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2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

 

 

(1)     Schedule  1 , item  3 , page 4 (line 16) to page 5 (line 16) , omit the item, substitute:

3  Section 3

Repeal the section, substitute:

3   Simplified outline of this Act

•      On retirement from the Parliament a person may, if he or she has satisfied the relevant qualifying period, become the holder of a Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement conferring travel entitlements under this Act.

•      Under this Act:

       (a)     there are limits on when a person must have entered Parliament, and when a person must have satisfied the qualifying period and retired from the Parliament, in order to become the holder of a Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement; and

      (b)     a Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement expires after a limited period.

•      Travel entitlements are limited to return trips that are within Australia, and that comply with certain other requirements (including that the travel be for the public benefit). There are also limits on the number of trips to which a person is entitled.

•      If a superannuation order is made under the Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989 in relation to a person convicted of a corruption offence, the person is disqualified from travel entitlements under this Act and from severance travel.

•      No person will have a Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement after the day section 1 of the Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Act 2017 commences.

[former Prime Ministers]

(2)     Schedule  1 , item  8 , page 6 (line 25) , omit “ the Prime Minister or ”.

[former Prime Ministers]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 10, page 7 (lines 9 and 10), omit “ , other than to members who become Prime Minister ”.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 4 )     Schedule  1 , item  11 , page 7 (lines 11 to 15) , to be opposed .

[former Prime Ministers]

(5)     Schedule  1 , item  12 , page 7 (lines 22 to 24) , omit “, unless the person is the Prime Minister, or a former Prime Minister, when he or she retires”.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 6 )     Schedule  1 , item  12 , page 7 (lines 29 to 31) , omit “, unless the person is the Prime Minister, or a former Prime Minister, when he or she retires”.

[former Prime Ministers]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 12, page 8 (lines 1 and 2), omit “ (other than for former Prime Ministers) ”.

[former Prime Ministers]

(8)     Schedule  1 , item  12 , page 8 (lines 3 to 12) , omit subsection  4C ( 1 ), substitute:

Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement expires in accordance with this section

             (1)  If a person is a holder of a Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement on 13 May 2014, or becomes a holder of a Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement after that day, the person’s Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement expires in accordance with this section.

[former Prime Ministers]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 12, page 8 (line 18), omit “subject to subsection (3),”.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 10 )   Schedule  1 , item  12 , page 8 (lines 25 and 26) , omit subsection  4C ( 3 ).

[former Prime Ministers]

( 11 )   Schedule  1 , item  12 , page 8 (lines 33 and 34) , omit “but is not a former Prime Minister”.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 12 )   Schedule  1 , item  12 , page 9 (line 7) , omit “a former Prime Minister or”.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 13 )   Schedule  1 , item  12 , page 9 (lines 16 and 17) , omit “but is not a former Prime Minister”.

[former Prime Ministers]

(14)   Schedule 1, item 12, page 9 (line 32), omit “a former Prime Minister or”.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 15 )   Schedule  1 , items  13 and 14, page 10 (lines 13 to 19) , omit the items, substitute:

13  Section 9 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

9   When return trip is in a year

13A  Subsection 9(1) (heading)

Repeal the heading.

13B  Subsection 9(1)

Omit “(1)”.

13C  Subsections 9(2), (3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

14  Sections 9A and 9B

Repeal the sections.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 16 )   Schedule  1 , item  15 , page 10 (line 22) , omit “ 30 ”, substitute “ 10 ”.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 17 )   Schedule  1 , items  16 and 17 , page 10 (lines 23 to 28) , omit the items, substitute:

16  Subsection 10(1) (table items 2 and 3)

Repeal the items.

17  Subsection 10(3)

Repeal the subsection.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 18 )   Schedule  1 , item  20 , page 11 (lines 3 to 17) , omit the item, substitute:

20  Section 13

Omit :

      (b)     a pro-rata adjustment where a person becomes the spouse or de facto  partner of a former member or member during a year;

       (c)     a pro-rata adjustment where, during a year, a member satisfies the relevant qualifying period for the issue of a Life Gold Pass.

substitute:

      (b)     a pro-rata adjustment where the maximum term of a Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement under subsection 4C(6) or (7) will end during a year.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 19 )   Schedule  1 , item  21 , page 11 (lines 20 and 21) , omit “ , or former Prime Minister nominates spouse or de facto partner, ”.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 20 )   Schedule  1 , items  23 and 24, page 12 (lines 1 to 6) , omit the items, substitute:

23  Subsection 14(1) (table item 2)

Repeal the item.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 21 )   Schedule  1 , item  26 , page 12 (lines 9 to 24) , omit the item, substitute:

26  Subsection 14(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The number of domestic return trips for the purposes of the table in subsection (1) is the number of trips worked out using the formula in subsection (2A).

26A  Subsection 14(2A)

Omit “paragraph (2)(a)”, substitute “subsection (2)”.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 22 )   Schedule  1 , item  28 , page 13 (lines 18 to 31) , omit subsection  18 ( 3 ), substitute:

Interaction between items 1 and 2 of the table in subsection (2) and the rules in section 4C about expiry of Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlements

             (3)  If item 2 of the table in subsection (2) applies (whether or not item 1 also applies), then nothing in either of those items is to be taken to result in:

                     (a)  the person resuming being the holder of a Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement; or

                     (b)  requiring a Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement to be restored to the person;

on the revocation of the order if the revocation takes effect after the nominal expiry time for the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Entitlement that the person held when the order was made.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 23 )   Schedule  1 , items  29 to 31 , page 14 (lines 5 to 18) , omit the items, substitute:

29  Paragraph 21(a)

Omit “, or the surviving spouse or de facto partner of a former member,”.

30  Section 21

Omit “, or the surviving spouse or de facto partner, as the case may be,” (wherever occurring).

31  Section 22

Repeal the section.

[former Prime Ministers]

( 24 )   Schedule  1 , items  33 and 34 , page 14 (lines 21 to 26) , omit the items, substitute:

33  Subsection 28(2)

Repeal the subsection.

34  Paragraph 29(1)(b)

Omit “, or the person’s spouse or de facto partner,”.

34A  Subsection 29(1)

Omit “traveller” (wherever occurring), substitute “person”.

[former Prime Ministers]