Civil List Act 1979

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • repealed
  • Civil List Act 1979: repealed, on 16 December 2013, by section 64 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).
20A Travel, accommodation, attendance, and communications services for members
  • (1) The Speaker of the House of Representatives must determine, in respect of members of Parliament, travel, accommodation, attendance, and communications services.

    (2) Before making the determination, the Speaker must take into account any relevant advice and any relevant recommendation given or made by the Parliamentary Service Commission under the Parliamentary Service Act 2000.

    (3) The Minister who has, with the authority of the Prime Minister, for the time being assumed responsibility for Ministerial services must determine, in respect of members of the Executive, any additional or alternative services in respect of Executive travel, accommodation, attendance, and communications.

    (4) That Minister determines, in his or her sole discretion, which office holders are members of the Executive for the purpose of subsection (3).

    (5) Before making a determination under this section, the determining body must—

    • (a) consult with the Commissioner of Inland Revenue about the taxation consequences of the proposed determination; and

    • (b) consult with, as the case may be, the Speaker or the Minister about the services for which they have jurisdiction.

    (6) A determination under this section may be made jointly by the Speaker and the Minister, or may be a separate determination made by one of those persons for services for which that person has jurisdiction.

    (7) Travel, accommodation, attendance, and communications services, in this section, include—

    • (a) the payment of money or allowances for those things; and

    • (b) provision for any member of the family (as referred to in section 25(1)(f)) of a member of Parliament for those things; and

    • (c) any other means of meeting the travel, accommodation, attendance, and communications needs or obligations of members of Parliament.

    (8) A determination made under this section is a legislative instrument, but not a disallowable instrument, for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and must be presented to the House of Representatives under section 41 of that Act.

    Section 20A: inserted, on 1 April 2003, by section 4(1) of the Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 54).

    Section 20A(8): replaced, on 5 August 2013, by section 77(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119).