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Summary

This is a running index of updates and amendments to the Senators and Members’ Entitlements summary.

January 2015

Section Change Date of Effect Relevant Reference
Life Gold Pass Updated to advise of legislation before the Parliament to the Life Gold Pass entitlement. 14 May 2014 Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
Post Retirement Travel Updated to advise that the Government has asked the Remuneration Tribunal to consider changes to the post retirement travel. 14 May 2014 Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
Severance Travel Updated to advise that the Government has asked the Remuneration Tribunal to consider changes to the severance travel entitlements. 14 May 2014 Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
Spouse of De Facto Partner of a Sitting Life Gold Pass Holder Updated to advise of legislation before the Parliament to the Life Gold Pass entitlement. 14 May 2014 Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
Spouse of De Facto Partner of a Life Gold Pass Holder Updated to advise of legislation before the Parliament to the Life Gold Pass entitlement. 14 May 2014 Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

August 2014

Section Change Date of Effect Relevant Reference
Overseas Delegation Travel Updated to reflect that a delegate is entitled to fares at no higher than business class and accommodation of an appropriate standard. 24 July 2014 Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997
Travelling Allowance The daily expense allowance for members for the ACT and surrounds has increased. 31 August 2014 Remuneration tribunal Determination 2014/16: Members of Parliament – Travelling Allowance

Handbook

This is a running index of updates and amendments to the Senators and Members’ Entitlements handbook.

May 2016

Section Section Heading Change Date of Effect Relevant Reference
3.12 Printing and Communications Include a post office box as an address on personalised letterhead stationery and increase the number of postal vote applications for Members to 100% of enrolled voters 9 May 2016 Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997

April 2016

Section Section Heading Change Date of Effect Relevant Reference
3.7 Office Budget Update to advise of change to office budget to account for increase in postage from $0.70 to $1.00 4 January 2016 Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997

January 2015

Section Section Heading Change Date of Effect Relevant Reference
4.3.3 Short-Term Self-Drive Hire Cars Updated to clarify the coverage of the travel insurance policy as it relates to excess when travelling in self-drive hire cars. N/A Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997
4.9 Family Reunion Travel within Australia Updated to advise that the spouse or nominee, dependent child(ren) and designated person(s) of a Senator or Member may remain in Canberra without the Senator or Member between adjoining sitting weeks. 1 January 2015 Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04
4.12 Travel After Retirement Updated to advise of legislation before the Parliament to change the Life Gold Pass entitlement. Also to advise that the Government has asked the Remuneration Tribunal to consider changes to the post-retirement travel and severance travel entitlements 14 May 2014 Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014