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This instrument amends the Parliamentary Business Resources (former Prime Ministers) Determination 2017 to support the provision of goods, services, premises, equipment or any other facility from time to time for the former Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Eileen Gillard AC.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 23 Nov 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR24-Nov-2022
Tabled Senate25-Nov-2022
Date of repeal 25 Nov 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Amendment Determination (No. 3) 2022

I, RICHARD MARLES, Acting Prime Minister, make this determination.

Dated 18 November 2022                              

Richard Marles

Acting Prime Minister

 

 


Contents

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

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

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

4............ Schedule........................................................................................................................ 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                            3

Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Determination 2017                3

 

 


1  Name

                   This is the Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Amendment Determination (No. 3) 2022.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Authority

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

4  Schedule

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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

 

Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Determination 2017

 

1  Schedule – The Hon Julia Eileen Gillard AC

Repeal the Schedule and substitute:

Schedule—The Hon Julia Eileen Gillard AC

(Act s 16(1))

 

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Item

Resources

Condition

1

Under section 13 of the MOP(S) Act, one position not above the level of Adviser/Media Adviser

a)    These positions do not carry an entitlement to Personal 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

Under section 13 of the MOP(S) Act, 1.4 positions not above the level of Assistant Adviser

3

If the former Prime Minister engages a driver on her personal staff, 0.6 of a position under section 13 of the MOP(S) Act 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 section 13 of 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

 

 

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 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 under section 13 of the MOP(S) Act on her personal staff (refer to item 3).

The Minister may approve a non‑Australian or 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 or the capital city in which the former Prime Minister has an allocated car and driver.

 

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 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.

 

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