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Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Determination 2017

made under section 16 of the

Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017

Compilation No. 3

Compilation date:                              27 September 2018

Includes amendments up to:            Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Amendment Determination 2018 (No. 3)

 

 

 


About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Determination 2017 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 27 September 2018 (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 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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If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                 

 


Contents

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

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

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Resources for former Prime Ministers..................................................................................... 1

6  Meaning of official business..................................................................................................... 2

7  Miscellaneous........................................................................................................................... 3

Schedule—The Hon Robert (Bob) J L Hawke AC                                                    4

Schedule—The Hon Paul John Keating                                                                     5

Schedule—The Hon John Winston Howard OM AC                                               7

Schedule—The Hon Kevin Michael Rudd                                                                 8

Schedule—The Hon Julia Eileen Gillard AC                                                           11

Schedule—The Hon Anthony (Tony) John Abbott MP                                          14

Schedule—The Hon Malcolm Bligh Turnbull                                                          17

Endnotes                                                                                                                      21

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                            21

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                               22

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                            23

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           24

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Parliamentary Business Resources (former Prime Ministers) Determination 2017.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 16 of the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017.

4  Definitions

(1)   In this instrument:

Act means the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017.

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in section 5 of the Act, including the following:

(a)      commercial purpose;

(b)      member;

(c)      office holder;

(d)      resources provider;

(e)      spouse;

(f)       travel expenses.

in Parliament, in relation to a former Prime Minister, means a member as defined in section 5 of the Act.

international travel expenses has the same meaning as in section 35 of the Regulations as if it applied to former Prime Ministers.

official business has the meaning given by section 6.

Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement Holder means the travel entitlements provided to a former Prime Minister under the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002.

Regulations means the Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017.

5  Resources for former Prime Ministers

(1)      For the purposes of section 16 of the Act, a former Prime Minister is provided the resources, subject to any condition, as specified in the relevant Schedule for the former Prime Minister, as follows:

(a)    The Hon Robert (Bob) J L Hawke AC is to be provided with the resources specified in Schedule—The Hon Robert (Bob) J L Hawke AC;

(b)   The Hon Paul John Keating is to be provided with the resources specified in Schedule—The Hon Paul John Keating;

(c)    The Hon John Winston Howard OM AC is to be provided with the resources as specified in Schedule—The Hon John Winston Howard OM AC;

(d)   The Hon Kevin Michael Rudd is to be provided with the resources specified in Schedule—The Hon Kevin Michael Rudd;

(e)    The Hon Julia Eileen Gillard AC is to be provided with the resources specified in Schedule—The Hon Julia Eileen Gillard AC; and

(f)    The Hon Anthony (Tony) John Abbott MP is to be provided with the resources specified in Schedule—The Hon Anthony (Tony) John Abbott MP.

(g)    The Hon Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is to be provided with the resources specified in Schedule—The Hon Malcolm Bligh Turnbull.

(2)   A former Prime Minister may decide not to be provided any or all of the resources specified in the relevant Schedule by notifying the resources provider in writing.

(3)   A former Prime Minister who makes a decision under subsection (2) may reverse that decision at any time by notifying the resources provider in writing.

(4)   For the avoidance of doubt, the resources provided to a former Prime Minister under the relevant Schedule are in addition to the entitlements and resources provided to the former Prime Minister under another enactment.

(5)   For a former Prime Minister in Parliament, official business relates to activities where the dominant purpose is in the official capacity of a former Prime Minister and is not otherwise covered under the Act.

6  Meaning of official business

(1)   For the purposes of section 16(2)(a) of the Act, official business means business undertaken in the capacity of former Prime Minister and may include, but is not limited to,:

(a)    preparing for, participating in, or attending to matters arising from an official government, parliamentary or vice-regal meeting, event or function to which the former Prime Minister has been invited in their official capacity;

(b)   preparing for, participating in, or attending to matters arising from a meeting, event or function to which the former Prime Minister has been invited in their official capacity;

(c)    representing the Government or Australia, with the approval of the Prime Minister;

(d)   undertaking research, communication or administration connected with their role as former Prime Minister;

(e)    correspondence or other communications to, with and on behalf of members of the Australian public;

(f)    other activities directly related to, and engaged in for the purposes of, performing the role of former Prime Minister.

(2)   Official business does not include activities related to:

(a)    a commercial purpose; or

(b)   a private purpose, such as for personal benefit for the former Prime Minister or personal benefit of another person.

7  Miscellaneous

(1)   Where a former Prime Minister is entitled to claim a resource under this determination and claim the equivalent resource under another enactment for the same activity, the former Prime Minister should only claim the resource once for the same activity.

(2)   Whenever possible, the former Prime Minister should seek to comply with the requirement for value for money as defined in section 5 of the Act when accessing the resources provided under this determination.


 


 

Schedule—The Hon Robert (Bob) J L Hawke AC

(Act s 16(1))

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Resources

Condition

1

One non-ongoing employee no higher than top of the Public Service SES Band 1 range

For a period of 12 months commencing from 10 January 1992

2

One non-ongoing employee at a Secretary position

For a period of 12 months commencing from 10 January 1992

3

One position not above Private Secretary Grade 3 level (now “Senior Adviser”)

These positions do not carry an entitlement to Ministerial Staff Allowance (now “Parliamentary Staff Allowance”) or overtime.

4

One position not above Private Secretary Grade 1 level (now “Assistant Adviser”)

5

Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement holder

 

6

In capital city of home State, choice between:

a)      an allocated car and driver for former Prime Minister and accompanying spouse; and

b)      a private-plated vehicle for travel other than to and from airports

 

7

Elsewhere in Australia, access to pool transport for former Prime Minister and accompanying spouse

 

8

For former Prime Minister and accompanying spouse, access to cars at overseas posts which maintain a car fleet, but for specific journeys only

This entitlement does not extend to the use of commercial hire car vehicles

9

An office (furnished, equipped and with unlimited postage) to accommodate the former Prime Minister and his staff, in the city in which he has his residence

 

10

A fully official telephone at each residence, a cellular mobile telephone, and one Telecom Telecard for calls at official expense within Australia

 

11

Staff travel at economy class within Australia for official purposes at the direction of the former Prime Minister, up to an annual value of $15,000.

The amount to be reviewed annually

12

Temporary storage of personal belongings while arranging residential accommodation at Commonwealth expense

From 10 January 1992

 


 

Schedule—The Hon Paul John Keating

(Act s 16(1))

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Resources

Condition

1

One non-ongoing employee no higher than top of the Public Service SES Band 1 range

For a period of 12 months commencing from 8 March 1996

2

One non-ongoing employee at a Secretary position

For a period of 12 months commencing from 8 March 1996

3

One position not above Private Secretary Grade 3 level (now “Senior Adviser”)

These positions do not carry an entitlement to Ministerial Staff Allowance (now “Parliamentary Staff Allowance”) or overtime.

4

One position not above Private Secretary Grade 1 level (now “Assistant Adviser”)

5

Option of either:

a)      appointing the COMCAR driver to their staff, where they retain use of a chauffeur driven COMCAR; or

b)      employing a driver on their personal staff where they elect to have a private-plated vehicle

 

6

Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement holder

 

7

In capital city of home State, choice between:

a)      an allocated car and driver (with the additional option of appointing the driver to their personal staff), for former Prime Minister and accompanying spouse; elsewhere in Australia, access to pool transport, for former Prime Minister and accompanying spouse; or

b)      private-plated vehicle (with the option of engaging a driver on their personal staff), plus access to pool transport, for former Prime Minister and accompanying spouse

 

8

Access to car transport so that your children may be driven without being accompanied by the former Prime Minister or Mrs Keating when they are travelling for purposes related to school activities

 

9

For former Prime Minister and accompanying spouse, access to cars at overseas posts which maintain a car fleet, but for specific journeys only

This entitlement does not extend to the use of commercial hire car vehicles

10

An office (furnished, equipped and with unlimited postage for official purposes) to accommodate the former Prime Minister and staff, within the city in which he has his residence

 

11

A fully official telephone at each residence, a cellular mobile telephone, and one Telecom Telecard for calls at official expenses within Australia

 

12

Staff travel at economy class within Australia for official purposes at the direction of the former Prime Minister, up to an annual value of $15,000.

The amount to be reviewed annually

13

Assistance with storage of effects for six months

From 8 March 1996

14

Close protection by the Australian Federal Police and guarding of your residence for a period of six months, with a review of these arrangements at the end of the period

From 8 March 1996

15

A security assessment of the former Prime Minister’s principal residence and the office accommodation provided at Commonwealth expense and provision of security enhancements

 

 


 

Schedule—The Hon John Winston Howard OM AC

(Act s 16(1))

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Resources

Condition

1

One non-ongoing employee at the Assistant Adviser level

For a period of up to 12 months commencing from 4 December 2007

2

One position not above Adviser Level 2

These positions do not carry an entitlement to Parliamentary Staff Allowance or overtime.

3

One position not above Assistant Adviser level

4

If applicable, one position not above Executive Assistant Level 2 (Driver)

5

Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement holder

 

6

A choice between:

a)      an allocated car and driver in capital city of home State (with the additional option of appointing the driver to their personal staff), for former Prime Minister and accompanying spouse; elsewhere in Australia, access to pool transport, for former Prime Minister and accompanying spouse; or

b)      private-plated vehicle (with the option of engaging a driver on their personal staff), plus access to pool transport, elsewhere in Australia

 

7

For former Prime Minister and accompanying spouse, access to cars at overseas posts which maintain a car fleet, but for specific journeys only

This entitlement does not extend to the use of commercial hire car vehicles

8

An office (furnished, equipped and with unlimited postage for official purposes) to accommodate the former Prime Minister and his staff, within the city in which he has his residence

 

9

A fully official telephone and facsimile at each residence and a mobile telephone for calls at official expense within Australia

 

10

A mobile phone or a smartphone or a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card for use in a personally-owned device

 

11

Staff travel at economy class within Australia for official purposes at the direction of the former Prime Minister, up to an annual value of $15,000.

The amount to be reviewed annually

12

Appropriate security arrangements for principal residence and/or office

 


 

Schedule—The Hon Kevin Michael Rudd

(Act s 16(1))

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Resources

Condition

1

One position not above the level of Adviser/Media Adviser

a)      Entitlement to these positions commence from 29 November 2013.

b)      These positions do not carry an entitlement to Parliamentary Staff Allowance.

c)      All staff should be based in the home city of the nominated office only—non-standard work base for staff is not approved

d)      Salaries are as set out for a ‘non-Government personal employee’ in the Enterprise Agreement applicable for staff employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984

e)      Persons employed in these positions are permitted to hold outside employment provided they have written agreement of the former Prime Minister to do so. Reasonable steps should be taken to disclose and avoid any real or apparent conflict of interests.

2

One position not above the level of Assistant Adviser

3

If the former Prime Minister engages a driver on his personal staff, an extra position not above the level of Executive Assistant

4

One non-ongoing employee at the Senior Adviser 1 (Cabinet) level, for a period of 12 months from 29 November 2013

5

When an employee is absent on approved leave for 12 weeks or more, a person may be temporarily employed under the MOP(S) Act to fill the vacancy.

6

As former Prime Ministers are not provided with an entitlement to a relief staff budget, they will need to ensure that arrangements are in place within the workplace to cover periods of employee absence of less than 12 weeks.

7

Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement holder

 

8

Office accommodation for official business as a former Prime Minister, together with:

a)      equipment (other than office information and communications technology equipment);

b)      facilities;

c)      office requisites; and

d)      stationery necessary;

to operate the office to accommodate the former Prime Minister and his personal employees, within the city in which the former Prime Minister has his principal residence

As approved by the Minister

9

Office information and communications technology equipment necessary to operate the office. This includes items such as:

a)      computers;

b)      software;

c)      printers;

d)      multi-function devices;

e)      mobile telephones; and

f)       smartphones.

It does not include office telephone landlines and associated equipment—office telephone equipment is approved by the Minister.

As approved by the Presiding Officers

10

Unlimited postage for official business as a former Prime Minister

 

11

Access to Commonwealth Parliament Offices for use consistent with the standing arrangements for visiting access by former Prime Ministers for official business as a former Prime Minister

 

12

A mobile phone or a smartphone or a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card for use in a personally-owned device, for communication related to a former Prime Minister’s official business

The mobile phone or smartphone is to be a type approved by the Presiding Officers

13

The cost of purchasing publications (including electronic publications) for purposes relating to official business as a former Prime Minister, but not commercial business, up to the amount provided for a member of the House of Representatives representing an electorate with a demographic rating of inner metropolitan

 

13

A telephone line, including rental, transfer and call costs in each of the former Prime Minister’s private residence(s) for official business as a former Prime Minister

 

14

The former Prime Minister is entitled to an Australian made, private-plated standard vehicle, including all running and maintenance costs, as advised by the Minister for office holders, consistent with the guidelines that may apply at the time to the provision of private-plated vehicles to members under the Act. The former Prime Minister has the option of engaging a driver on his personal staff (at a level not above the Executive Assistant level).

The Minister may approve a non-Australian or non-standard private-plated vehicle in special circumstances.

15

A former Prime Minister has access to car-with-driver transport within Australia, excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), when travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister, other than in the town or city in which the private-plated vehicle is based or the capital city in which the former Prime Minister has an allocated car and driver.

 

16

A former Prime Minister has access to car-with-driver transport within the town or city in which the private-plated vehicle is based for direct travel on official business as a former Prime Minister between his home base or his Commonwealth provided office and the nearest airport or railway station, or when travelling to attend either a Vice Regal function or an official function for purposes related to his role as a former Prime Minister.

 

17

A former Prime Minister has access to car transport for specific journeys only when travelling overseas on official business as a former Prime Minister in locations where an overseas post maintains a vehicle fleet.

 

18

For the spouse or de facto partner of a former Prime Minister, car-with-driver transport within Australia excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), when travelling to accompany or join a former Prime Minister who is travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister

 

19

Employee travel at economy class within Australia for official purposes at the direction of the former Prime Minister, up to $15,000 per financial year. All costs of travel including fares, travelling allowance and car transport payments will be deducted from the employee travel budget.

 

The incumbent Prime Minister may consider a request from a former Prime Minister where special circumstances require an increase to the employee travel budget.

Other than provided in this Schedule, the usual terms and conditions that apply to travel by MOP(S) Act employees apply

20

A security assessment of the former Prime Minister’s principal residence and the office accommodation provided at Commonwealth expense and provision of security enhancements

 

Schedule—The Hon Julia Eileen Gillard AC

(Act s 16(1))

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Resources

Condition

1

One position not above the level of Adviser/Media Adviser

a)      These positions do not carry an entitlement to Parliamentary Staff Allowance.

b)      All staff should be based in the home city of the nominated office only, so in Adelaide—non-standard work base for staff is not approved

c)      Salaries are as set out for a ‘non-Government personal employee’ in the Enterprise Agreement applicable for staff employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984

d)      Persons employed in these positions are permitted to hold outside employment provided they have written agreement of the former Prime Minister to do so. Reasonable steps should be taken to disclose and avoid any real or apparent conflict of interests.

2

One position not above the level of Assistant Adviser

3

If the former Prime Minister engages a driver on his personal staff, an extra position not above the level of Executive Assistant

4

One non-ongoing employee at the Senior Adviser 1 level, for a period of 12 months from 17 October 2013

5

When an employee is absent on approved leave for 12 weeks or more, a person may be temporarily employed under the MOP(S) Act to fill the vacancy.

6

As former Prime Ministers are not provided with an entitlement to a relief staff budget, they will need to ensure that arrangements are in place within the workplace to cover periods of employee absence of less than 12 weeks.

7

Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement holder

 

8

Office accommodation for official business as a former Prime Minister, together with:

a)      equipment (other than office information and communications technology equipment);

b)      facilities;

c)      office requisites; and

d)      stationery necessary;

to operate the office to accommodate the former Prime Minister and her personal employees, within the city in which the former Prime Minister has her principal residence

As approved by the Minister

9

Office information and communications technology equipment necessary to operate the office. This includes items such as:

a)      computers;

b)      software;

c)      printers;

d)      multi-function devices;

e)      mobile telephones; and

f)       smartphones.

It does not include office telephone landlines and associated equipment—office telephone equipment is approved by the Minister.

As approved by the Presiding Officers

10

Unlimited postage for official business as a former Prime Minister

 

11

Access to Commonwealth Parliament Offices, including Melbourne, for use consistent with the standing arrangements for visiting access by former Prime Ministers for official business as a former Prime Minister

 

12

A mobile phone or a smartphone or a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card for use in a personally-owned device, for communication related to a former Prime Minister’s official business

The mobile phone or smartphone is to be a type approved by the Presiding Officers

13

The cost of purchasing publications (including electronic publications) for purposes relating to official business as a former Prime Minister, but not commercial business, up to the amount provided for a member of the House of Representatives representing an electorate with a demographic rating of inner metropolitan

 

13

A telephone line, including rental, transfer and call costs in each of the former Prime Minister’s private residence(s) for official business as a former Prime Minister

 

14

The former Prime Minister is entitled to an Australian made, private-plated standard vehicle, including all running and maintenance costs, as advised by the Minister for office holders, consistent with the guidelines that may apply at the time to the provision of private-plated vehicles to members under the Act. The former Prime Minister has the option of engaging a driver on his personal staff (at a level not above the Executive Assistant level).

The Minister may approve a non-Australian or non-standard private-plated vehicle in special circumstances.

15

A former Prime Minister has access to car-with-driver transport within Australia, excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), when travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister, other than in the town or city in which the private-plated vehicle is based or the capital city in which the former Prime Minister has an allocated car and driver.

 

16

A former Prime Minister has access to car-with-driver transport within the town or city in which the private-plated vehicle is based for direct travel on official business as a former Prime Minister between her home base or her Commonwealth provided office and the nearest airport or railway station, or when travelling to attend either a Vice Regal function or an official function for purposes related to her role as a former Prime Minister.

 

17

A former Prime Minister has access to car transport for specific journeys only when travelling overseas on official business as a former Prime Minister in locations where an overseas post maintains a vehicle fleet.

 

18

For the spouse or de facto partner of a former Prime Minister, car-with-driver transport within Australia excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), when travelling to accompany or join a former Prime Minister who is travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister

 

19

Employee travel at economy class within Australia for official purposes at the direction of the former Prime Minister, up to $15,000 per financial year. All costs of travel including fares, travelling allowance and car transport payments will be deducted from the employee travel budget.

 

The incumbent Prime Minister may consider a request from a former Prime Minister where special circumstances require an increase to the employee travel budget.

Other than provided in this Schedule, the usual terms and conditions that apply to travel by MOP(S) Act employees apply

20

A security assessment of the former Prime Minister’s principal residence and the office accommodation provided at Commonwealth expenses and provision of agreed security enhancements

 

 

Schedule—The Hon Anthony (Tony) John Abbott MP

(Act s 16(1))

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Resources

Condition

1

One non-ongoing position not above the level of Senior Adviser, for a period of no longer than 12 months.

 

a)      Salaries and, if applicable, private-plated vehicle or allowance are as set out in the Enterprise Agreement applicable for staff employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984.

b)      These positions will carry an entitlement to Parliamentary Staff Allowance for reasonable additional hours of work in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement.

c)      Persons employed in these positions may have a work base in a different location to the former Prime Minister’s office—working from home is subject to approval under the Enterprise Agreement and Enterprise Agreement Guidelines and requires the approval of the Minister in accordance with the Guidelines.

d)      Persons employed in these positions are permitted to hold outside employment provided they have written agreement of the former Prime Minister to do so. Reasonable steps should be taken to disclose and avoid any real or apparent conflict of interests.

2

One ongoing position not above the level of Senior Adviser 1, for a period no longer than the remainder of the 45th Parliament and the 46th Parliament inclusive if and while the former Prime Minister remains in Parliament.

 

After this time, the level returns to one ongoing position not above the level of Assistant Adviser.

3

When an employee is absent on approved leave for 12 weeks or more, a person may be temporarily employed under the MOP(S) Act to fill the vacancy.

4

Scheduled commercial services within Australia, excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), when travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister. The cost of travel is limited to the cost of a business class airfare for the most reasonable and usual route between the departure and destination points, or the cost of an economy class airfare where no business class airfare is published (other than where a former Prime Minister cannot travel by air on medical grounds, in which case the Minister may approve payment of the full fare on an alternative mode, or modes, of transport).

 

5

Car-with-driver transport within Australia, excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), when travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister, other than within the town or city in which the former Prime Minister resides or has an electorate office or an official office.

 

6

Car transport for specific journeys only when travelling overseas on official business as a former Prime Minister in locations where an overseas post maintains a vehicle fleet.

 

7

Car-with-driver transport, while a member under the Act, for travel to and from official events in Sydney, when attending those events in the capacity as a former Prime Minister.

 

8

Travelling allowance at the rate set by the Remuneration Tribunal for specified Members for each overnight stay away from his home base that is primarily occasioned by travel on official business as a former Prime Minister.

 

In order for the specified Member rate of travelling allowance to be paid, the former Prime Minister must note on the travelling allowance claim submitted to the resources provider that his overnight stay was primarily occasioned by official business as a former Prime Minister.

Travelling allowance cannot be claimed as a former Prime Minister and as a member under the Act for the same overnight stay

9

Spouse or de facto partner travel on scheduled commercial services within Australia, excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), to accompany or join the former Prime Minister who is travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister. The cost of travel is limited to the cost of a business class airfare for the most reasonable and usual route between the departure and destination points, or the cost of an economy class airfare where no business class airfare is published (other than where a spouse or de facto partner of a former Prime Minister cannot travel by air on medical grounds, in which case the Minister may approve payment of the full fare on an alternative mode, or modes, of transport).

 

10

Spouse or de facto partner travel with car-with-driver transport within Australia excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), when travelling to accompany or join a former Prime Minister who is travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister.

 

11

One nominated electorate employee may travel as directed anywhere within Australia on official business without debit from the Electorate Staff Travel Budget. The nomination of the electorate employee is subject to the same arrangements applying to the nomination of an electorate employee of a Minister under the MOP(S) Act.

Other than provided in this Schedule, the usual terms and conditions that apply to travel by MOP(S) Act employees apply

12

A mobile phone or a smartphone or a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card for use in a personally-owned device, and a laptop computer for use by each personal employee position allocated to the former Prime Minister at a level of Assistant Adviser or above.

The mobile phone or smartphone is to be a type approved by the Presiding Officers

13

A security assessment of the former Prime Minister’s principal residence and the office accommodation provided at Commonwealth expense and provision of security enhancements

 

 


 

Schedule—The Hon Malcolm Bligh Turnbull

(Act s 16(1))

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Resources

Condition

1

One position not above the level of Adviser/Media Adviser

a)      These positions do not carry an entitlement to Parliamentary Staff Allowance.

b)      All staff should be based in the home city of the nominated office only—non-standard work base for staff is not approved

c)      Salaries are as set out for a ‘non-Government personal employee’ in the Enterprise Agreement applicable for staff employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984

d)      Persons employed in these positions are permitted to hold outside employment provided they have written agreement of the former Prime Minister to do so. Reasonable steps should be taken to disclose and avoid any real or apparent conflict of interests.

2

One position not above the level of Assistant Adviser

3

If the former Prime Minister engages a driver on his personal staff, an extra position not above the level of Executive Assistant

4

One non-ongoing employee at the Senior Adviser 2 level, for a period of 12 months from the date of leaving Parliament.

5

When an employee is absent on approved leave for 12 weeks or more, a person may be temporarily employed under the MOP(S) Act to fill the vacancy.

6

As former Prime Ministers are not provided with a relief staff budget, they will need to ensure that arrangements are in place within the workplace to cover periods of employee absence of less than 12 weeks.

7

Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement holder

 

8

Office accommodation for official business as a former Prime Minister, together with:

a)      equipment including office telephone equipment (other than office information and communications technology equipment, see item 9);

b)      facilities;

c)      office requisites; and

d)      stationery necessary;

to operate the office to accommodate the former Prime Minister and his personal employees, within the city in which the former Prime Minister has his principal residence

As approved by the Minister responsible for the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017

9

Office information and communications technology equipment necessary to operate the office. This includes items such as:

a)      computers;

b)      software;

c)      printers;

d)      multi-function devices;

e)      mobile telephones; and

f)       smartphones.

As approved by the Presiding Officers

10

Unlimited postage for official business as a former Prime Minister

 

11

Access to Commonwealth Parliament Offices for use consistent with the standing arrangements for visiting access by former Prime Ministers for official business as a former Prime Minister

 

12

A mobile phone or a smartphone or a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card for use in a personally-owned device, for communication related to a former Prime Minister’s official business

The mobile phone or smartphone is to be a type approved by the Presiding Officers

13

The cost of purchasing publications (including electronic publications) for purposes relating to official business as a former Prime Minister, but not commercial business, up to the amount provided for a member of the House of Representatives representing an electorate with a demographic rating of inner metropolitan

 

14

A telephone line, including rental, transfer and call costs in each of the former Prime Minister’s private residence(s) for official business as a former Prime Minister

 

15

The former Prime Minister is entitled to a private-plated standard vehicle, including all running and maintenance costs, as advised by the Minister for office holders, consistent with the guidelines that may apply at the time to the provision of private-plated vehicles to members under the Act. The former Prime Minister has the option of engaging a driver on his personal staff (at a level not above the Executive Assistant level).

The Minister may approve a non-standard private-plated vehicle in special circumstances.

16

A former Prime Minister has access to car-with-driver transport within Australia, excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), when travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister, other than in the town or city in which the private-plated vehicle is based.

 

17

A former Prime Minister has access to car-with-driver transport within the town or city in which the private-plated vehicle is based for direct travel on official business as a former Prime Minister between his home base or his Commonwealth provided office and the nearest airport or railway station, or when travelling to attend either a Vice Regal function or an official function for purposes related to his role as a former Prime Minister.

 

18

A former Prime Minister has access to car transport for specific journeys only when travelling overseas on official business as a former Prime Minister in locations where an overseas post maintains a vehicle fleet.

 

19

For the spouse or de facto partner of a former Prime Minister, car-with-driver transport within Australia excluding the external territories (Norfolk Island, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands), when travelling to accompany or join a former Prime Minister who is travelling on official business as a former Prime Minister

 

20

Employee travel at economy class within Australia for official purposes at the direction of the former Prime Minister, up to $15,000 per financial year. All costs of travel including fares, travelling allowance and car transport payments will be deducted from the employee travel budget.

 

The incumbent Prime Minister may consider a request from a former Prime Minister where special circumstances require an increase to the employee travel budget.

Other than provided in this Schedule, the usual terms and conditions that apply to travel by MOP(S) Act employees apply

21

A security assessment of the former Prime Minister’s principal residence and the office accommodation provided at Commonwealth expenses and provision of agreed security enhancements

 

22

A former Prime Minister and an accompanying spouse or de facto partner has access to international travel expenses necessary for the travel when undertaking international travel approved by the Prime Minister.

 

If the Prime Minister approves international travel for the former Prime Minister, the Prime Minister is taken to have approved travel by one staff member accompanying the former Prime Minister.

a)      As approved by the Prime Minister in writing from time to time

b)      A spouse or de facto partner must have the express approval of the Prime Minister to accompany the former Prime Minister



 

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                                                            

Endnotes about misdescribed amendments and other matters are included in a compilation only as necessary.

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.

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 amendment is set out in the endnotes.

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

A = Act

orig = original

ad = added or inserted

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

am = amended

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

amdt = amendment

pres = present

c = clause(s)

prev = previous

C[x] = Compilation No. x

(prev…) = previously

Ch = Chapter(s)

Pt = Part(s)

def = definition(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Dict = Dictionary

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

reloc = relocated

Div = Division(s)

renum = renumbered

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

rep = repealed

    effect

rs = repealed and substituted

F = Federal Register of Legislative Instruments

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

gaz = gazette

Sch = Schedule(s)

LI = Legislative Instrument

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

(md) = misdescribed amendment

SR = Statutory Rules

mod = modified/modification

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

No. = Number(s)

SubPt = Subpart(s)

o = order(s)

underlining = whole or part not

Ord = Ordinance

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

FRLI registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Determination 2017

22 December 2017 (F2017L01716)

1 January 2018 (s 2)

 

Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Amendment Determination 2018

6 September 2018 (F2018L01269)

7 September 2018 (s 2)

 

Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Amendment Determination 2018 (No. 2)

21 September 2018
(F2018L01332)

22 September 2018 (s 2)

 

Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Amendment Determination 2018 (No. 3)

26 September 2018
(F2018L01345)

27 September 2018 (s 2)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

 

s 2........................................

rep LIA s 48D

s 4........................................

ad F2018L01332

s 5........................................

am F2018L01269

Schedule—The Hon Anthony (Tony) John Abbott MP.......................................

am F2018L01345

Schedule—The Hon Malcolm Bligh Turnbull.......

ad F2018L01269; F2018L01332
renum F2018L01332