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Tuesday, 10 October 1972
Page: 2366

Mr Daly asked the Minister for External Territories, upon notice:

What (a) salaries and (b) allowances are paid to (i) Ministers and (ii) Members of the Papua New Guinea Parliament.

Mr Peacock - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The salaries and allowances paid to Ministers and Members of the Papua New Guinea House of Assembly are:


(b)   Allowances

(i)   Ministers and the Speaker

The Chief Minister and the Speaker receive a personal entertainment allowance of $500 and $300 per annum respectively.

All Ministers and the Speaker are entitled to reimbursement from the Ministerial Entertainment Fund of the costs of entertainment provided in connection with their duties.

Ministers and the Speaker are also paid an 'Electorate Representation Allowance' of $1,300 per annum towards the employment of personal staff in their electorates.

(ii)   Members

All Members (including Ministers and the Speaker) are paid electoral allowances which vary acocrding to the type of electorate and the estimated cost to a Member of travelling within his electorate. The allowances range from $250 to $1,500 per annum for open electorates and from $1,000 to $2,000 per annum for regional electorates.

In addition to his salary as a Member, the Chairman of Committees is paid an allowance of office of $500 per annum. Official Members are paid an allowance of $400 per annum for their duties in connection with the House of Assembly.

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