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Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (2018 Measures No. 2) Regulations 2018

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

Dated 21 November 2018

Peter Cosgrove


By His Excellency’s Command

Alex Hawke

Special Minister of State






1 Name

2 Commencement

3 Authority

4 Schedules

Schedule 1—Amendments

Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017

1  Name

  This instrument is the Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (2018 Measures No. 2) 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




1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

24 November 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Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 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  Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.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


Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017

1  Subsection 45(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

The representative and staff

 (2) International travel expenses are prescribed for the following:

 (a) the representative;

 (b) one staff member accompanying the representative.

2  Paragraph 46(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

 (b) one staff member accompanying the member.

3  Subsection 60(2)

Omit “3 consecutive financial years”, substitute “36 consecutive months”.

4  After paragraph 66(1)(h)


 (ha) wreaths;

5  After paragraph 66(1)(l)


 (la) cloudbased services, including storage and software;

6  After paragraph 66(1)(pc)


 (pd) with the approval of the Minister, other resources or expenses reasonably required for the conduct of the member’s parliamentary business;

7  Paragraph 66(1)(q)

Omit “(pc)”, insert “(pd)”.