Parliamentary Service Act 2000

3B Meaning of funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes

(1)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes includes funding for all or any of the following purposes:

(a)

the performance by a member of Parliament of his or her role and functions as a member of Parliament:

(b)

the performance by a recognised party of its role and functions as a recognised party:

(c)

the provision of accommodation services for members of Parliament and qualifying electoral candidates and travel services for family members of those persons in accordance with a determination made by the Remuneration Authority under section 17(1) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013:

(d)

the provision of travel services for members of Parliament and qualifying electoral candidates in accordance with directions issued by the Speaker under section 23(1)(a) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013:

(e)

the provision of communications services (other than services including electioneering) in accordance with directions issued by the Speaker under section 23(1)(c) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013:

(f)

the provision of travel services in accordance with directions issued by the Speaker under section 23(1)(f) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013:

(g)

the provision of services and resources to qualifying electoral candidates in accordance with directions issued by the Speaker under section 23 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013.

(2)

However, funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes does not include funding for—

(a)

any communication that explicitly—

(i)

seeks or discourages support for the election of a particular person or people; or

(ii)

seeks or discourages support for the casting of a party vote for a particular political party or political parties; or

(iii)

encourages a person to become or discourages a person from becoming a member of a particular political party or political parties; or

(iv)

solicits subscriptions or other financial support; or

(v)

seeks support for casting a vote for one of the answers to the precise question to be put to voters in an indicative referendum initiated under the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993; or

(vi)

seeks support for casting a vote for one of the responses to a proposal to be put to electors in a government initiated referendum; or

(b)

an election advertisement published during the regulated period in relation to a general election, regardless of whether all or any part of an expense in relation to the advertisement is incurred or paid before, during, or after that regulated period; or

(c)

a referendum advertisement published during the regulated period in relation to a government initiated referendum, regardless of whether all or any part of an expense in relation to the advertisement is incurred or paid before, during, or after that regulated period; or

(d)

the provision of travel, accommodation, and communications services in accordance with any determination made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives under section 34 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 in respect of members of Parliament participating in the official inter-parliamentary relations programme.

(3)

Subsection (2)(b) and (c) are subject to section 3C.

Section 3B: inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 6 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 138).

Section 3B(1)(c): replaced, on 16 December 2013, by section 49(1) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).

Section 3B(1)(d): replaced, on 16 December 2013, by section 49(1) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).

Section 3B(1)(e): replaced, on 16 December 2013, by section 49(1) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).

Section 3B(1)(f): replaced, on 16 December 2013, by section 49(1) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).

Section 3B(1)(g): inserted, on 16 December 2013, by section 49(1) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).

Section 3B(2)(d): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 49(2)(a) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).

Section 3B(2)(d): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 49(2)(b) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).