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Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to benefits for members and former members of Parliament, and for certain other persons, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

4............ Compensation for acquisition of property........................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments commencing on 14 May 2014                              4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          4

Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Act 2002                                                4

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       16

Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Act 2002                                              16

Part 3—Other provisions relating to the amendments                                 17

Schedule 2—Amendments commencing on the day after Royal Assent   19

Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990                                                                    19

Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002                                                           26

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to benefits for members and former members of Parliament, and for certain other persons, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Act 2017 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

14 May 2014.

14 May 2014

3.  Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4   Compensation for acquisition of property

             (1)  If the operation of this Act would result in an acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms, the Commonwealth is liable to pay a reasonable amount of compensation to the person.

             (2)  If the Commonwealth and the person do not agree on the amount of the compensation, the person may institute proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia for the recovery from the Commonwealth of such reasonable amount of compensation as the court determines.

             (3)  In this section:

acquisition of property has the same meaning as in paragraph 51(xxxi) of the Constitution.

just terms has the same meaning as in paragraph 51(xxxi) of the Constitution.