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Auditor of Parliamentary Allowances and Entitlements Bill 2000

Part 1 Preliminary

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Auditor of Parliamentary Allowances and Entitlements Act 2000 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   This Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of the Commonwealth but does not make the Crown liable to be prosecuted for an offence.

4   This Act extends to things outside Australia

                   This Act extends to acts, omissions, matters and things outside Australia (unless the contrary intention appears).

5   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

authorised person means a person who is authorised in writing, under section 41, to exercise powers or perform functions under this Act.

MOPS Act means the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 .

parliamentary entitlements and allowances includes:

                     (a)  an entitlement under the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 ; and

                     (b)  an allowance under the Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952 ; and

                     (c)  an allowance or entitlement covered by a determination made under the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 ; and

                     (d)  remuneration or allowances paid under the Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990 ; and

                     (e)  an entitlement under the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 ; and

                      (f)  an allowance or entitlement in relation to a person employed or engaged under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 .

relevant House means:

                     (a)  in relation to a member of the House of Representatives or to a person employed or engaged by that member under the MOPS Act—the House of Representatives; or

                     (b)  in relation to a senator or to a person employed or engaged by that senator under the MOPS Act—the Senate.

sample audit has the meaning given by subsection 34(2).