The PBR Act provides for:
- your remuneration, including your base salary, additional salary payable if you are an office holder, resettlement allowance, electorate allowance and private plated vehicles
- the work expenses, allowances and other public resources to be provided to you subject to certain conditions and overarching principles
- compliance and enforcement measures, including rulings, repayment and a 25% penalty loading
- the role of the Remuneration Tribunal in determining your remuneration and rates of travel allowances, and reporting on the types of travel expenses and allowances
- when your eligibility for remuneration and public resources commences and ceases.
The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) is established under the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Act 2017.
IPEA’s functions include:
- providing personal advice to you and your staff on travel expenses, allowances and related expenses
- monitoring the travel expenses, allowances and related expenses of you and your staff
- administering travel expenses, allowances and related expenses, including processing claims made by you and your staff
- publicly reporting all work expenses
- issuing rulings in respect of travel expenses and allowances under the PBR Act
- auditing all work expense claims.
More about IPEA and its functions can be found at www.ipea.gov.au.
Ministerial and Parliamentary Services in the Department of Finance continues to provide the following functions:
- Human Resources, payroll and other employment related advice and services for MOP(S) Act employees
- office accommodation (including Ministerial Wing at APH and Commonwealth Parliament Offices)
- advice, support and administration of non-travel related work expenses
- contract management of non-travel related third party service providers.