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Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Bill 2015

2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

(Senator Xenophon)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 and other legislation, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Part 1—Travel entitlements reporting                                                                    3

Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990                                                                      3

Part 2—Ombudsman scrutiny                                                                                  10

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                                10

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 and other legislation, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Act 2015 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent .

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.