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This determination deals with the periods to be served by members of the Parliament, who have served as Prime Ministers, in order to qualify for Parliamentary Retirement Travel upon retirement from the Parliament.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 15 Dec 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR05-Feb-2018
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2018


Determination 2017/24:  Parliamentary Retirement Travel


This Determination deals with qualification for Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlements.


1.1        Authority: This Determination is made under subsection 30(1A) of the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002.

1.2        Effective Date: This Determination commences on 1 January 2018.

Note:    This Determination is to be construed with the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002, which defines some terms that are used in the Determination.


2.1     For subsection 30(2) of the PRT Act, a member will, upon retirement from the Parliament, qualify for a Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement if:

a.        the person has served as Prime Minister; and

b.        either:

i.          the person served as Prime Minister for at least one year; or

ii.         the person served as a senator or member of the House of Representatives for at least 20 years.

2.2     A period of service for the purposes of clause 2.1 may be continuous or broken.

2.3     For the purposes of clause 2.1(b)(ii), the period for which the person served as Prime Minister is to be trebled.

Note:     For example, if a person serves as a senator for 19 years and six months, the final six months of which were as Prime Minister, the person will qualify for for a Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement.  The period of service as a senator will be taken to be 20 years and six months.





John C Conde AO



Ewen G W Crouch AM



Heather J Zampatti


Signed this 12 day of December 2017.