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Remuneration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Prime Minister

Summary

Amends the: Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 to: determine a classification structure for departmental secretaries; enable the Remuneration Tribunal to determine the remuneration of the secretaries of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Treasury; enable these secretaries, in consultation with the President of the tribunal and the Public Service Commissioner, to determine the level of remuneration for all other departmental secretaries; and enable the tribunal to determine the remuneration and recreation leave entitlements of the Public Service Commissioner, Merit Protection Commissioner and heads of executive agencies; Public Service Act 1999 and Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 to make consequential amendments; and Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948, Parliamentary Superannuation Act 2004, Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990 and Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 to: restore the tribunal’s ability to determine parliamentary base salary; require the tribunal to publish reasons for decisions relating to parliamentary remuneration; and remove the Parliament’s ability to disallow parliamentary remuneration determinations.

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 24/03/11  
Second reading moved 24/03/11  
Second reading debate 24/03/11  
Second reading agreed to 24/03/11  
Third reading agreed to 24/03/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/03/11  
Second reading moved 25/03/11  
Second reading debate 23/06/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 23/06/11 Amendment details: 7 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 23/06/11  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 23/06/11 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 23/06/11  
Assent 25/07/11 Act no.: 75 - Year: 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet CJ206]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (12/05/2011): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (20/06/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )