This memorandum is not part of the determination, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 April 2009. It maintains the rate of the annuity payable to a former Governor-General and the rate of the annuity payable to the surviving spouse or partner of a former Governor-General at the levels applying at 31 March 2009.
Maintaining the annuities at these levels is consistent with the approach taken by the Remuneration Authority in March 2009 when setting the salary of the Governor-General. It also takes into account the views, sought by the Authority, of the former Governors-General and the surviving spouses of former Governors-General.
This determination expires on 31 March 2010.