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Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Special Minister of State

Summary

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; Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 to: apply a 25 per cent loading to any adjustment to a prescribed travel benefit; and limit the domestic travel entitlement of dependent children of senior officers to those under 18 years of age; and Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 and Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Act 2002 to 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 09/02/17  
Second reading moved 09/02/17  
Second reading debate 14/02/17  
Second reading debate 15/02/17  
Second reading agreed to 15/02/17  
Consideration in detail debate 15/02/17  
Third reading agreed to 15/02/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/02/17  
Second reading moved 15/02/17  
Second reading debate 16/02/17  
Second reading agreed to 16/02/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/02/17  
Third reading agreed to 16/02/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 16/02/17  
Assent 22/02/17 Act no: 4 - Year: 2017
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP

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Senate
  • [sheet 8069]
MACDONALD, Sen Ian

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  • [sheet 8068]
MACDONALD, Sen Ian

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  • [sheet 8044]
MACDONALD, Sen Ian

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  • Australian Conservatives [sheet 8072]
BERNARDI, Sen Cory

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  • Australian Conservatives [sheet 8065]
BERNARDI, Sen Cory

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8062 revised]
RHIANNON, Sen Lee

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  • Nick Xenophon Team [sheet 8077]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 8071]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)