Remuneration Authority Act 1977

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17A Obligation to consult before making determinations about Parliamentary salaries and allowances

Before making a determination under section 12(1)(a)(i), the Authority must—

(a)

consult the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Minister who is, with the authority of the Prime Minister, for the time being responsible for Ministerial Services about the services for which they have jurisdiction, including, for the purposes of section 16(2) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013, about—

(i)

whether any element of personal benefit or potential personal benefit for members of Parliament, Ministers, or their family members arises under an entitlement to a service; and

(ii)

in the case of any such benefit arising under directions issued by the Speaker under section 23 or 34 of that Act or a determination made by the Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services under section 27 of that Act, the value of any such benefit assessed by the Speaker or the Minister; and

(b)

consult the Commissioner of Inland Revenue—

(i)

about the taxation consequences of the Authority’s proposed determination; and

(ii)

as required under section 16(2)(a) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services Act 2013).

Section 17A: inserted, on 1 April 2003, by section 3(2) of the Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 54).

Section 17A(a): replaced, on 16 December 2013, by section 62 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).

Section 17A(b): replaced, on 16 December 2013, by section 62 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).