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Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Special Minister of State

Summary

Amends the: Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Act 2002 to: rename the Act as the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002; impose certain limits on access to the parliamentary retirement travel entitlement; reduce the number of trips available under the entitlement; remove the ability of spouses or de facto partners (other than those of a former prime minister) to access the entitlement; reduce the entitlement of spouses or de facto partners of a former prime minister; and require that all travel under the entitlement be subject to a public benefit test; and Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 to: apply a 25 per cent loading to any adjustment to a prescribed travel benefit; limit the domestic travel entitlement of dependent children of senior officers to those under 18 years of age; and enable the recovery of payments made which are beyond the entitlement.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02/10/14  
Second reading moved 02/10/14  
Second reading debate 28/10/14  
Second reading agreed to 28/10/14  
Third reading agreed to 28/10/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/10/14  
Second reading moved 29/10/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (02/10/2014): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Committee report (24/11/2014)
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