The Remuneration Tribunal (the Tribunal) has made an amending Determination, Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/15: Members of Parliament - Base Salary, Entitlements and Related Matters (Determination 2012/15), which amends two principal Determinations.
Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/02: Members of Parliament - Base Salary and Related Matters (Determination 2012/02) has been amended to increase the amount of parliamentary base salary by 3 per cent from $185,000 to $190,550 per annum from 1 July 2012. Determination 2012/02 has also been amended to increase the amount of parliamentary base salary which is not salary for the purposes of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 from $38,620 to $39,770 from 1 July 2012.
Charter Transport Allowance
Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04: Members of Parliament - Entitlements (Determination 2012/04) has been amended to increase by 2.5 per cent (rounded) from 1 July 2012, the maximum amounts of charter transport allowance available per year to eligible Senators and Members.
Determination 2012/04 entitles parliamentarians representing larger electorates and all Senators, except those representing the Australian Capital Territory, to the cost of charter transport within and for the service of his or her electorate or State or Territory. The following table shows the current charter transport allowance rates and the rates to apply from 1 July 2012.
|Chamber||State or Territory / Electorate||Current
Maximun Allowance Per Annum
|From 1 July 2012
Maximum Allowance Per Annum
|Queensland or Western Australia||$25,840||$26,490|
|New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia or Tasmania||$14,490||$14,860|
|Members||300,000 km2 or more||$85,440||$87,580|
|100,000 to 299,999 km2||$37,250||$38,190|
|25,000 to 99,999 km2||$20,640||$21,160|
|10,000 to 24,999 km2||$10,160||$10,420|
A copy of Determination 2012/15 is available on the Tribunal website at http://www.remtribunal.gov.au. The Senators and Members' Entitlements handbook, available on the M&PS intranet, will be updated to reflect the increased amount of parliamentary base salary and increased charter transport allowance rates. The Entitlements Summaries on the website of the Department of Finance and Deregulation will also be updated.
Should you require any further information regarding charter transport allowance rates, please contact your Ministerial and Parliamentary Services’ Entitlements Manager on the number below*. Enquiries regarding the payment of parliamentary base salary should be directed to the relevant chamber department.
Signed by the Minister on 28 June 2012
Special Minister of State
*M&PS' Entitlements Managers
|Deb Lewis (QLD/SA)||02 6215 3827|
|Lauren Barons (NSW/WA/ACT)||02 6215 3426|
|Andrew House (VIC/TAS/NT)||02 6215 3640|