This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which is deemed to have come into force on 1 October 2015, fixes the rate of the Governor-General’s tax-exempt allowance for official expenses at $31,081 per annum.
The purpose of the allowance is confined to meeting expenses incurred by the Governor-General personally in undertaking the duties of office. It does not extend to programme costs, which are separately funded.
Date of notification in Gazette: 25 February 2016.
This order is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.