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Wednesday, 28 March 1973
Page: 846


Mr Keating asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

What payments other than salary were made to each Minister in 1971-72.


Mr WHITLAM (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

In 1971-72 the following payments were made to Ministers in addition to Ministerial salaries:

(1)   'Electorate Allowance

Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Treasurer, Senior Minister, Minister - $2,750 per annum (Members and Senators representing city electorates) or $3,350 per annum (Members and Senators representing country electorates).

(2)   Ministerial Special Allowance

Prime Minister - $10,300 per annum.

Deputy, Prime Minister, Treasurer, Senior Minister $4,600 per annum

Minister - $4,000 per annum.

(3)   Travelling Allowance

Prime Minister - $42 per day except for whole days in Canberra.

Deputy Prime Minister, Treasurer, Senior Minister, $36 per day away from home base except for whole days in Canberra.

Minister - $33 per day away from home base except for whole days in Canberra.







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