MOP(S) Act Staff Travelling Allowance Determination
The 120 night rule for travelling allowance in Canberra has been set aside from the dissolution of Parliament until 30 June 2016 by SMOS Determination 2016/8.
Updated election information is available. Upon the calling of an election, specific information relevant to each person’s individual circumstances is emailed to all Senators, Members and their employees.
Changes to Entitlements Manager arrangements
From Monday, 9 May 2016, Entitlements Manager arrangements were restructured.
Topics of Interest
Casual Employees’ TravelWhere a casual employee travels for all or most of a number of consecutive working days, the place travelled to will be their work base. It is an employee’s responsibility (expense) to travel between their home and their work base, and travelling allowance cannot be claimed at an employee’s work base.
In many instances, a casual employee has no entitlement to claim the cost of domestic travel or travelling allowance, as a work base is defined in the Enterprise Agreement as the place of work where an employee spends most time on duty.
Please contact the Staff Help Desk for further information.
Departmental Circular 2016/01: Commencement of the Parliamentary Injury Compensation Scheme
The parliamentary injury compensation scheme commenced on 9 May 2016.
- Departmental Circular 2016/04: Personalised Letterhead Stationery and Postal Vote Applications
Changes have been made to printing and communications for personalised letterhead stationery and postal vote applications (PVAs).
- Departmental Circular 2016/03: Adjustment to Office Budgets
A pro-rata increase to the communications component of parliamentarians’ 2015‑16 office budgets has been made.