Entitlements Summary - Employees

Employees

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Employees
All Shadow Ministers Four full-time electorate employee positions.  A Shadow Minister can also engage relief electorate employees subject to the limits of his or her Relief Staff Budget, which is calculated based on 150 days salary at the base of the Electorate Officer B classification.

Personal employee positions allocated at the discretion of the Prime Minister.  A block of personal employee positions are provided to the Leader of the Opposition to allocate to Shadow Ministers.

Members provided with an additional electorate office An additional full-time electorate employee position at the Electorate Officer B classification, to be located in the additional electorate office.

Where an additional electorate employee position has been allocated, additional Relief Staff Budget, which is calculated based on 50 days salary at the base of the Electorate Officer B classification.

 

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Employees’ Travel
All Senators and Members Electorate employee travel within Australia (excluding the external territories) on official business as directed by the employing Senator or Member, including travelling allowance for each overnight stay away from the employee’s work base, within the limits of the Electorate Staff Travel Budget.  The employees of a Senator or Member with an entitlement to travel to an external territory may also travel on official business as directed by their employing Senator or Member to that external territory.

Personal employee travel within Australia on official business as directed by the employing Shadow Minister, including travelling allowance for each overnight stay away from the employee’s work base.  Personal employee travel is not subject to the limits of the Electorate Staff Travel Budget.