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Electorate duties

The electorate duties of a member are the activities of the member that support or serve the member's constituents and are determined by the Minister (s6(1)(b), PBR Act). The activities the Minister has determined to be electorate duties are:

Member (or class) Electorate duties
All members who are a senator or member of the House of Representatives In the member’s capacity as their constituent’s elected representative:

a)  Facilitating and participating in debate, discussion, a meeting, event or function, or undertaking research or administrative functions relating to matters of importance or interest to constituents (including matters that do not relate exclusively to constituents, such as matters of national importance);

b)  Otherwise communicating with constituents;

c)  Representing the views and interests of constituents.

Last updated: 10 December 2019