The framework enabling parliamentarians to be provided with expenses, allowances and other public resources for their parliamentary business and sets out their obligations for using these resources appropriately. Known as the PBR Act.
Establishes the mechanisms for parliamentarians to employ staff. Known as the MOP(S) Act.
Sets the employment terms and conditions for all MOP(S) Act employees.
Establishes the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) and its functions.
Establishes the Remuneration Tribunal which performs functions under the PBR Act.
Sets the number of Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries.
Establishes the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme (PCSS). Membership of the PCSS is compulsory for all parliamentarians who entered the Australian Parliament before the general election of 9 October 2004.
Establishes superannuation accumulation arrangements for all parliamentarians entering or re-entering the Australian Parliament on or after the general election of 9 October 2004. Under this Act, the Government pays a superannuation contribution to a complying superannuation fund (other than a self-managed superannuation fund) or to a Retirement Savings Account of the parliamentarian's choice.
Sets out the terms and conditions under which former Prime Ministers and their spouses are eligible for travel at Australian Government expense, which must not be for commercial or personal purposes.
Defines the phrase ‘exceptional circumstances’ and sets out the evidence requirements for the purposes of the ‘stop-over’ provisions of the Act.
Determines the qualifications for Parliamentary Retirement Travel.