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Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Special Minister of State


Amends the Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Act 2002 to: amend the short title of the Act to the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002; impose certain limits on access to the parliamentary retirement travel entitlement; reduce the number of trips available under the entitlement; remove the ability of spouses or de facto partners (other than those of a former prime minister) to access the entitlement; reduce the entitlement of spouses or de facto partners of a former prime minister; and require that all travel under the entitlement be subject to a public benefit test; and the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 to: apply a 25 per cent loading to any adjustment to a prescribed travel benefit; limit the domestic travel entitlement of dependent children of senior officers to those under 18 years of age; and enable the recovery of payments made which are beyond the entitlement.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02/10/14  
Second reading moved 02/10/14  
Second reading debate 28/10/14  
Second reading agreed to 28/10/14  
Third reading agreed to 28/10/14  
Introduced and read a first time 29/10/14  
Second reading moved 29/10/14  
Lapsed at prorogation 17/04/16  
Consideration of House of Reps message 02/05/16 Details: In response to a request from the House, the Senate agreed to resume consideration of the bill
Lapsed at dissolution 09/05/16  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (02/10/2014): Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee; Committee report (24/11/2014)