an applicant before a court, tribunal, person or body that may award damages or compensation; or

                     (d)  a claim that an applicant has a legal liability and should take some resulting action; or

                     (e)  an inquiry into matters involving an applicant or the conduct of an applicant (but not a challenge to the validity or conduct of the inquiry); or

                      (f)  a threat to start proceedings mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c).

Secretary means the Secretary to the Attorney‑General’s Department.

subpoena includes a summons or other compulsory process to appear to give evidence or to produce documents.

6  Application of Part

                   This Part applies to proceedings, or a subpoena received by an applicant related to his or her ministerial duties, in relation to a matter happening on or after 24 May 1990.

Division 2Assistance

7  Approving Minister

             (1)  For an application for assistance under regulation 9, the approving Minister is the Attorney‑General unless subregulation (2), (3) or (4) applies.

             (2)  If the Attorney‑General is involved and the Prime Minister is not involved, the approving Minister is the Prime Minister.

             (3)  If the Prime Minister and the Attorney‑General are involved in the same matter, the approving Minister is the Minister for Finance and Administration.

             (4)  If the Prime Minister, the Attorney‑General and the Minister for Finance and Administration are involved in the same matter, the approving Minister is another Minister, who is not involved in the matter, appointed by the Prime Minister.

             (5)  If all Ministers are involved in the matter, the approving Minister is the Attorney‑General.

8  Application for assistance

                   An applicant may apply in writing to the approving Minister for assistance under regulation 9.

9  Assistance to an applicant

             (1)  For subsection 5(1) of the Act, subject to this Part, the approving Minister may approve payment by the Commonwealth of:

                     (a)  the costs of an applicant’s legal representation in relation to proceedings and other costs related to proceedings; and

                     (b)  damages or costs awarded against an applicant; and

                     (c)  a reasonable amount payable by an applicant in the settlement of proceedings; and

                     (d)  a fine or penalty imposed on an applicant; and

                     (e)  the costs of legal representation in responding to a subpoena and other costs related to providing a response to a subpoena.

             (2)  Assistance is payable in accordance with the approval, subject to these Regulations.

             (3)  Assistance extends to the payment of costs for an appeal against, or a review of, a decision in proceedings for which the approval was given.

             (4)  The approving Minister may reduce the amount of assistance payable if the approving Minister is satisfied that the applicant has breached these Regulations or a condition of the approval.

             (5)  The approving Minister may defer making a decision whether to approve payment of assistance in whole or part until the proceedings reach a point at which the approving Minister considers it appropriate to make the decision.

             (6)  Assistance approved in relation to the defence of an indictable offence must be limited initially to the preparation and conduct of committal proceedings.

             (7)  Assistance for payment of a fine or penalty imposed or costs awarded against the applicant in criminal proceedings must not be approved until the fine or penalty is imposed or the costs are awarded.

10  Consideration by approving Minister

             (1)  Before giving approval under regulation 9, the approving Minister must:

                     (a)  consult other Ministers in accordance with arrangements approved by the Prime Minister; and

                     (b)  for proceedings mentioned in paragraph (e) of the definition in regulation 5 of proceedings—be satisfied that:

                              (i)  the inquiry relates to the performance by an applicant of ministerial duties; and

                             (ii)  it is appropriate to give assistance; and

                     (c)  for proceedings other than those mentioned in paragraph (b)—be satisfied that:

                              (i)  the proceedings relate to actual or alleged performance or non‑performance by the applicant of ministerial duties and the applicant acted reasonably and responsibly in relation to the matters giving rise to the proceedings; or

                             (ii)  the proceedings arose only because the applicant is, or has been, the holder of the office of Minister.

             (2)  Approval must not be given for assistance for proceedings that have arisen out of a motor vehicle incident for which:

                     (a)  the applicant’s liability is insured; or

                     (b)  the approving Minister considers that the applicant’s liability should reasonably have been insured.

             (3)  Approval may be refused if there has been unreasonable delay in applying for assistance.

11  Revocation of approval

             (1)  An approval under regulation 9 may be revoked by the approving Minister, by notice given to the applicant:

                     (a)  so far as it provides for expenditure to be incurred, after the notice is given, for costs of an appeal or review; or

                     (b)  if the approving Minister is satisfied that the applicant has breached a condition of the approval.

             (2)  Where the grounds mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) exist:

                     (a)  all or part of the approval may be revoked; and

                     (b)  the applicant may be required to repay all or part of any money paid under the approval after the condition was breached.

12  Other arrangements

             (1)  These Regulations do not affect an applicant’s eligibility for assistance other than under these Regulations.

             (2)  However, in considering whether to approve assistance under these Regulations or the amount of assistance, the approving Minister may take into account any payment received or receivable by the applicant other than under these Regulations.

Division 3Conditions

13  Control by Commonwealth

                   If an approval under paragraph 9(1)(b) or (c) has been given, the Commonwealth may control the conduct of the defence of the proceedings.

14  Assistance by applicant

                   The applicant must give to the Commonwealth the assistance that it requests in exercising its control under regulation 13.

15  General conditions

             (1)  An approval under regulation 9 may be subject to the condition that the Australian Government Solicitor or another nominated legal practitioner will represent the applicant.

             (2)  An approval may be subject to other conditions imposed by the approving Minister at any time.

             (3)  The costs of an applicant’s legal representation and other related costs will be paid only so far as they are certified by the Secretary, or another officer designated by the Secretary, to be reasonable.

16  Recovery of costs

             (1)  An approval under regulation 9 for the Commonwealth to arrange for the defence of an applicant is subject to the condition that, if an award of costs is made in the applicant’s favour, the applicant must take all steps directed by the Commonwealth to recover the costs and must pay to the Commonwealth any costs recovered.

             (2)  The approval includes approval for the payment of the reasonable expense, certified by the Secretary or another officer designated by the Secretary, of the steps reasonably taken or directed to be taken by the applicant to recover those costs.

Division 4Monitoring and reporting

17  Monitoring

                   The Secretary or another officer designated by the Secretary must:

                     (a)  monitor strategies adopted by an applicant in legal proceedings for which assistance under regulation 9 has been approved; and

                     (b)  inform the approving Minister if the Secretary or the other officer considers that proposed expenditure on the proceedings is unreasonable.

18  Reporting

                   The Attorney‑General must:

                     (a)  inform the Parliament of each decision to pay assistance under this Part, including reasons for the decision and any limits on expenditure, as soon as possible; and

                     (b)  within 3 months after the end of each financial year, table a consolidated statement of expenditure under this Part for that year, specifying the expenditure for each matter.

Part 4Transitional provisions

  

19  Definitions

                   In this Part:

amending regulations means the Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Presiding Officer and Parliamentary Delegation Travel) Regulations 2017.

20  Overseas travel by a Parliamentary Delegation

             (1)  Subject to subregulation (2), item [105B] of Schedule 1 applies in relation to travel on or after the commencement of the amending regulations.

             (2)  Item [105B] of Schedule 1 does not apply in relation to travel approved by the Prime Minister before the commencement of the amending regulations.

21  Overseas travel by a Presiding Officer

             (1)  The amendments of item [206] of Schedule 1 made by the amending regulations apply in relation to travel on or after the commencement of the amending regulations.

             (2)  Subitems 2(2A) and (2B) of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Act as varied by these Regulations each have effect, in relation to the financial year beginning on 1 July 2016, as if the reference in that subitem to $250,000 were a reference to the amount equal to $125,000 reduced by the total amount of the benefits referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) of that subitem for travel in the transitional period.

             (3)  For the purposes of subregulation (2), the transitional period is the period starting on 1 January 2017 and ending on the day before the commencement of the amending regulations.

22  Repeal of this Part

                   This Part is repealed at the start of 1 July 2017.


Schedule 1Variation or omission of Scheduled benefits in Schedule 1 to the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990

(regulation 2A)

Part 1Variations or omissions for Part 1

[100AAA]  Item 2

after

2.

insert

(1)

[100AA]  Item 2

after

symbols,

insert

as approved by the Minister,

[100AB]  At the end of item 2

add

 

(2)

The cost of Australian flags to which a member is entitled under subitem (1) for a financial year starting on or after 1 July 2015 cannot exceed the remainder of the office budget (as defined in regulation 2 of the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997).

[100]  Item 3

omit

[101]  Item 4

omit

[102]  Item 5

omit

publications from the Australian Government Bookshop

insert

Australian Government publications

[103]  Item 6

omit

in

insert

at

[104]  Item 7

substitute

 

7. (1)

Office accommodation (including for personal staff) in the electorate, together with equipment, facilities, office requisites and stationery necessary to operate the office, as approved by the Minister, for purposes related to Parliamentary, electorate or official business, but not commercial business.

(2)

The cost of office requisites and stationery to which a member is entitled under subitem (1) for a financial year starting on or after 1 July 2015 cannot exceed the lesser of:

(a) $50 000; and

(b) the remainder of the office budget (as defined in regulation 2 of the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997).

(3)

The cost of software to which a member is entitled under subitem (1) for a financial year starting on or after 1 July 2015 cannot exceed the remainder of the office budget (as defined in regulation 2 of the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997).

[104A]  After item 7

insert

 

7A. (1)

The cost of purchasing publications (including electronic publications) for purposes related to Parliamentary, electorate or official business, but not commercial business.

(2)

The cost of purchasing publications to which a member is entitled under subitem (1) for a financial year starting on or after 1 July 2015 cannot exceed the remainder of the office budget (as defined in regulation 2 of the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997).

[105]  Paragraph 8(b)

omit

official cars;

insert

car with driver services;

[105A]  Subitem 9(1)

after

Parliamentary Delegation

insert

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

[105B]  Subitem 9(1)

omit the first occurrence of

Prime Minister

substitute

Presiding Officers

[106]  Paragraph 9(1)(a)

substitute

                     (a)  the cost of the following, in accordance with the official itinerary:

                              (i)  fares at no higher than business class;

                             (ii)  charter travel for the delegation;

                            (iii)  accommodation of an appropriate standard;

                            (iv)  meals and incidentals (some or all of which may be paid by way of an allowance equivalent to the standard applying to an SES employee in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade); and

[107]  Paragraph 9(1)(b)

omit

appropriate Australian Public Service standard;

insert

standard applying to an employee in the Senior Executive Service in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;

[108]  After paragraph 9(1)(c)

insert

                    (ca)  the cost of facilities and services necessary for meetings of the delegation; and

[109]  Paragraph 9(1)(d)

substitute

                     (d)  the following costs relating to medical and hospital services received by the member:

                              (i)  the cost of vaccinations and medical supplies essential for travel overseas;

                            (iii)  the cost of medical services (including emergency dental services) and hospital services received overseas by the member in the period covered by the official itinerary if the cost is not covered by insurance; and

[110]  Paragraphs 9(1)(e) and (f)

substitute

                     (e)  use of special purpose aircraft as approved by the Prime Minister.

[111]  Subitem 9(2)

substitute

             (2)  The class of travel entitlement of the member may be downgraded for either or both of the following purposes:

                     (a)  to offset the cost of the fare of an accompanying spouse;

                     (b)  to enable travel to be extended in accordance with a revised itinerary approved by the Minister for purposes related to Parliamentary or electorate business.

[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,

Part 2Variations or omissions for Part 2

[201]  Paragraph 1(1)(b)

substitute

                     (b)  for the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives, the use of an official car with driver in Canberra or in the capital city of his or her home State or Territory; and

[202]  Paragraph 1(1)(c)

omit

[203]  Paragraph 1(1)(d)

omit

official cars;

insert

car with driver services;

[204]  Paragraph 1(1)(e)

after

Presiding Officer,

insert

who may be accompanied by his or her spouse, 1 staff member and, subject to subitems (5) and (6), 1 or more persons mentioned in subitem (4),

[205]  Paragraph 1(1)(f)

substitute

                      (f)  for the leader of a minority party, who may be accompanied by his or her spouse, 1 staff member and, subject to subitems (5) and (6), 1 or more persons mentioned in subitem (4), the cost of charter transport, not exceeding an annual amount calculated in accordance with subitem (7); and

[205A]  Subitem 1(2)

omit

an Opposition Office holder or Presiding Officer,

insert

a Senior Officer,

[205AB]  After subitem 1(3)

insert

             (4)  For paragraphs (1)(e) and (f), the persons are:

                     (a)  1 or more additional members of his or her staff; and

                     (b)  another member, or members, whose presence is relevant to the purpose of the travel; and

                     (c)  subject to subitem (6), any other person.

             (5)  A person mentioned in subitem (4) is not entitled to travel under this item if, as a result of the addition of the person to the travelling party:

                     (a)  a larger aircraft or vehicle is required; or

                     (b)  the cost to the Commonwealth of the travel is increased.

             (6)  If a person mentioned in paragraph (4)(c) is added to a travelling party, the cost of the person’s travel must be recovered, in accordance with cost recovery guidelines issued by the Minister.

             (7)  For paragraph (1)(f), the annual amount is:

                     (a)  for the 2011–2012 financial year—$18,300; and

                     (b)  for each subsequent financial year—$18,300 indexed annually, in accordance with the Consumer Price Index, rounded up or down to the nearest multiple of $100 (rounding up an amount of $50).

[206]  Item 2

substitute

2.          (1)  For travel overseas on official business by a Presiding Officer:

                     (a)  the cost of business class fares; and

                     (b)  the cost of accommodation, meals and incidentals; and

                     (c)  the cost of travel, at business class, of one staff member accompanying the Presiding Officer; and

                     (d)  if there is no accompanying spouse, the cost of travel, at business class, of a second staff member accompanying the Presiding Officer; and

                     (e)  the following costs relating to medical and hospital services received by the Presiding Officer:

                              (i)  the cost of vaccinations and medical supplies essential for travel overseas;

                            (iii)  the cost of medical services (including emergency dental services) and hospital services received overseas if the cost is not covered by insurance; and

                     (g)  equipment and clothing allowances equivalent to the standard applying to an SES employee in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

             (2)  If, with the approval of the Presiding Officer, a member is representing the Presiding Officer, the member is entitled to the same benefits under subitem (1) as the Presiding Officer.

          (2A)  If the total amount of the following benefits for travel in a financial year exceed $250,000:

                     (a)  benefits under this item for any President of the Senate or a member representing any President of the Senate;

                     (b)  benefits under item 3 for a spouse of any President of the Senate;

a President of the Senate or a member representing a President of the Senate is not entitled to further benefits under this item for travel in the financial year without the approval of the Prime Minister.

          (2B)  If the total amount of the following benefits for travel in a financial year exceed $250,000:

                     (a)  benefits under this item for any Speaker of the House of Representatives or a member representing any Speaker of the House of Representatives;

                     (b)  benefits under item 3 for a spouse of any Speaker of the House of Representatives;

a Speaker of the House of Representatives or a member representing a Speaker of the House of Representatives is not entitled to further benefits under this item for travel in the financial year without the approval of the Prime Minister.

          (2C)  If a Presiding Officer or a member representing a Presiding Officer requires approval for travel under subitem (2A) or (2B), the Presiding Officer or member must not be accompanied for the travel by a second staff member as referred to in paragraph (1)(d) without the approval of the Prime Minister.

          (2D)  For the purposes of this item, travel on an itinerary that starts in a financial year and ends in the next financial year is taken to be travel in the first‑mentioned financial year.

             (3)  In this item:

staff member means a person employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984.

2A.       (1)  For travel overseas on official business in a financial year by the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives, and by other members of the Opposition as approved by the Leader of the Opposition, an amount equal to the cost of 4 scheduled first class around‑the‑world airfares as calculated:

                     (a)  on 1 July in that financial year; and

                     (b)  on the basis of a Sydney to London to Sydney via Eastern hemisphere route and Atlantic‑Pacific route.

             (2)  If, during a financial year, a person becomes the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives because the person’s party has become the Opposition party or has joined one or more parties to become the Opposition:

                     (a)  during that year, the amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1) is taken to be an amount worked out by the formula:

; and

                     (b)  the amount so worked out must be rounded to the nearest whole number that is greater than zero.

Note:          The number of days in the remainder of the financial year includes the day the party becomes the Opposition party or joins one or more parties to become the Opposition.

             (3)  If, during a financial year, a person becomes the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives in circumstances to which subitem (2) does not apply, the amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1) is taken to be the amount that was available to be used immediately before the person became the Leader.

             (4)  The amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1) is to be used for:

                     (a)  the cost of travel of the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives and other members of the Opposition travelling overseas at no higher than business class; and

                     (b)  for an Opposition Office Holder, if the cost of his or her fares is being met by the amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1)—if a staff member is accompanying the Opposition Office Holder, as described in subitem (5), the cost of travel of a second staff member accompanying the Opposition Office Holder and travelling overseas at business class or a lower class; and

                     (c)  for any other Opposition member, if the cost of his or her fares is being met by the amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1)—the cost of travel of up to 2 staff members accompanying the member and travelling overseas at business class or a lower class, as approved by the Leader of the Opposition; and

                     (d)  for the Leader of the Opposition or other member—equipment and clothing allowances equivalent to the standard applying to an SES employee in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

             (5)  In addition to the benefit mentioned in subitem (1), for travel overseas on official business in a financial year by an Opposition Office Holder, if the cost of his or her fares is being met by the amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1), the cost of travel of one staff member accompanying the Opposition Office Holder and travelling overseas at business class or a lower class.

             (6)  In addition to the benefit mentioned in subitem (1), for travel overseas on official business in a financial year by the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives and other members of the Opposition:

                     (a)  the following costs relating to medical and hospital services received by the Leader or member:

                              (i)  the cost of vaccinations and medical supplies essential for travel overseas;

                            (iii)  the cost of medical services (including emergency dental services) and hospital services received overseas if the cost is not covered by insurance.

             (7)  In this item:

staff member means a person employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984.

2B.       (1)  For travel overseas on official business in a financial year by the leader of a minority party, and by other members of the minority party as approved by the leader of the minority party, an amount equal to the cost of one scheduled first class around‑the‑world airfare as calculated:

                     (a)  on 1 July in that financial year; and

                     (b)  on the basis of a Sydney to London to Sydney via Eastern hemisphere route and Atlantic‑Pacific route.

             (2)  If, during a financial year, a person becomes the leader of a minority party because the person’s party becomes a minority party:

                     (a)  during that year, the amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1) is taken to be an amount worked out by the formula:

; and

                     (b)  the amount so worked out must be rounded to the nearest whole number that is greater than zero.

Note:          The number of days in the remainder of the financial year includes the day the party becomes a minority party.

             (3)  If, during a financial year, a person becomes the leader of a minority party in circumstances to which subitem (2) does not apply, the amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1) is taken to be the amount that was available to be used immediately before the person became the leader.

             (4)  The amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1) is to be used for:

                     (a)  the cost of travel of the leader of the minority party and other members of the minority party travelling overseas at no higher than business class; and

                     (b)  for the leader of the minority party, if the cost of his or her fares is being met by the amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1)—if a staff member is accompanying the leader as described in subitem (5), the cost of travel of a second staff member accompanying the leader and travelling overseas at business class or a lower class; and

                     (c)  for any other member of the minority party, if the cost of his or her fares is being met by the amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1)—the cost of travel of up to 2 staff members accompanying the member and travelling overseas at business class or a lower class, as approved by the leader of the minority party; and

                     (d)  for the leader of the minority party or other member—equipment and clothing allowances equivalent to the standard applying to an SES employee in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

             (5)  In addition to the benefit mentioned in subitem (1), for travel overseas on official business in a financial year by the leader of the minority party, if the cost of his or her fares is being met by the amount of the benefit mentioned in subitem (1), the cost of travel of one staff member accompanying the leader and travelling overseas at business class or a lower class.

             (6)  In addition to the benefit mentioned in subitem (1), for travel overseas on official business in a financial year by the leader of the minority party and other members of the minority party:

                     (a)  the following costs relating to medical and hospital services received by the leader and other members of the minority party:

                              (i)  the cost of vaccinations and medical supplies essential for travel overseas;

                            (iii)  the cost of medical services (including emergency dental services) and hospital services received overseas if the cost is not covered by insurance.

             (7)  In this item:

staff member means a person employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984.

[208A]  Subitem 3(1)

substitute

3.          (1)  For travel overseas by the spouse of a Minister or Presiding Officer when accompanying the Minister or Presiding Officer travelling on official business:

                     (a)  the cost of fares at the same class as the Minister or Presiding Officer; and

                     (b)  the cost of accommodation; and

                     (c)  the cost of meals and incidentals (some or all of which may be paid by way of an allowance equivalent to the standard applying to an SES employee in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade); and

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

[210]  Item 4

after

Officer

insert

(other than a Parliamentary Secretary)

[210A]  Paragraph 4(b)

omit

prior

[210B]  Paragraph 4(b)

omit

first‑class

insert

the highest available class

[211]  Item 6(2)

substitute

          (1A)  For a Senior Officer, the following costs in relation to a dedicated data line associated with 1 home telephone service mentioned in subitem 6(1):

                     (a)  the full cost of installation, maintenance and rental of the line; and

                     (b)  all call and on‑line costs.

             (2)  For the leader of a minority party:

                     (a)  the full cost of a home telephone service in Canberra; and

                     (b)  for a dedicated data line associated with the home telephone service:

                              (i)  the full cost of installation, maintenance and rental of the line; and

                             (ii)  all call and on‑line costs.

[212]  Item 7

after

official business

insert

, other than postage for a bulk mail‑out


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Number and year

FRLI registration or gazettal

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

1997 No. 318

17 Nov 1997

17 Nov 1997

 

1998 No. 269

26 Aug 1998

26 Aug 1998

2001 No. 355

21 Dec 2001

1 Jan 2002

2003 No. 149

26 June 2003

1 July 2003 (r 2)
Note: Sch (1 item 3) was disallowed by the Senate on 20 Aug 2003

2005 No. 197

22 Aug 2005 (F2005L02321)

23 Aug 2005

2005 No. 235

24 Oct 2005 (F2005L03257)

25 Oct 2005

2006 No. 211

14 Aug 2006 (F2006L02653)

rr. 1–3 and Schedule 1: 1 July 2006
Schedule 2: 15 Aug 2006
Remainder: 1 Sept 2006

2007 No. 145

8 June 2007 (F2007L01549)

9 June 2007

2008 No. 15

6 Mar 2008 (F2008L00659)

1 July 2008

2008 No. 228

3 Dec 2008 (F2008L04474)

4 Dec 2008

2009 No. 219

9 Sept 2009 (F2009L03463)

1 Oct 2009

as amended by

 

 

 

2009 No. 250

30 Sept 2009 (F2009L03706)

30 Sept 2009

2009 No. 366

15 Dec 2009 (F2009L04564)

rr. 1–3 and Schedule 1: 1 Oct 2009
Schedule 2: 16 Dec 2009

2011 No. 55

21 Apr 2011 (F2011L00631)

22 Apr 2011

as amended by

 

 

 

2011 No. 97

17 June 2011 (F2011L01069)

18 June 2011

2011 No. 72

2 June 2011 (F2011L00927)

3 June 2011

r. 4

2012 No. 104

19 June 2012 (F2012L01245)

1 July 2012

71, 2013

17 May 2013 (F2013L00792)

18 May 2013

109, 2013

14 June 2013 (F2013L01005)

1 July 2013

113, 2014

23 July 2014 (F2014L01018)

24 July 2014

107, 2015

26 June 2015 (F2015L00949)

1 July 2015

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulation 2016 (No. 1)

15 Apr 2016 (F2016L00522)

Sch 1 (items 1–3): 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) item 2)
Sch 1 (items 4, 5): 1 July 2016 (s 2(1) item 3)

Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulation 2016 (No. 2)

6 May 2016 (F2016L00685)

7 May 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Opposition Office Holder Travel) Regulation 2016

1 Sept 2016 (F2016L01375)

2 Sept 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Presiding Officer and Parliamentary Delegation Travel) Regulations 2017

10 Feb 2017 (F2017L00113)

11 Feb 2017 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

Part 1 heading...........................

ad. 1998 No. 269

r. 1............................................

rs. 2001 No. 355

r 2.............................................

am No 107, 2015

r. 2A.........................................

ad. 2003 No. 149

Part 2

 

Part 2 heading...........................

ad. 1998 No. 269

 

rs. 2003 No. 149

Division 1

 

Division 1 heading....................

ad. 2009 No. 219

r. 3............................................

rs. 2001 No. 355

 

am. 2003 No. 149 (disallowed); 2006 No. 211; 2007 No. 145; 2008 No. 15

 

rs. 2009 No. 219 (as am. by 2009 No. 250)

r. 3A.........................................

ad. 2001 No. 355

 

rs. 2006 No. 211

 

am. 2008 No. 15

 

rep. 2009 No. 219 (as am. by 2009 No. 250)

r. 3AA.......................................

ad. 2009 No. 219 (as am. by 2009 No. 250)

 

am. 2009 No. 366; 2011 Nos. 55 and 72; No. 71, 2013; F2016L00685

r. 3AB.......................................

ad. 2009 No. 219 (as am. by 2009 No. 250)

 

am. 2011 No. 55 (as am. by 2011 No. 97)

 

rs No 107, 2015

r. 3AC.......................................

ad. 2009 No. 219 (as am. by 2009 No. 250)

 

am. 2011 No. 55 (as am. by 2011 No. 97)

 

rep No 107, 2015

Division 2

 

Division 2 heading....................

ad. 2009 No. 219

r. 3B..........................................

ad. 2001 No. 355

 

am. 2003 No. 149; No. 109, 2013

r. 3C..........................................

ad. 2003 No. 149

 

am. 2006 No. 211; No. 109, 2013

r. 3D.........................................

ad. 2003 No. 149

r. 3E..........................................

ad. 2003 No. 149

r. 3EA.......................................

ad. 2011 No. 55 (as am. by 2011 No. 97)

 

am No 107, 2015

r. 3EB.......................................

ad. No. 109, 2013

r. 3EC.......................................

ad. No. 109, 2013

r. 4............................................

rep. 2003 No. 149

Part 2AA

 

Part 2AA...................................

ad No 107, 2015

r 3ED........................................

ad No 107, 2015

 

am F2016L00522

Part 2A

 

Part 2A......................................

ad. 2003 No. 149

r. 3F..........................................

ad. 2003 No. 149

r. 3G.........................................

ad. 2003 No. 149

 

rs. 2005 No. 197

 

am. 2006 No. 211

Part 3

 

Part 3........................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

Division 1

 

r. 5............................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

r. 6............................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

Division 2

 

r. 7............................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

r. 8............................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

r. 9............................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

r. 10..........................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

r. 11..........................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

r. 12..........................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

Division 3

 

r. 13..........................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

r. 14..........................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

r. 15..........................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

r. 16..........................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

Division 4

 

r. 17..........................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

r. 18..........................................

ad. 1998 No. 269

Part 4

 

Part 4 heading...........................

ed C25

Part 4........................................

ad No 107, 2015; F2017L00113

 

rep 1 July 2017 (r 22)

r 19...........................................

ad No 107, 2015

 

rep 1 July 2016 (r 19(2))

 

ad F2017L00113

 

rep 1 July 2017 (r 22)

r 20...........................................

ad F2017L00113

 

rep 1 July 2017 (r 22)

r 21...........................................

ad F2017L00113

 

rep 1 July 2017 (r 22)

r 22...........................................

ad F2017L00113

 

rep 1 July 2017 (r 22)

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1................................

ad No 149, 2003

 

am No 235, 2005; No 211, 2006; No 228, 2008; No 219, 2009 (as am by No 250, 2009); No 55, 2011 (as am by No 97, 2011); No 72, 2011; No 104, 2012; No 109, 2013; No 113, 2014; No 107, 2015; F2016L01375; F2017L00113