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1999

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINISTERS OF STATE AMENDMENT BILL 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Finance and Administration, the Hon John Fahey MP)

 

 

 

 

 

Ministers of State Amendment Bill 1999

 

 

OUTLINE

 

The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Ministers of State Act 1952 to increase the limit on the sum appropriated from the Commonwealth Consolidated Revenue Fund in respect of the salaries of Ministers.  The increase is necessary because of the increase in the number of ministers from 28 to 30, and the increase in the number of cabinet ministers to 17, since the current monetary limit was set in 1996. 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

The effect of this change is to increase the maximum sum payable in ministerial salaries by $22,000. 

 



 

 

CLAUSE NOTES

 

Clause 1:  Short title etc.

This clause cites the Act as the Ministers of State Amendment Act 1999

 

Clause 2:  Commencement

The commencement of the Act shall be the date of Royal Assent

 

Clause 3:  Schedule(s)

Provides that the Ministers of State Act 1952 is to be amended as set out in Schedule 1 (see below). 

 

Schedule 1:  Salaries of Ministers

Schedule 1 amends the Ministers of State Act 1952 by increasing from $1,600,000 to $1,622,000 the limit on the amount payable by way of ministerial salaries.