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Tuesday, 10 September 1996
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(Question No. 113)


Mr Laurie Ferguson asked the Minister for Administrative Services, upon notice, on 6 May 1996:

(1) What were the individual travelling allowance and hire car expenses of shadow parliamentary secretaries and their staff between 1 July 1994 and 30 July 1995, including statistics on numbers of days claimed separately for Canberra, capital cities and other locations.

(2) Under what provision of the Remuneration Tribunal were the claims referred to in part (1) paid.


Mr Jull —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Travelling allowance payments to shadow parliamentary secretaries are made by the Parliamentary Departments. I therefore am unable to provide that information.

Details of the other amounts are provided below. None of the shadow parliamentary secretaries were provided with extra staffing resources and the figures provided relate to travel by their electorate staff. The car costs for the shadow Parliamentary Secretaries represent total usage for the period

concerned. It is not possible to extract separate amounts for usage, if any, as a shadow Parliamentary Secretary.

NameTravelling allowanceNo. of daysclaimedCar costs
Mr K Andrews MP (a)n/an/a$4,164
Staff of$5,343(i) 42$1,514
Senator D Brownhilln/an/a$10,237
Staff of$12,467(i) 81$758
(ii) 2
(iii) 29
Mr M Cobb MPn/an/a$440
Staff of$10,207(i) 74$858
(ii) 2
(iii) 2
Senator Winston Cranen/an/a$5,717
Staff of$18,932(i) 159$107
(ii) 2
(iii) 1
Senator B Gibsonn/an/a$3,413
Staff of$10,224(i) 73$2,191
(ii) 8
Senator J Herron (b)n/an/a$5,220
Staff of$2,714(i) 1$984
(ii) 17
Hon L Lieberman MP (b)n/an/a$1,600
Staff of$168(i) 2$188
Senator N Minchinn/an/a$6,455
Staff of$11,929(i) 83$1,062
(ii) 1
Senator K Pattersonn/an/a$9,617
Staff of$13,468(i) 82$3,061
(ii) 7
Mr C Pyne MPn/an/a$8,091
Staff of$11,277(i) 98$2,210
Mr M Ronaldson MP (c)n/an/a$3,106
Staff of$3,348(i) 26$573
Senator J Tierney (b)n/an/a$17,548
Staff of$2,821(i) 26$937
Senator J Troethn/an/a$7,416
Staff of$12,106(i) 86$1,864
(iii) 1
Senator J Watson (a)n/an/a$4,736
Staff of$3,760(i) 28$572
(iii) 2

(a) From 1 July 1994 to 31 January 1995

(b) From 1 February 1995 to 31 July 1995

(c) From 1 July 1994 to 28 October 1994

(i) Canberra

(ii) Other capitals

(iii) Other localities

(2) Clauses 3.1-3.6 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 22 of 1995 set out the entitlement for car transport for Senators and Members. The conditions of employment of electorate staff derive from Part IV of the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984.