Remuneration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Prime Minister 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
  to: determine a classification structure for departmental secretaries; enable the Remuneration Tribunal to determine the remuneration of the secretaries of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Treasury; enable these secretaries, in consultation with the President of the tribunal and the Public Service Commissioner, to determine the level of remuneration for all other departmental secretaries; and enable the tribunal to determine the remuneration and recreation leave entitlements of the Public Service Commissioner, Merit Protection Commissioner and heads of executive agencies;
Public Service Act 1999
  and
Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
  to make consequential amendments; and
Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948
,
Parliamentary Superannuation Act 2004
,
Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990
  and
Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
  to: restore the tribunal’s ability to determine parliamentary base salary; require the tribunal to publish reasons for decisions relating to parliamentary remuneration; and remove the Parliament’s ability to disallow parliamentary remuneration determinations. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
24 Mar 2011Introduced and read a first time
24 Mar 2011Second reading moved
24 Mar 2011Second reading debate
24 Mar 2011Second reading agreed to
24 Mar 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
25 Mar 2011Introduced and read a first time
25 Mar 2011Second reading moved
23 Jun 2011Second reading debate
23 Jun 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 7 Government agreed to
23 Jun 2011Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
23 Jun 2011Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


23 Jun 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
25 Jul 2011Assent

Act no.: 75

Year: 2011

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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