Determinations for Electorate Officer Positions, Staff Travel and Relief Staff

Key Points
  • The SMOS has made two new determinations under the MOP(S) Act, replacing existing determinations that provide Senators and Members with electorate officer positions and for travel and relief staff arrangements.
  • The new determinations may be accessed through the M&PS website.



The Special Minister of State has made two new determinations under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984, replacing existing determinations that provide Senators and Members with electorate officer positions and for travel and relief staff arrangements.

The new determinations are:

Primarily, the new determinations provide staffing arrangements for a third electorate office in electorates over 350,000km2 reflecting a recommendation of the Review of Parliamentary Entitlements that will enable the constituents of these very large electorates better access to their Member of Parliament.

The determinations also include a number of other amendments, most of which incorporate existing arrangements for greater consistency and ease of reference.  For example, the determinations specify the choice of classification structures in electorate offices; the insurance arrangements for self-drive hire cars; and the travel arrangements for Employee Consultative Group and Work Health and Safety Committee Members.  New provisions are:

Queries on these arrangements may be directed to the M&PS Helpdesk on 0262153333 or mpshelp@finance.gov.au.

 

 

Deesiree Kaufline
Acting Assistant Secretary
Advice and Support Branch
Ministerial and Parliamentary Services
7 October 2016

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