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This determination sets out the preferred provider of travel arrangements for all parliamentarians, and the preferred providers for constituent management software for the major political parties.
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Registered 10 Jan 2018
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Parliamentary Business Resources (Preferred Providers) Determination 2017

I, Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, make the following determination.

Dated               14th December 2017

Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

 

 

 


Contents

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

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

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

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

5  Preferred providers................................................................................................................... 1

 

 


1  Name

This determination is the Parliamentary Business Resources (Preferred Providers) Determination 2017.

2  Commencement

This determination commences at the same time as the Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017.

3  Authority

This determination is made under section 100 of the Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this determination are defined in the Act, or the Regulations, including the following:

(a)    Administrator;

(b)   member; and

(c)    scheduled commercial transport.

 

                   In this determination:

Act means the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017.

Regulations means the Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017.

5  Preferred providers

(1)    For the purposes of subsection 100(1) of the Regulations, the providers specified in column 2 of the table are prescribed for providing or arranging for the provision of (as the case may be) the public resources specified in column 1 of the table.

 

Preferred providers

Column 1

Column 2

1.      Arranging for the provision of air transport that is scheduled commercial transport prescribed under Division 1, 2 or 4, of Part 2 of the Regulations.

The service provider contracted by the Commonwealth of Australia to arrange air transport for the purposes of the Commonwealth paying the travel expenses of members travelling in accordance with Division 1, 2 or 4, of Part 2 of the Regulations.

2.      Provision of constituent management software prescribed under paragraph 66(1)(l) of the Regulations, for a member of the Government or the Opposition.

The service provider nominated by the member’s party to, and approved by, the Special Minister of State.

Note:      Where a member accesses resources as described in column 1, but does not use the provider listed in column 2, the Commonwealth will not be liable to pay the costs incurred by the member for those resources, unless the Administrator considers it appropriate to do so in the circumstances (see subsection 100(2) of the Regulations).