Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Special Minister of State
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Act 2002 to: amend the short title of the Act to the Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002; impose certain limits on access to the parliamentary retirement travel entitlement; reduce the number of trips available under the entitlement; remove the ability of spouses or de facto partners (other than those of a former prime minister) to access the entitlement; reduce the entitlement of spouses or de facto partners of a former prime minister; and require that all travel under the entitlement be subject to a public benefit test; Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 to: apply a 25 per cent loading to any adjustment to a prescribed travel benefit; and limit the domestic travel entitlement of dependent children of senior officers to those under 18 years of age; and Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 and Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Act 2002 to enable the recovery of payments made which are beyond the entitlement.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09 Feb 2017
Second reading moved 09 Feb 2017
Second reading debate 14 Feb 2017
Second reading debate 15 Feb 2017
Second reading agreed to 15 Feb 2017
Consideration in detail debate 15 Feb 2017
Third reading agreed to 15 Feb 2017
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 Feb 2017
Second reading moved 15 Feb 2017
Second reading debate 16 Feb 2017
Second reading agreed to 16 Feb 2017
Committee of the Whole debate 16 Feb 2017
Third reading agreed to 16 Feb 2017
Finally passed both Houses 16 Feb 2017
Assent
  • Act no: 4
  • Year: 2017
22 Feb 2017

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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