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Determination 2017/23: Members of Parliament

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Table of contents.

Determination 2017/23: Members of Parliament

made under sections 45 and 46 of the

Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017

Compilation No. 4

Compilation date:                              25 September 2018

Includes amendments up to:            F2018L01338

Registered:                                         9 October 2018

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Determination 2017/23: Members of Parliament that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 25 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.

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Self‑repealing provisions

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This Determination deals with the remuneration of members of the Parliament, the rates of travel allowance payable to such members, and the allowances and expenses to be paid to former members. The remuneration, allowances and expenses are to be paid out of the public money of the Commonwealth.

 

CONTENTS

PART 1 – LEGAL MATTERS AND EXPLANATION OF TERMS. 1

PART 2 – REMUNERATION OF MEMBERS: SALARIES AND ELECTORATE ALLOWANCE. 1

PART 3 – REMUNERATION OF MEMBERS: OTHER REMUNERATION. 4

PART 4 – ALLOWANCES AND EXPENSES OF FORMER MEMBERS. 6

PART 5 – RATES OF AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL ALLOWANCE FOR TRAVEL WITHIN AUSTRALIA. 7

PART 6 – PRIVATE VEHICLE ALLOWANCE. 8

PART 7 – CANBERRA DAILY ALLOWANCE. 8

PART 8 – TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS. 8

SCHEDULE A – OFFICE HOLDER’S SALARY. 10

SCHEDULE B – TRAVEL ALLOWANCE RATES. 13

 

PART 1 – LEGAL MATTERS AND EXPLANATION OF TERMS

1.1      Authority: This Determination is made under sections 45 and 46 of the PBR Act.

1.3      Definitions: The following definitions apply in this Determination:

a.           ‘home base’ has the same meaning as in the PBR Regulations;

b.           ‘luxury car’ means a car the value of which exceeds the luxury car tax threshold (for non‑fuel‑efficient cars) mentioned in subsection 25‑1(3A) of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999;

c.           ‘PBR Act’ means the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017;

d.        ‘PBR Regulations’ means the Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017.

Note:    Some other terms are defined in the PBR Act, including the following:

              ‘former member means a person who was, but is no longer, a member;

              ‘member’ means:

                 (a)  a senator; or

                 (b)  a member of the House of Representatives; or

                 (c)  a Minister of State who is not a senator or member of the House of Representatives; or

                 (d)  a person who is taken to be the President of the Senate under the Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965 and who is not a senator or member of the House of Representatives; or

                 (e)  a person who is taken to be the Speaker of the House of Representatives under the Parliamentary Presiding Officers Act 1965 and who is not a senator or member of the House of Representatives.

PART 2 – REMUNERATION OF MEMBERS: SALARIES AND ELECTORATE ALLOWANCE

Base salary

2.1     For subsection 14(2) of the PBR Act, the annual allowance payable to a senator or member of the House of Representatives for the purposes of section 48 of the Constitution (known as ‘base salary’) is $207,100.

2.2      For paragraph 45(3)(a) of the PBR Act, the portion of base salary that is not parliamentary allowance for the purposes of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 is $43,230.

Office holder’s salary

Determination of office holder’s salary

2.3      For paragraph 14(3)(b) of the PBR Act, the amounts in Column 2 of the Table in Schedule A (‘office holder’s salary’) are determined for the corresponding office holders in Column 1 of that Table. 

            Note: The amounts in Schedule A are expressed as specified percentages of the base salary.  For example, the office holder’s salary for the Speaker of the House of Representatives is $155,330 per annum, being 75% of the base salary of $207,100, rounded up to the nearest $10.

2.4      For Shadow Ministers, the following rules apply:

2.4.1     An amount is determined for paragraph 14(3)(b) of the PBR Act for a Shadow Minister only if:

a.           the Shadow Minister is a person specified in a notice given to the paying authority by the Leader of the Opposition as a person to whom clause 2.4.2 applies or a person to whom clause 2.4.3 applies; and

b.           the Shadow Minister does not hold another office for which the office holder’s salary is more than 25% of the base salary.

2.4.2     For the following persons, and in the following circumstances, the amount is 25% of the base salary:

a.           the person is specified in the notice as a person to whom this clause applies;

b.           the number of persons specified in the notice as persons to whom this clause applies does not exceed:

              A – B

           where

           A = the number of Ministerial positions determined by the Government at the relevant time to be Ministerial positions of Cabinet rank

           B = the number of parliamentarians who are members of the Opposition and hold an office other than Shadow Minister for which the office holder’s salary is more than 25% of the base salary.

2.4.3   For the following persons, and in the following circumstances, the amount is 20% of the base salary:

a.           the person is specified in the notice as a person to whom this clause applies;

b.         the number of persons specified in the notice as persons to whom this clause applies does not exceed:

              A – B – C

              where

           A = the number of Ministers specified in paragraph 4(b) of the Ministers of State Act 1952

           B = the number of Shadow Ministers to whom clause 2.4.2 applies

           C = the number of parliamentarians who are members of the Opposition and hold an office other than Shadow Minister for which the office holder’s salary is more than 25% of the base salary.

2.4.4     If a Shadow Minister is a person for whom an amount is determined under clause 2.4.1, clause 2.3 does not apply in relation to any other office the person holds.

Note:    A Shadow Minister who also holds another office will not receive the salary for both.

2.5      For each office holder the annual amount of office holder’s salary is to be rounded up to the nearest $10.                             

Portion of salary to be disregarded for certain superannuation purposes

2.6      For paragraph 45(3)(b) of the PBR Act, the portion of office holder’s salary that is not allowance by way of salary for the purposes of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 is 20%.

Ministerial salary: superannuation

2.7      For subsection 45(5) of the PBR Act, the portion of Ministerial salary that is not salary for the purposes of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 is 20%.

Note: The Remuneration Tribunal does not determine Ministerial salary.

Electorate allowance

2.8      For paragraph 14(3)(a) of the PBR Act, the following amounts are determined as ‘electorate allowance’:

2.8.1     For all senators and members of the House of Representatives – $32,000 per annum.

2.8.2    For a member of the House of Representatives for an electoral division the area of which is at least 2,000km2 and less than 5,000km2 – an additional $6,000 per annum.

2.8.3    For a member of the House of Representatives for an electoral division the area of which is 5,000km2 or more – an additional $14,000 per annum.


 

PART 3 – REMUNERATION OF MEMBERS: OTHER REMUNERATION

Provision of private plated vehicles: PBR Act, paragraph 14(4)(a)

3.1      A senator or member of the House of Representatives is, upon request, to be provided with a private plated standard vehicle that is generally made available by the Commonwealth for the purpose and is not a luxury car.

3.2      A senator or member of the House of Representatives for an electoral division the area of which is less than 300,000km2 is, upon request, to be provided with a private plated vehicle that is not generally made available by the Commonwealth for the purposes of clause 3.1 but which is made available by the Commonwealth for the purposes of this clause. Despite anything else in this Determination, the following amount (the ‘excess lease cost’) is to be applied in accordance with clause 3.3:

            A – B

            where

         A = the cost, per annum, of the lease of the vehicle

         B = the cost, per annum, of the lease of the most expensive vehicle made available by the Commonwealth for the purposes of clause 3.1.

3.3      The excess lease cost is to be applied in accordance with the following method:

a.           first, to reduce one of the following amounts:

i.            the amount applicable in subsection 14(1) of the PBR Regulations for the senator or member; 

ii.           the electorate allowance determined in clause 2.8 for the senator or member; and 

b.           if that amount is reduced to zero—to reduce the other amount.

3.4      A vehicle provided in accordance with clause 3.2 is provided instead of a vehicle provided in accordance with clause 3.1.

3.5      A member of the House of Representatives for an electoral division the area of which is 300,000km2 or more is, upon request, to be provided with a private plated four‑wheel‑drive vehicle made available by the Commonwealth for the purposes of this clause instead of a vehicle provided in accordance with clause 3.1 or 3.2. 

3.6     A senator for the Northern Territory or a member of the House of Representatives for an electoral division the area of which is 300,000km2 or more is, upon request, to be provided with a private plated four‑wheel‑drive vehicle made available by the Commonwealth for the purposes of this clause in addition to any other vehicle provided in accordance with clause 3.1, 3.2 or 3.5. 

3.7      If an additional vehicle is provided then, despite anything else in this Determination, the cost of the lease, per annum, of the additional vehicle is to be applied in accordance with the following method:

a.           first, to reduce one of the following amounts:

i.            the amount applicable in subsection 14(1) of the PBR Regulations for the senator or member; 

ii.           the electorate allowance determined in clause 2.8 for the senator or member; and 

b.           if that amount is reduced to zero—to reduce the other amount.

3.8      Where clause 3.3 or 3.7 applies, the senator or member may request that one of the methods in that clause be applied before the other method.

3.9      The provision of a private plated vehicle includes the provision (by the Commonwealth) of the costs of operating and maintaining the vehicle.

3.10    A private plated vehicle is provided for non‑commercial purposes only.

Note: Paragraph 47(2)(a) of the PBR Act provides for the Remuneration Tribunal to impose limits and other conditions on remuneration including the provision of private plated vehicles.

Allowance instead of the provision of a private plated vehicle: PBR Act, paragraph 14(4)(b)

3.11   If a senator or member of the House of Representatives, by notice to the relevant Department, elects not to be provided with a private plated vehicle pursuant to clause 3.1, 3.2 or 3.5, an allowance of $19,500 per annum (known as ‘additional electorate allowance’) is payable to the senator or member.

3.12   If a senator or member makes an election under clause 3.11, the senator or member is not to be provided with a private plated vehicle under clause 3.1, 3.2 or 3.5 until at least 12 months after making the election.  Upon the provision of the vehicle, the additional electorate allowance ceases to be payable.

3.13   An election has no effect if:

a.           the senator or member has been provided with a particular vehicle under clause 3.1, 3.2 or 3.5 for less than 12 months; or

b.        the Commonwealth would incur administrative or other expenses (for example, lease cancellation fees) as a result of ceasing to provide a private plated vehicle and the senator or member has not reimbursed the Commonwealth for those expenses.

3.14    Upon making an election, the senator or member is no longer to be provided with a vehicle under clause 3.1, 3.2 or 3.5.

Internet and telephone services at private residences: PBR Act, paragraph 14(4)(c)

3.15    The following expenses are payable to a senator or member of the House of Representatives in relation to his or her private residence or residences:

a.        the cost of up to two telephone services; and

b.           if the senator or member is a Minister, the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives or the Senate, a presiding officer, or the leader of a minority party within the meaning of the PBR Regulations—the cost of an additional fixed internet and telephone service for a private residence of the person in Canberra; and

c.           if the senator or member is a Chief Government Whip or Chief Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives or the Senate—the cost of an additional telephone service for a private residence of the person not in Canberra and the cost of an additional telephone service for a private residence of the person in Canberra.

3.16   In clause 3.15, the cost of a service includes installation, maintenance, rental, transfer and call and data costs.

3.17   The senator or member may elect for one of the two telephone services mentioned in paragraph 3.15(a) to be exclusively an internet service.


 

PART 4 – ALLOWANCES AND EXPENSES OF FORMER MEMBERS

Post‑retirement travel expenses

4.1      For section 15 of the PBR Act, the expenses in clause 4.2 are determined for persons who become former members after the commencement of this Determination and are not persons to whom item 1 of the table in subsection 10(1) of the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002 applies (certain former Prime Ministers).

4.2     The expenses are the fares for up to three return trips on scheduled commercial transport that are taken within three months after the person becomes a former member and are:

a.        trips between the person’s home base and Canberra; or

b.           trips between the person’s home base and the place of any office provided to the person as a senator, a member of the House of Representatives, a Minister or an office holder.

4.3      Where a trip is on a service that provides for more than one class of passenger travel, expenses are determined only for a trip in economy class.

4.4      Expenses are not payable for trips taken by a person other than the former member.

4.5     Terms in clauses 4.1 to 4.4 that are defined in the PBR Regulations have the same meaning as in those Regulations.

Transitional

4.6      For persons who become former members before the commencement of this Determination and have not, immediately before commencement, exhausted the travel for which they are eligible pursuant to Determination 2017/13, the expenses determined are the cost of the remaining travel for which the person would be eligible pursuant to Determination 2017/13 had that Determination not been repealed.

Multiple entitlements

4.7     To avoid doubt, expenses to which clause 4.2 or 4.6 refers are determined in relation to each occasion on which a person becomes a former member.

Example: A senator who resigns shortly before this Determination commences may have a transitional eligibility for travel pursuant to clause 4.6.  If, after commencement, the person becomes a senator again, and resigns again, they will be eligible for expenses in accordance with clause 4.2.

Resettlement allowance

4.8     For section 15 of the PBR Act, the allowances mentioned in Table 4.8 are determined for a person who is a former member and:

a            the person is a former member by reason of either of the following circumstances:

i.            if the person was a member of a political party in the most recent Parliament – the person decided not to nominate for re‑election having sought, and failed (for reasons other than misconduct) to receive, the endorsement of that party;

ii.         the person nominated for re‑election and was not declared elected  (for this purpose, it does not matter whether the person sought re‑election to the same, or a different, House of Parliament, or for the same, or a different electoral division or State); and

b         either:

i.          the person was first elected before 9 October 2004, and is not entitled to a retiring allowance under the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 upon ceasing to be entitled to a parliamentary allowance by reason only of section 22DC of that Act (deferral of retiring allowance); or

 ii.          the person was first elected on or after 9 October 2004 and declares in writing to the Clerk of the relevant House of Parliament that it is his or her intention to seek employment.

TABLE 4.8

For the following persons…

The following allowance is determined…

A senator for a State who, upon ceasing to be a senator, has served as a senator for a continuous period of more than three years

Six months of the base salary

Any other senator for a State

Three months of the base salary

A member of the House of Representatives or senator for a Territory who, upon ceasing to be a member or a senator, has served as a member or a senator for a continuous period of more than one term

Six months of the base salary

Any other member of the House of Representatives or senator for a Territory

Three months of the base salary

4.9     The allowances determined in clause 4.8 are calculated by reference to the base salary applicable at the time that the Parliament was prorogued for the purpose of the election in relation to which the relevant person became a former member.

PART 5 – RATES OF AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL ALLOWANCE FOR TRAVEL WITHIN AUSTRALIA

Rates

5.1     For subsection 31(2) of the PBR Act, the rates in the table in Schedule B are determined as the nightly rates of Australian travel allowance payable in accordance with section 10 of the PBR Regulations.

5.2     The rates in Column 2 of the table apply to a member who is a Minister or holds one of the following offices:

a.           Leader or Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives or the Senate;

b.        Speaker or Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives;

c.           President, or Deputy President and Chair of Committees, of the Senate;

d.           Chief Government Whip or Chief Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives or the Senate;

e.           Leader of a minority party.

5.3     If the member is the Prime Minister or Acting Prime Minister, clause 5.1 does not apply, and the rate of travel allowance is $577 for each night in commercial accommodation that is away from the home base of the Prime Minister or Acting Prime Minister.

5.4     Where a member, including the Prime Minister or Acting Prime Minister, stays in non‑commercial accommodation, the rate of travel allowance for the night is one‑third of the rate in clause 5.1 or 5.3, rounded up to the nearest $1. This provision does not apply to stays in Canberra.

5.5      Where the Commonwealth pays for the accommodation of a person who is a Minister, the rate determined is, instead of the rate that would otherwise apply, the lesser of:

a.        $184 for each night; and

b.           the amount spent by the person for meals and incidental expenses in relation to the person’s travel.


 

Definitions

5.6     Terms in this Part that are defined in the PBR Regulations have the same meaning as in those Regulations.

5.7     ‘Commercial accommodation’ means accommodation in a commercial establishment such as a hotel, motel or serviced apartment. However, if the member does not produce to the Administrator a receipt for accommodation given to the member by the accommodation provider, or provide certification to the Administrator that such a receipt can be produced upon request and does not subsequently provide such a receipt when requested, the accommodation is taken to be non‑commercial accommodation.

5.8     In Schedule B:

a.        references to ‘Adelaide’, ‘Brisbane’, ‘Melbourne’, ‘Perth’ and ‘Sydney’ are references to locations within a ten kilometre radius of the General Post Office of the city or within a five kilometre radius of the city’s principal airport; and

b.        references to ‘Darwin’ and ‘Hobart’ are references to locations within a five kilometre radius of the General Post Office of the city or within a five kilometre radius of the city’s principal airport.

Note: The PBR Regulations, which apply through clause 5.6, define ‘Canberra’ to mean locations within a 30 kilometre radius of Parliament House.

PART 6 – PRIVATE VEHICLE ALLOWANCE

6.1      For subsection 31(2) of the PBR Act, the rate of the allowances prescribed in sections 12, 27 and 28 of the PBR Regulations is 68 cents per kilometre.

Note: Section 12 of the PBR Regulations prescribes a private vehicle allowance for travel between a member’s home base and Canberra.  Section 27 prescribes a private vehicle allowance for family member travel to or from Canberra.  Section 28 prescribes a private vehicle allowance for the spouse of a senior office holder to travel to or from Canberra.

PART 7 – CANBERRA DAILY ALLOWANCE

7.1      For subsection 31(2) of the PBR Act, the rate of the allowance prescribed in section 11 of the PBR Regulations is $91 per day.

Note: Section 11 of the PBR Regulations prescribes an allowance for the meals and incidental expenses for certain Canberra‑based members.

PART 8 – TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Private plated vehicles

8.1     If, immediately before the commencement of this Determination, a request by the senator or member for a private plated standard vehicle was in effect under paragraph 6.1(a) of Determination 2017/13, the senator or member is taken to have made the request for the purposes of clause 3.1.

8.2     If, immediately before the commencement of this Determination, a request by the senator or member for a private plated non‑standard vehicle was in effect under paragraph 6.1(b) of Determination 2017/13, the senator or member is taken:

a.           to have made the request for the purposes of clause 3.2; and

b.           to have made a request for the purposes of clause 3.8 to apply the excess lease cost first to the amount under clause 3.3 that corresponds to the limit or allowance that was reduced in relation to the vehicle under Determination 2017/13.

8.3     If, immediately before the commencement of this Determination, a request by the senator or member for a private plated standard vehicle was in effect under paragraph 6.1(c)(i) of Determination 2017/13, the senator or member is taken to have made the request for the purposes of clause 3.1.


 

8.4     If, immediately before the commencement of this Determination, a request by the senator or member for a private plated non‑standard vehicle was in effect under paragraph 6.1(c)(ii) of Determination 2017/13, the senator or member is taken to have made the request for the purposes of clause 3.5.

8.5     If, immediately before the commencement of this Determination, a request by the senator or member for a private plated non‑standard vehicle was in effect under paragraph 6.1(d) of Determination 2017/13, the senator or member is taken:

a.           to have made the request for the purposes clause 3.6; and

b.           to have made a request for the purposes of clause 3.8 to apply the excess lease cost first to the amount applicable in subsection 14(1) of the PBR Regulations for the senator or member.

8.6      For the purposes of clauses 3.12 and 3.14, if, immediately before the commencement of this Determination, an election by the senator or member under clause 6.5 of Determination 2017/13 to not be provided with any privately plated vehicle was in effect, the election is taken to have been made for the purposes of clause 3.11.

8.7     For purposes of paragraph 3.13(a), if a particular vehicle was being provided to the senator or member immediately before the commencement of this Determination under Determination 2017/13, the provision of the vehicle to the senator or member before the commencement of this Determination is taken to have been done under clause 3.1, 3.2 or 3.5.

 

SCHEDULE A – OFFICE HOLDER’S SALARY

OFFICE HOLDER

(Column 1)

OFFICE HOLDER’S SALARY, being the specified percentage of the base salary

(Column 2)

Leader of the Opposition

85%

President of the Senate

75%

Speaker of the House of Representatives

75%

Deputy Leader of the Opposition

57.5%

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate

57.5%

Leader of a minority party with more than 10 members in the Parliament

45%

Leader of a minority party with up to 10 members in the Parliament

42.5%

Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives

27.5%

Chief Government Whip in the House of Representatives

26%

Shadow Minister (see clause 2.4.2)

25%

Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate

(This item applies on and after 17 September 2018 (see the Remuneration Tribunal (2018/09 Members of Parliament) Amendment Determination 2018)).

25%

Chief Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives

23%

Shadow Minister (see clause 2.4.3)

20%

Deputy President and Chair of Committees in the Senate

20%

Deputy Speaker in the House of Representatives

20%

Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate

20%

Chief Government Whip in the Senate

20%

Chief Opposition Whip in the Senate

18%

Second Deputy Speaker in the House of Representatives

13%

Whip in the House of Representatives of a Government party with more than 10 Members in the House

13%

Whip in the House of Representatives of an Opposition party with more than 10 Members in the House

12%

Whip in the House of Representatives of a minority party with at least 5, and no more than 10, members in the House

9%

Whip in the Senate of a minority party with at least 5, and no more than 10, senators

9%

Government Deputy Whip in the Senate

5%

Opposition Deputy Whip in the Senate

5%

Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives of a Government party with more than 10 Members in the House

3%

Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives of an Opposition party with more than 10 Members in the House

3%

Member of the Speaker's Panel in the House of Representatives

3%

Temporary Chairman of Committees in the Senate

3%

Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives of a minority party with at least 5, and no more than 10, members in the House

2%

 


 

OFFICE HOLDER

 

(Column 1)

OFFICE HOLDER’S SALARY, being the specified percentage of the base salary

 (Column 2)

Chair of the Joint Statutory Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

16%

Chair of the Joint Statutory Committee on Public Works

16%

Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

16%

Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

16%

Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

16%

Chair of a Joint Statutory Committee or Joint Standing Committee, not otherwise specified (except the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library)

11%

Chair of a Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee

11%

Chair of a House of Representatives General Purpose Standing Committee

11%

Chair of a Joint Select Committee or Select Committee in the Senate or the House of Representatives

11%

Chair of an Investigating Standing Committee established by resolution of either House

11%

Chair of the Senate Standing Committee of Privileges

11%

Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee of Privileges

11%

Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances

11%

Chair of the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills

11%

Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure

11%

Deputy Chair of the Joint Statutory Committee on Public Accounts and Audit

8%

Deputy Chair of the Joint Statutory Committee on Public Works

8%

Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

8%

Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

8%

Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

8%

Deputy Chair of a Joint Statutory Committee or Joint Standing Committee, not otherwise specified (except the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library)

5.5%

Deputy Chair of a House of Representatives General Purpose Standing Committee

5.5%

Deputy Chair of a Joint Select Committee or Select Committee in the Senate or the House of Representatives

5.5%

Deputy Chair of an Investigating Standing Committee established by resolution of either House

5.5%

Deputy Chair of the Senate Standing Committee of Privileges

5.5%

Deputy Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee of Privileges

5.5%

Deputy Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances

5.5%

Deputy Chair of the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills

5.5%

Deputy Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure

5.5%

Chair of the Senate Standing Committee of Senators’ Interests

3%

Chair of the House of Representatives Committee of Members’ Interests

3%

Chair of a Parliamentary Committee concerned with public affairs rather than the domestic affairs of Parliament not otherwise specified

3%

 

SCHEDULE B – TRAVEL ALLOWANCE RATES

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Locality

MEMBERS MENTIONED IN CLAUSE 5.2

OTHER MEMBERS

CAPITAL CITIES

 

 

 

Canberra

$288

$288

Adelaide

$393

$369

Brisbane

$441

$418

Darwin

$477

$454

Hobart

$380

$357

Melbourne

$449

$389

Perth

$449

$406

Sydney

$449

$412

UNSPECIFIED LOCATIONS

Locations not specified in this Table

$379

$273

NEW SOUTH WALES

Albury

$379

$291

Armidale

$379

$291

Bathurst

$379

$296

Bega

$379

$306

Bourke

$379

$326

Broken Hill

$379

$300

Coffs Harbour

$379

$298

Cooma

$379

$291

Dubbo

$379

$291

Gosford

$379

$301

Goulburn

$379

$291

Griffith

$379

$291

Gunnedah

$379

$291

Lismore

$379

$291

Maitland

$379

$313

Mudgee

$379

$300

Muswellbrook

$379

$291

Newcastle

$379

$329

Nowra

$379

$291

Orange

$379

$316

Port Macquarie

$379

$319

Tamworth

$379

$291

Tumut

$379

$291

Wagga Wagga

$379

$305

Wollongong

$379

$316

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Alice Springs

$379

$311

Jabiru

$400

$377

Katherine

$379

$319

Tennant Creek

$379

$307

Yulara

$484

$461

QUEENSLAND

Ayr

$379

$291

Bundaberg

$379

$291

Cairns

$379

$314

Charters Towers

$379

$291

Chinchilla

$379

$304

Dalby

$379

$311

Emerald

$379

$317

Gladstone

$379

$316

Gold Coast

$393

$370

Hervey Bay

$379

$318

Horn Island

$384

$361

Innisfail

$379

$291

Kingaroy

$379

$291

Mackay

$379

$322

Mount Isa

$379

$321

Rockhampton

$379

$291

Roma

$379

$300

Thursday Island

$384

$361

Toowoomba

$379

$305

Townsville

$379

$304

Weipa

$379

$299

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Bordertown

$379

$310

Ceduna

$379

$291

Kadina

$379

$291

Mount Gambier

$379

$291

Naracoorte

$379

$291

Port Augusta

$379

$291

Port Lincoln

$379

$331

Port Pirie

$379

$311

Renmark

$379

$291

Whyalla

$379

$306

Wilpena Pound

$379

$354

TASMANIA

Burnie

$379

$321

Devonport

$379

$319

Launceston

$379

$302

Queenstown

$379

$297

VICTORIA

Ararat

$379

$291

Bairnsdale

$379

$291

Ballarat

$379

$291

Benalla

$379

$291

Bendigo

$379

$291

Bright

$379

$320

Castlemaine

$379

$307

Colac

$379

$299

Echuca

$379

$291

Geelong

$379

$291

Hamilton

$379

$291

Horsham

$379

$305

Mildura

$379

$291

Portland

$379

$291

Sale

$379

$291

Seymour

$379

$291

Shepparton

$379

$291

Swan Hill

$379

$297

Wangaratta

$379

$291

Warrnambool

$379

$291

Wodonga

$379

$291

Wonthaggi

$379

$303

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Albany

$379

$340

Broome

$444

$421

Bunbury

$379

$316

Carnarvon

$379

$317

Dampier

$379

$336

Derby

$379

$351

Esperance

$379

$316

Exmouth

$404

$381

Geraldton

$379

$339

Halls Creek

$379

$331

Kalgoorlie

$379

$333

Karratha

$434

$411

Kununurra

$388

$365

Newman

$379

$356

Northam

$379

$301

Port Hedland

$384

$361

EXTERNAL TERRITORIES

Christmas Island

$379

$341

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

$486

$463

Norfolk Island

$424

$401

 


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

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Determination 2017/23: Members of Parliament

14 Dec 2017 (F2017L01616)

1 Jan 2018 (c 1.2)

 

Determination 2018/04: Members of Parliament

18 Apr 2018 (F2018L00493)

1 Jan 2018 (par iii)

Determination 2018/06: Members of Parliament

26 Jun 2018 (F2018L00879)

1 July 2018 (par iii)

Remuneration Tribunal (2018/08 Members of Parliament) Amendment Determination

20 Aug 2018 (F2018L01142)

26 Aug 2018 (s 2(1) item 1)

Remuneration Tribunal (2018/09 Members of Parliament) Amendment Determination 2018

24 Sept 2018 (F2018L01338)

25 Sept 2018 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

c 1.2..........................................

rep LA s 48D

Part 2

 

c 2.1..........................................

am F2018L00879

c 2.2..........................................

am F2018L00879

c 2.3..........................................

am F2018L00879

Part 5

 

c 5.3..........................................

am F2018L01142

c 5.4..........................................

am F2018L00493

c 5.5..........................................

am F2018L01142

c 5.7..........................................

am F2018L00493

Part 6

 

c 6.1..........................................

am F2018L01142

Part 7

 

c 7.1..........................................

am F2018L01142

Schedule A

 

Schedule A................................

am F2018L01338

Schedule B

 

Schedule B................................

rs F2018L01142