What's New

  • Reference Information

    Office Budget and Electorate Support Budget Reports

    Senators and Members can now monitor their usage of the office budget and electorate support budget through the Request Budget Report facility.

  • Reference Information

    Office Budget and Electorate Support Budget

    Detailed information on the Office Budget and Electorate Support Budget is now available.

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    New Travelling Allowance Rates

    New travelling allowance (TA) rates for MOP(S) Act employees are effective from 1 July 2015. Adjustments to TA advances paid for travel on or after 1 July 2015, will be made upon acquittal.

  • EA Processing Timeframes. Pay Dates, Entitlement. 16 July 2015, ESA allocation changes. 30 July 2015, ESA allocation changes and Retention payments. 13 August 2015, Common salary increment. 27 August 2015, Common salary increment.

    Enterprise Agreement (EA) Processing Timeframes

    The table above outlines the expected timeframes for processing of entitlements under the Enterprise Agreement.

Topics of Interest

  • Tax: 27 Pay Days in 2015/2016 Financial Year
    In the F/Y 2015/16 there will be 27 pay periods instead of the usual 26. This extra pay may result in insufficient tax being withheld overall. If you are concerned about the tax shortfall, you can request an additional amount of tax be deducted from your pay, as per the ATO table below, by emailing MOPSPay&Conditions@finance.gov.au.
Fortnightly earnings $ Additional fortnightly tax deduction $
1,400 to 3,049 12
3,050 to 6,799 17
6,800 and over 42

For the deduction to commence from the beginning of the F/Y, the request must be received by M&PS before Tues 23 June 15.

    Note: The above amounts are based on the tax rates for the current F/Y, and may be updated by the ATO once the tax rates for the 2015/16 F/Y are published.

Recent Circulars


  • Employment Agreement Bundle
  • New Employee's Guide
  • Electorate Employees' Salary Rates
  • Electorate Employees' Classification Structure
  • Personal Employees' Classification Structure
  • Senior Staff Classification Structure
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