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This instrument amends the Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination 2021 to determine the rates of travel allowances for domestic travel, and the allowances and expenses to be paid to former members.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 12 May 2022
Date of repeal 13 May 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

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Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Amendment Determination (No. 1) 2022

We, the members of the Remuneration Tribunal, make the following determination.

Dated 9 May 2022

 

 

Signed

Signed

Signed

John Conde AO

Heather Zampatti

Stephen Conry AM

President

Member

Member

 

 

 

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Amendment Determination (No. 1) 2022.

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.

 

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Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

6 April 2022.

6 April 2022

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 section 46 of the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017.

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                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

Remuneration Tribunal (Members of Parliament) Determination 2021

1  Paragraph 4.1

Omit “in clause 4.2”, substitute “in clause 4.2 or 4.2A, whichever applies,”.

2  Paragraph 4.2

Repeal the clause, substitute:

4.2      Subject to clause 4.2A:

4.2.1    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.

4.2.2     A person may exchange one or more of the three fares that would otherwise be paid under clause 4.2.1 for a private vehicle allowance, if they make the same return trip in a private vehicle. If a person exchanges a fare for a private vehicle allowance, the expenses are either:

a.            a private vehicle allowance for the return trip, calculated at the rate prescribed in clause 6.1, or

b.            the amount of the fare that is being exchanged,

whichever is lower.  

3  After paragraph 4.2

Insert:

4.2A    Where, immediately before the person became a former member, the Commonwealth provided the person with three or more electorate offices of a kind mentioned in s 72(1) of the Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017:

4.2A.1  The expenses are the fares for up to four 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 member of the House of Representatives.

4.2A.2   A person may exchange one or more of the four fares that would otherwise be paid under clause 4.2A.1 for a private vehicle allowance, if they make the same return trip in a private vehicle. If a person exchanges a fare for a private vehicle allowance, the expenses are either:

a.            a private vehicle allowance for the return trip, calculated at the rate prescribed in clause 6.1, or

b.            the amount of the fare that is being exchanged,

whichever is lower. 

4  Paragraph 4.6

Omit “clause 4.2 refers”, substitute “clauses 4.2 and 4.2A refer”.