An Opposition Office Holder is entitled to the cost of postage in relation to official business, other than postage for a bulk mail-out.1
Ministerial and Parliamentary Services will arrange for Opposition Office Holders to be provided with an additional postage meter, so that their official and electorate postage costs can be kept separate. Official postage costs are reported in the Opposition Office Holder’s monthly management report separately to any postage transactions met under the printing and communications entitlement provided to each Senator and Member.2
An Opposition Office Holder may elect to have a postage meter provided for official business in their:
- Parliament House office
- Opposition Office Holder’s office
- combined Opposition Office Holder’s/electorate office.
1 Sub item 7(b), Part 2, Schedule 1 to the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990.
2 For details about the printing and communications entitlement, see regulations 3AA and 3AB of the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997.