MOP(S) employment

Last updated
28 June 2021

Parliamentarians employ staff under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MOP(S) Act). Staff are referred to as MOP(S) Act employees.

MOP(S) Act employees are employed to assist a parliamentarian to carry out duties as a Member of Parliament and not for party political purposes. This section provides information for new and current MOP(S) Act employees from starting employment, to duties and services during employment, and then ceasing current employment.