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Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

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7194

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (at the end of the table), add:

7.  Schedule 3

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 6.

 

[politicians’ pay and entitlements]

(2)     Page 9 (after line 15), at the end of the bill, add:

Schedule 3—Determinations and reports about politicians’ pay and entitlements

 

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973

1  After section 7

Insert:

7AA  Process for making determination or report about members of Parliament

             (1)  Before making a determination or report under this Act relating to a member of the Parliament (including a Minister of State), the Tribunal must:

                     (a)  make a call to the public for submissions; and

                     (b)  publish on its website each submission received (but only with the consent of the person making the submission); and

                     (c)  conduct a public hearing in relation to the matters that are the subject of the proposed determination or report.

             (2)  The Tribunal must publish on its website a transcript of public hearings conducted under paragraph (1)(c).

2  Section 7A

Before “The Tribunal”, insert “(1)”.

3  At the end of section 7A

Add:

             (2)  The Tribunal’s reasons for a determination or report under this Act relating to a member of the Parliament (including a Minister of State) must address:

                     (a)  any submissions received under subsection 7AA(1); and

                     (b)  any evidence given in a public hearing conducted under that subsection.

4  At the end of section 11

Add:

             (3)  This section applies subject to section 7AA (process for making determination or report about members of Parliament).

[politicians’ pay and entitlements]