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Media monitoring services

Overarching obligations

The Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 imposes overarching obligations.
The dominant purpose and value for money tests and specified conditions must be met. See s25, 26, 27, 28.
The Commonwealth is not liable to pay an expense or provide a public resource where you contravene any of these obligations (s29, PBR Act).

Subject to the limit of your annual budget for office expenses, you may use your budget to purchase media monitoring services as resources reasonably required for the conduct of your parliamentary business.

Claims for payment for items from your annual budget for office expenses should be sent to MaPS electronically via the Parliamentary Expenses Management System (PEMS). PEMS provides efficient, digital claims processing at any time of the day or night. However, if PEMS is unable to be used, complete a 'Certification and request for payment, office stationery supplies, minor office equipment, ICT accessories, publications and mobile electorate office expenses' form (parliamentarian only to certify claim) and include an itemised tax invoice and proof of payment.

Expenditure is reported in your monthly management reports and quarterly expenditure reports

Last updated: 21 July 2020