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Parliamentary Service Bill 1997 [No. 2]

Part 2 Interpretation

   

7   Interpretation

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

acting SES employee means a non-SES employee who is acting in a position usually occupied by an SES employee.

APS employee has the same meaning as in the Public Service Act 1997 .

Classification Rules means rules made under section 23.

Code of Conduct means:

                     (a)  the rules in section 13; and

                     (b)  any rules and orders made by the Senate or the House of Representatives under section 50 of the Constitution that apply to Parliamentary Service employees.

Commissioner means the Parliamentary Service Commissioner appointed under this Act.

Department means a Department of the Parliament that is established under this Act.

determinations means determinations under this Act other than Part 9.

Executive Agency has the same meaning as in the Public Service Act 1997 .

insolvent under administration means a person who:

                     (a)  has become bankrupt; or

                     (b)  has applied to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors; or

                     (c)  has compounded with his or her creditors; or

                     (d)  has assigned his or her remuneration for the benefit of his or her creditors.

Merit Protection Commissioner means the Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner appointed under this Act.

minimum retiring age means:

                     (a)  unless paragraph (b) applies, 55 years; or

                     (b)  if a higher or lower age is prescribed by the determinations—that age.

modifications includes additions, omissions and substitutions.

non-SES employee means a Parliamentary Service employee other than an SES employee.

overseas means outside Australia and the Territories.

Parliamentary Service means the Australian Parliamentary Service established by section 9.

Parliamentary Service employee means a person engaged as an employee under section 22.

Parliamentary Service employment means employment as a Parliamentary Service employee.

Parliamentary Service Values means the values in section 10.

Presiding Officer or Presiding Officers means:

                     (a)  where the expression is used in connection with a reference to the Department of the Senate or the Clerk of the Senate—the President of the Senate; or

                     (b)  where the expression is used in connection with a reference to the Department of the House of Representatives or the Clerk of that House—the Speaker of the House of Representatives; or

                     (c)  otherwise—the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives acting jointly.

Public Service Commissioner means the Public Service Commissioner appointed under the Public Service Act 1997 .

relevant Department , in relation to a Secretary, means the Department of which he or she is the Secretary.

Remuneration Tribunal means the Remuneration Tribunal established by the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 .

Secretary means the Secretary of a Department and includes the Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Secretary of a Department means:

                     (a)  if the Department is the Department of the Senate—the Clerk of the Senate; or

                     (b)  if the Department is the Department of the House of Representatives—the Clerk of that House; or

                     (c)  if the Department is another Department—the Secretary of that Department.

SES means the Senior Executive Service established by section 34.

SES employee has the meaning given by section 33.

8   Workplace Relations Act

             (1)  Except as provided by section 37 and subsections 59(4) and 60(3), this Act has effect subject to the Workplace Relations Act 1996 .

             (2)  Subsection (1) is not intended to imply anything about the relationship between this Act and any Act other than the Workplace Relations Act 1996 .