Parliamentary Service (Continuation of Interim Meaning of Funding for Parliamentary Purposes) Act 2009

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  • Parliamentary Service (Continuation of Interim Meaning of Funding for Parliamentary Purposes) Act 2009: expired, on 1 January 2011, by clause 5.
4 Interim meaning of funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes
  • (1) In the Parliamentary Service Act 2000, 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 (within the meaning of that Act) of its role and functions as a recognised party:

    • (c) the provision of travel, accommodation, and attendance services in accordance with any determination made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives under section 20A of the Civil List Act 1979, or any direction given by the Speaker of the House of Representatives under the Parliamentary Service Act 2000:

    • (d) the provision of communications services (other than services including electioneering) in accordance with any determination made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives under section 20A of the Civil List Act 1979, or any direction given by the Speaker of the House of Representatives under the Parliamentary Service Act 2000:

    • (e) the provision of services and resources to support electoral candidates to whom section 9C of the Parliamentary Service Act 2000 applies in accordance with directions given by the Speaker under section 9B of that Act:

    • (f) the provision of benefits or privileges of a specified kind for former members of Parliament and members of their families in accordance with an appropriation by Parliament of money for that purpose.

    (2) However, despite subsection (1)(c) and (d), funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes does not include funding for the provision of travel, accommodation, and communications services in accordance with any determination made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives under section 20A of the Civil List Act 1979 in respect of members of Parliament participating in the official inter-parliamentary travel programme.

    (3) In subsection (1)(d), electioneering means any communication that explicitly—

    • (a) seeks support for the election of a particular person or people; or

    • (b) seeks support for the casting of a party vote for a particular political party or political parties; or

    • (c) encourages any person to become a member of a particular political party or political parties; or

    • (d) solicits subscriptions or other financial support.

    (4) The following must, as far as possible, be interpreted consistently with subsections (1) to (3):

    • (a) all determinations made under section 20A of the Civil List Act 1979:

    • (c) the scope of each category of non-departmental other expenses in Vote Parliamentary Service as stated in the Estimates or the Supplementary Estimates to the extent that the category of non-departmental other expenses relates to—

      • (i) members' communications; or

      • (ii) member support; or

      • (iii) party and member support funding of any party; or

      • (iv) travel of members and others:

    • (d) the scope of each category of non-departmental other expenses in Vote Parliamentary Service as stated in the Estimates or the Supplementary Estimates to the extent that the category of non-departmental other expenses replaces 1 or more of the categories listed in paragraph (c).