Changes to the parliamentary work expenses framework are being progressively implemented as a result of the 2016 review into An Independent Parliamentary Entitlements System. In addition, a new simplified parliamentary work expenses framework under the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 is under development.

As a result of the ongoing changes, information in the summaries and handbooks may not yet incorporate the most recent changes. Recent changes to the framework should be read in conjunction with the summaries and handbooks. In the meantime, the handbooks are being updated, commencing with the Senators and Members handbook.

If you require clarification, please contact the M&PS Help Desk (02) 6215 3542 or IPEA for travel-related matters (02) 6215 3000.

Summaries and Handbooks

A suite of summaries and handbooks is produced by Ministerial and Parliamentary Services to provide information to Senators and Members on the resources provided to them as a Parliamentarian.

The information contained in these summaries and handbooks is provided for general information only. It remains the responsibility of Senators and Members to familiarise themselves with what is provided to them under legislation, determinations of the Remuneration Tribunal and as otherwise determined by government.

Where you are unsure of a provision, please contact your Advice and Support Director or the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority before taking any action or decision on the basis of any material contained in these publications alone.

Senators and Members

This summary and handbook is a guide to Senators and Members.

Ministers of State and Office Holders

These summaries and handbooks set out relevant additional provisions. In some cases, the provisions cannot be isolated from those provided to the parliamentarian in their role as a Senator or Member. Where this is the case, the combined provision is discussed.

These summaries and handbooks complement the Senators and Members’ summary and handbook and are for general information only.

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