Parliamentary Service Act 2000

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Parliamentary Service Act 2000

Public Act2000 No 17
Date of assent27 June 2000
Commencementsee section 2


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Parliamentary Service.


1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary provisions


3 Interpretation

3A Meaning of publish in sections 3B and 3C

3B Meaning of funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes

3C Apportionment of funding for election advertisement or referendum advertisement published both before and during regulated period

3D Opinion given by Electoral Commission may be taken into account in determining whether advertisement is election advertisement

3E Interpretation of determinations under section 20A of Civil List Act 1979


4 Purposes of this Act

5 Act to bind the Crown

Part 2
Delivery of services and funding entitlements for House of Representatives and its members

Parliamentary Service

6 Parliamentary Service

7 Principal duties of Parliamentary Service

8 Services provided in accordance with Speaker's directions

9 Other functions of Parliamentary Service

9A Application of section 9C to electoral candidates

9B Speaker may give directions for provision of services and funding for parliamentary purposes in relation to certain electoral candidates

9C Provision of services and funding for parliamentary purposes in relation to certain electoral candidates

9D Speaker to take into account advice and recommendations of Commission

General Manager of Parliamentary Service

10 General Manager of Parliamentary Service

11 Principal responsibilities of General Manager

Further provisions relating to Parliamentary Service

12 Further provisions relating to Parliamentary Service

Part 3
Policy relating to parliamentary resources and services

Parliamentary Service Commission

13 Parliamentary Service Commission

14 Functions of Parliamentary Service Commission

15 Membership of Commission during term of Parliament

16 Chairperson of Commission

17 Vacation of office by nominated or appointed members

18 Membership of Parliamentary Service Commission between Parliaments

19 Further provisions relating to Commission

Review committee

20 Establishment of committee to review appropriations

21 Work of review committee

22 Report by committee

Part 4
Land and other assets held for parliamentary purposes

Parliamentary precincts

23 Parliament grounds

24 Leased premises in Bowen House

25 House of Representatives may add land to parliamentary precincts

26 Parliamentary precincts under control of Speaker

Parliamentary Corporation

27 Parliamentary Corporation

28 Functions of Parliamentary Corporation

29 Membership of Parliamentary Corporation

30 Specific powers of Parliamentary Corporation

31 No borrowing power

32 Further provisions relating to Parliamentary Corporation

Part 5
Miscellaneous provisions

Exercise of Speaker's powers

33 Deputy Speaker may act as Speaker

34 Delegation of powers by Speaker

35 Status of delegations

Recovery of amounts paid made outside entitlements

35A Recovery of amounts paid outside entitlements to funding for parliamentary purposes

Amendments to other Acts

36 Amendment to Ombudsmen Act 1975

37 Amendment to Higher Salaries Commission Act 1977

38 Amendment to Official Information Act 1982

39 Amendment to Public Finance Act 1989


40 Repeals

Schedule 1
Provisions applying in respect of Parliamentary Service

Schedule 2
Provisions applying in respect of Parliamentary Service Commission

Schedule 3
Description of land vested in Her Majesty the Queen for parliamentary purposes

Schedule 4
Provisions applying in respect of Parliamentary Corporation

Schedule 5
Enactments repealed

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