M&PS Parliament House Office
During sitting periods the M&PS Parliament House Office is open Monday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Tuesday to Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Meet COMCAR’s Client Liaison Manager
If you have any questions regarding COMCAR operations, COMCAR’s Client Liaison Manager is available to meet with you during sitting weeks at your Parliament House office. Please telephone or email to arrange a suitable time.
The 2017 Professional Development Program (PDP) calendar is now online
All MOP(S) Act employees can attend free face-to-face training under the PDP, subject to approval by their employing Senator or Member. Course outlines and registration forms are available in the calendar. Book early to guarantee your place and reduce travel costs.
Extended Operating Hours for M&PS Help Desks
Following the trial of extended hours of operation for the M&PS Help Desks, the Help Desks will continue to operate between 8:30am AEDT to 5:00pm AWST on an ongoing basis.
Review Committee Recommendations
The terms ‘entitlements’ and ‘benefits’ are progressively being replaced with ‘work expenses’ throughout this website (Recommendation 2a). Further advice will be provided as other Review Committee recommendations are implemented.
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Operating Procedures for COMCAR services in Canberra
A Parliamentary Shuttle service operates in sitting weeks and is managed by the Transport Offices of each House Department.
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The shuttle service will only operate when the Transport Offices are open, with the officers of the relevant House Department able to advise you of these times.
All shuttle reservations should be for point to point journeys only. Although a break, or wait time, in the journey is permitted, the break should be for no longer than 30 minutes’ duration.
Please contact COMCAR’s Client Liaison Manager or refer to the COMCAR Client Newsletter for September 2016.
- Departmental Circular 2017/01: New Motor Vehicle Allowance Rate
New Motor Vehicle Allowance rate of 61 cents per kilometre applies from 6January 2017
Ministerial Circular 2016/13: Ballot Result - MOP(S) Act Enterprise Agreement
The ballot for the proposed Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 has been successful. The enterprise agreement was supported by 50.53 per cent of the valid votes cast (714 yes/699 no).
Ministerial Circular 2016/12: Ballot for new MOP(S) Act Enterprise Agreement
A ballot to seek approval of the proposed Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 will commence on Monday 21 November 2016. The ballot will close at 2.00pm on Friday 25 November 2016.
Departmental Circular 2016/11: Determinations for Electorate Officer Positions, Staff Travel and Relief Staff
Determinations for electorate officer positions,staff travel and relief staff.