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Abolition of the Gold Travel Pass for Former Politicians (Reflecting Community Standards) Bill 2003

Part 4 Travel entitlements of members who retire from the Parliament

   

11   Members who retire from the Parliament

             (1)  A person who retires from the Parliament is only entitled to one return domestic trip to Parliament House for the purpose of collecting personal effects.

             (2)  The following conditions apply to a trip taken under subsection (1):

                     (a)  the trip must be at economy class airfare or an equivalent or lesser cost; and

                     (b)  the trip must use the most direct route possible; and

                     (c)  the trip may take place on one or more forms of transport, whether scheduled or not, and from any location in Australia; and

                     (d)  the trip must be completed within four weeks from the day on which the retirement occurred.

             (3)  The Remuneration Tribunal may make determinations regarding an entitlement under subsection (1), provided such determinations are in accord with the conditions set out in subsection (2).

12   Widow or widower of member who dies

             (1)  The widow or widower of a person who dies while a member is only entitled to one return domestic trip to Parliament House for the purpose of collecting the personal effects of the member.

             (2)  The following conditions apply to a trip taken under subsection (1):

                     (a)  the trip must be at economy class airfare or an equivalent or lesser cost; and

                     (b)  the trip must use the most direct route possible; and

                     (c)  the trip may take place on one or more forms of transport, whether scheduled or not, and from any location in Australia; and

                     (d)  the trip must be completed within eight weeks from the day on which the retirement occurred; and

                     (e)  the widow or widower of the member may nominate another person to undertake the trip on his or her behalf.

             (3)  The Remuneration Tribunal may make determinations regarding an entitlement under subsection (1), provided such determinations are in accord with the conditions set out in subsection (2).