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Parliamentary Retirement Travel Regulations 2018

Authoritative Version
Regulations as made
These regulations repeal and replace the Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Regulations 2002, and support the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 30 Oct 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate12-Nov-2018
Tabled HR26-Nov-2018
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Parliamentary Retirement Travel Regulations 2018

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

Dated 25 October 2018

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Alex Hawke

Special Minister of State

 

 

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

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

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

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

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

5............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Stop‑overs                                                                                                                                           2

6............ Exceptional circumstances............................................................................................. 2

7............ Evidence of exceptional circumstances.......................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                                                       3

Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Regulations 2002                                                         3

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Regulations 2018.

2  Commencement

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

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

31 October 2018

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

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

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002.

4  Schedules

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

5  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002.

eligible traveller means a person who undertakes a domestic return trip to which section 21 or 22 of the Act applies.

Part 2Stop‑overs

  

6  Exceptional circumstances

                   For the purposes of subparagraphs 21(c)(ii) and 22(d)(ii) of the Act, each of the following are exceptional circumstances:

                     (a)  the eligible traveller has an injury or illness that prevents the eligible traveller from travelling within 24 hours after the beginning of the stop‑over;

                     (b)  if the eligible traveller is a former Prime Minister accompanied by the former Prime Minister’s spouse or de facto partner—the spouse or de facto partner has an injury or illness that prevents the spouse or de facto partner from travelling within 24 hours after the beginning of the stop‑over;

                     (c)  if the eligible traveller is the spouse or de facto partner of a former Prime Minister accompanying the former Prime Minister—the former Prime Minister has an injury or illness that prevents the former Prime Minister from travelling within 24 hours after the beginning of the stop‑over;

                     (d)  the delay or cancellation of a scheduled transport service prevents the eligible traveller from travelling within 24 hours after the beginning of the stop‑over.

7  Evidence of exceptional circumstances

                   A claim that circumstances surrounding a stop‑over are exceptional circumstances (within the meaning of section 6) must be accompanied by:

                     (a)  for an injury or illness—a medical certificate stating that the injury or illness prevented the person with the injury or illness from travelling within 24 hours after the beginning of the stop‑over; or

                     (b)  for a delay or cancellation—a statutory declaration by the eligible traveller that declares that the delay or cancellation prevented the eligible traveller from travelling within 24 hours after the beginning of the stop‑over.


Schedule 1Repeals

  

Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Regulations 2002

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.