Remuneration of Members of the Parliament of Australia


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Background Paper 18 1997-98

Margaret Healy, Politics and Public Administration Group
Geoff Winter, Statistics Group
2 June 1998

Contents

Introduction
Members' remuneration
Constitutional and legal basis of payment
Brief history
Ministerial salaries
Parliamentary Secretaries
Other parliamentary entitlements
Parliamentary superannuation
Endnotes

APPENDIX 1
Salaries, etc. of Members of Parliament, Office-Holders of the Parliament and Ministers, 1996-1997

APPENDIX 2
Senators and Members of the House of Representatives: Basic Salaries and
Electorate Allowances, 1952 to 1997

 

Introduction

This paper contains the latest available information on the salaries of Members of Parliament (MPs), Ministers and all Office-holders of the Parliament for 1996 and 1997. It is proposed to update this information whenever adjustments affecting total remuneration are made. As changes have occurred since the first release of this paper in November 1997, there is a brief summary of the circumstances and contents of the changes. The constitutional authority for payment of Members of Parliament and of Ministers is given, along with a short history. There is a brief outline of the other entitlements of Members of Parliament, and of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme.

Members' remuneration

There are several components of the total monetary remuneration of Members of Parliament:

  • the basic salary

This is paid to all Members and Senators.

  • the electorate allowance

There are three different levels of the electorate allowance, set according to the size of the electorate. The lowest applies to all Senators and to Members of the House of Representatives with electorate areas less than 2000 sq. km.; the next to electorates with areas from 2000 to 4999 sq. km., and the largest to electorates with areas of or greater than 5000 sq. km.

  • office-holder or ministerial salary

There are numerous Offices of the Parliament. They include the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate (the Presiding Officers), their Deputies, the Leader of the Opposition, Party Leaders, Whips, and Chairs of Parliamentary Committees.

Ministerial salaries are set for the offices of the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Treasurer, the Leader of the House, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, Cabinet Ministers, and Ministers outside Cabinet.

As the electorate allowance is a variable component, the electorate size needs to be known when determining the total remuneration for any MP.

Appendix 1 shows each component separately and provides their combined total. The bolded amounts are those applying to the incumbent recipients.

Constitutional and legal basis of payment

The payment of Members of Parliament was adopted by the parliaments of the Australian colonies in the late nineteenth century, often after bitter struggles with the upper houses(1). Its purpose was to ensure that membership of Parliament was open to all classes, and not only to the rich.

Payment of Members and Senators of the Commonwealth Parliament is provided for in section 48 of the Constitution, which states:

Until the Parliament otherwise provides, each senator and each member of the House of Representatives shall receive an allowance of four hundred pounds a year, to be reckoned from the day on which he takes his seat.

Brief history

Until 1973 Parliament itself determined the salaries of its members by legislation, either on the basis of decisions made by the government of the day, or as a consequence of recommendations of various committees of inquiry(2). Salary adjustments were relatively infrequent. Table 1 lists these Acts of Parliament and the salary levels they set.

Appendix 2 shows basic salaries and electorate allowances from 1952 until the present. Electorate allowances were first introduced by the Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952, which enacted the recommendations of the Nicholas Report. This used four groupings of electorates based on criteria used by the Taxation Commissioner. These groupings were clearly associated with the size of the electorates. The amounts fixed in 1952 were increased by amending acts in 1956, 1959, 1964, 1968, 1970 and 1973(3).

Table 1: Basic Salaries of Members of Parliament determined by Act of Parliament 1901-73

Year

Salary ($ p.a.)

 

Act

Date of effect

1901

800

 

Constitution, s. 48

29-30.3.01

1907

1 200

 

Parliamentary Allowances Act 1907

28.7.07

1920

2 000

 

Parliamentary Allowances Act 1920

19.5.20

1931

1 600

 

Financial Emergency Act 1931

20.7.31

1932

1 500

 

Financial Emergency Act 1932

5.10.32

1933

1 650

 

Financial Relief Act 1933

1.11.33

1935

1 700

 

Financial Relief Act 1935

9.10.35

1936

1 900

 

Financial Relief Act 1936

21.9.36

1938

2 000

 

Parliamentary Salaries Adjustment Act 1938

13.5.38

1947

3 000

 

Parliamentary Allowances Act 1947

10.7.47

1952

3 500

 

Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952

1.1.52

1956

4 700

 

Parliamentary Allowances Act 1956

1.7.56

1959

5 500

 

Parliamentary Allowances Act 1959

1.3.59

1964

7 000

 

Parliamentary Allowances Act 1964

1.11.64

1968

9 500

 

Parliamentary Allowances Act 1968

1.12.68

1973

14 500

 

Remuneration and Allowances Act 1973

1.4.73

 

The remuneration of Members of Parliament has always been a contentious issue. The last government-appointed inquiry into parliamentary remuneration, the Kerr Committee, which reported in 1971, recommended that parliamentary salaries should be determined by an independent tribunal. This was accepted by the Whitlam ALP Government, which passed the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973. This established an independent Remuneration Tribunal which had the function of reporting into and determining the salaries and allowances of Members and Senators, and the allowances of Ministers and Office-holders of the Parliament. This was required to be done at intervals of not more than one year. Thus after 1973 salaries and allowances were determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

Such salaries and allowances were set by means of formal determinations by the Tribunal. The Tribunal is required to furnish the Minister with a copy of each determination, and the Minister (now the Minister for Finance and Administration) is required to table such determinations in each House of the Parliament. Unless specifically disallowed by either House of the Parliament, determinations come into effect on the date specified in the determination.

It was intended that the work of the Remuneration Tribunal would de-politicise the issue of parliamentary remuneration and conditions.

The Tribunal fixed the basic parliamentary salary, electorate allowances, travel entitlements and conditions for Members and Senators, Office-holders of the Parliament, and Ministers. Some office facilities, such as postage and telephones, were determined by the Tribunal, but the general provision and equipment of electorate offices and the staffing levels for Members and Senators, Office-holders and Ministers were, and still are, set by the Government.

By 1990 parliamentary remuneration had again become a contentious issue. The 1988 Review of the Tribunal determined, after a work value assessment of Members of Parliament by management consultants Cullen Egan Dell, that there should be a substantial phased increase in salaries. However, following strong representations by the Government, the 1990 increase was deferred. The Government proposed a linkage between the salaries of members and those of the Band 1 of the Senior Executive Service (SES) of the Australian Public Service (APS). The Tribunal opposed this linkage. The Hawke ALP Government then passed the Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990, which removed the power of the Remuneration Tribunal to determine the basic salary, and provided for a phased increase of salaries up to the level of SES Band 1. The Act provided that once salaries reached this level, subsequent adjustment of parliamentary salaries would occur in accordance with any adjustments made to SES Band 1 salaries. Since 1990 these adjustments have occurred by means of wage agreements between the government and the public sector unions.

The Remuneration Tribunal continues to make determinations on electorate and other allowances and conditions, and continues to determine the salaries of Office-holders of the Parliament. Determinations fixing the remuneration of Office-holders of the Parliament have updated and rationalised the additional salaries paid to the Chairs of Parliamentary Committees. After the establishment of the Main Committee of the House of Representatives in February 1994 and of the new Senate Committee structure in October 1994, new Offices were approved, including an increased number of Whip positions and the position of Second Deputy Speaker.

Schedule 2 of the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1994 (which deals primarily with the coal industry) amended Schedule 3 of the Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990 to provide that the salary of MPs will be equivalent to the minimum payable to a Band 2 level of the SES. The new subclauses of Schedule 3 provide:

(2) The Members of Parliament annual salary is equal to the minimum SES Band 2 annual salary.

(3) In this clause:

'minimum SES Band 2 annual salary' means the minimum annual rate of salary payable to the holders of offices in the Senior Executive Service of the Australian Public Service having a classification of Band 2.

Schedule 2 also amended Schedule 4 of the Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990 to provide that whenever parliamentary salaries increase because of an increase to the minimum SES level, the additional salaries paid to Office-holders of the Parliament also increase by the same proportion.

After basic salaries reached SES salary levels, there were adjustments resulting from National Wage Case decisions, and then from the Agreement between the Government and the public sector unions, Improving productivity, jobs and pay in the Australian Public Service 1992-1994, and its successor agreements. The last Agreement, Continuous improvement in the Australian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 1995-96, expired at the end of 1996, with the last adjustment taking effect from 17 October 1996.

With the final adjustment made, and the expiry of the Continuous improvement Agreement, it appears that there is now no procedure by which increases to parliamentary salaries can be made, although the remuneration and conditions as specified in the last Agreement remain in force until replaced by a subsequent Agreement. Since the enactment of the Workplace Relations Act 1996, SES salaries and remuneration may be set either through individually negotiated Australian Workplace Agreements (AWA), or they may be included in separate agency enterprise bargaining agreements. The party to any AWA may not be disclosed by the Industrial Registrar (although it is possible for an individual who is party to an AWA to disclose its terms). The salient point is that with the move to agency bargaining in the APS, the nexus to parliamentarians' salaries has been broken, and there is now no common public sector standard by which to determine future parliamentary salary levels. It appears that legislation would be required to set another mechanism in place. The Remuneration Tribunal, in its Statement on Members of Parliament-Allowances and Entitlements, dated 8 October 1997, has also drawn attention to this lack of an adjustment mechanism, and recommended that this be given early attention. Any action to re-establish a salary adjustment mechanism would bring the issue of parliamentary remuneration back onto the public agenda, when the point of tying parliamentary salaries to SES salaries was precisely to de-politicise the issue.

It should be noted that State parliamentary salaries are also affected, as generally the States set their parliamentary salaries by legislation with reference to the rate of Commonwealth salaries. In New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland salaries are set at $500 per annum less than the basic Commonwealth parliamentary salary. South Australia's rate is set at $2000 per annum less, and Tasmania's is 85.19 per cent of the Commonwealth rate. The Northern Territory rate is set by legislation at $3000 per annum less than the Commonwealth rate. Western Australian salaries are set by the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal, which reviews salaries and allowances annually. The Australian Capital Territory, which formerly had remuneration for its Legislative Assembly set by the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal, has now established its own Remuneration Tribunal.

Ministerial salaries

Section 66 of the Constitution provides that:

There shall be payable to the Queen, out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Commonwealth, for the salaries of the Ministers of State, an annual sum, which, until the Parliament otherwise provides, shall not exceed twelve thousand pounds a year.

Parliament provided otherwise by enacting the Ministers of State Act 1952 as amended, which fixes the maximum size of the Ministry and appropriates an annual sum for the payment of Ministerial salaries. After 1973, ministerial salaries (which are additional to the (basic) salaries of Members of the House of Representatives and Senators) were set by means of the Government accepting reports of the Remuneration Tribunal. Sub-section 6 (1) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 provides:

The Tribunal shall, from time to time as provided by this Part, inquire into, and report to the Minister on, the question whether any alterations are desirable in the salaries payable to Ministers of State out of public moneys of Australia.

When the Parliamentary Allowances Act 1990 was passed, the Government decided to increase Ministerial salaries by the same percentage as any increases made to the basic salary of Members, and to apply any such increases with effect from the same dates(4). This was endorsed by the Remuneration Tribunal in its Report No. 1 of 1996 on Ministers' Additional Salary.

The Remuneration Tribunal continues to make Determinations on the allowances and entitlements of Members, Senators, Office-holders, and Ministers, and on additional salaries of Office-holders as specified in sub-section 8(2) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.

The Howard Government decided soon after its election upon a two-tiered pay structure for the Ministry. Cabinet Ministers' salaries remained unchanged, but those of Ministers not in the Cabinet decreased by $10 000 per annum(5). This was to reflect the higher workload of Cabinet Ministers, and represented a return to previous Coalition practice. This decision was formalised firstly by the Remuneration Tribunal accepting the advice of the Minister for Industrial Relations in his letter of 18 April 1996 that there should be a salary differential of 20 per cent between the salaries of Cabinet Ministers and other Ministers(6), and secondly by the acceptance of the Tribunal's Report by the Government. The new salary structure came into effect from 7 March 1996.

Parliamentary Secretaries

Parliamentary Secretaries may not receive additional remuneration, but do get reimbursement for 'expenses of office reasonably and necessarily incurred'. Determination No. 3 of 1998, dated 27 January 1998, set the amount at $10 000 per annum, with effect from 1 October 1997. Determination No. 9 of 1998, dated 27 February 1998, amended this determination by setting specific conditions for travelling expenses for parliamentary secretaries.

Other parliamentary entitlements

In addition to the provision of a privately-plated Commonwealth vehicle(7), and electorate allowances, Members and Senators are provided with electorate offices, and may engage three electorate staff, one of whom may be located in Parliament House. They are entitled to transport, travelling allowances which include accommodation, and telephone and postage allowances.

Non-salary entitlements of Members and Senators are authorised by the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990, and by determinations of the Remuneration Tribunal.

The Remuneration Tribunal conducted a review of members' entitlements during 1997, so as to provide greater flexibility and a tighter focus on needs(8). As a result a new determination on members' entitlements was made. Electorate allowances, spouses', nominees' and dependent children's transport, car transport on parliamentary business, private vehicle allowances, provision of privately-plated Commonwealth vehicles, charter aircraft and drive-yourself vehicles, life gold passes, overseas travel, telephone services and postage are covered by Determination No. 1 of 1998, dated 27 January 1998. This increased the electorate allowances by 1.5 per cent with effect from 1 October 1997.

The Statement accompanying Determination No. 1 of 1998 outlines the range of expenses for which the electorate allowance may be used. The electorate allowance is taxable unless it can be shown that the expenditure was tax deductible. Any balance not accounted for is liable to income tax. The Commonwealth meets fringe benefits tax payable on the provision of privately-plated Commonwealth vehicles and on entertainment allowances.

Members and Senators travelling within Australia by air, rail or coach on parliamentary or electorate business are transported at the expense of the Commonwealth. So too are Ministers and Office-holders travelling on official business. Travelling allowances are payable for overnight stays for the sittings of Parliament, parliamentary and electorate business and other specified purposes.

Responsibility for the administration of travel allowances was transferred in 1997 from the Departments of the House of Representatives and the Senate to the Department of Finance and Administration.(9) Following controversy in 1997 over the administration and use of travel allowances, the Government gave the Tribunal a reference to review travel allowances. The Tribunal's recommendations were accepted by the Government, and the Tribunal then issued Determination No. 8 of 1998, which took effect from 14 April 1998. In its accompanying Statement the Remuneration Tribunal said:

The problems in the administration of travelling allowances have arisen in two contexts. Firstly the inadequacy of checks on whether, and when, the travel actually took place and secondly, the possibility that claims were being made which, although strictly consistent with the existing requirements, were above the costs which would have been incurred in the circumstances.(10)

The text of the relevant Determinations should be consulted for detailed information on entitlements and allowances.

Parliamentary superannuation

There is a parliamentary superannuation scheme established by the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948. This is administered by the Department of Finance and Administration under the direction of the Parliamentary Retirement Allowances Trust. The Minister for Finance and Administration is the presiding trustee. The Department of Finance and Administration issues an explanatory booklet on the scheme to Members and Senators entitled the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Handbook, which is updated as required. Contributions are 11.5 per cent of monthly salary and additional salary of office for the first 18 years of parliamentary service. After this the contribution rate falls to 5.75 per cent. The Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme was reviewed by the Senate Select Committee on Superannuation, which reported in September 1997(11).

Endnotes

  1. Parliamentary Salaries. Australian Encyclopaedia, vol.7. Second edition, revised. Sydney: The Grolier Society, 1965, pp. 20-22.
  2. There have been four such committees of inquiry, in 1952, 1955, 1959 and 1971. They were:

    Australia. Committee of Inquiry into the Salaries and Allowances of Members of the National Parliament. Report. Chairman: H S Nicholas. Canberra: Commonwealth Government Printer, 1952.
    Australia. Committee of Inquiry into the Salaries and Allowances of Members of the Commonwealth Parliament. Report. Chairman: H F Richardson. Canberra: Commonwealth Government Printer, 1956, PP 7/1956/57.
    Australia. Committee of Inquiry into the Salaries and Allowances of the Commonwealth Parliament. Report. Chairman: H F Richardson. Canberra: Commonwealth Government Printer, 1969, PP 15/1959-60.
    Australia. Inquiry into the Salaries and Allowances of Members of the Commonwealth Parliament. Report of Inquiry by Mr Justice Kerr. Canberra: AGPS, 1971, PP 284/1971.

  3. See Parliamentary Allowances Act 1956, Parliamentary Allowances Act 1959, Parliamentary Allowances Act 1964, Parliamentary Allowances Act 1968, Parliamentary Allowances Act 1970, Remuneration and Allowances Act 1973.
  4. This decision was not given separate legislative effect, as authority exists under the Ministers of State Act 1952.
  5. Michelle Grattan, in The Age of 16 April 1996, reported the salary differential. She said junior (i.e. non-Cabinet Ministers) had been told about a fortnight previously that their salaries would fall by $10 000. See also article by Peter Cole-Adams in The Canberra Times, 17 April 1996.
  6. Report No. 1 of 1996 dated 14.5.96.
  7. Provision of a privately-plated Commonwealth vehicle was first made by Determination No. 24 of 1990. A deduction of $6000 per annum from the electorate allowance was required. This was changed by Determination No. 18 of 1993, so that the contribution by parliamentarians is set at the same rate and conditions as those applying to members of the SES. There is a deduction of $500-700 per annum made from salary. MPs may now be provided with a non-standard vehicle, but the additional cost is deducted from the electorate allowance or charter transport allowance. These provisions are now contained in Determination No. 1 of 1998.
  8. Remuneration Tribunal. Statement on Members of Parliament-Remuneration and Allowances, 27 January 1998. See also Determinations 1, 2 and 3 of 1998, dated 27 January 1998.
  9. Determination No. 8 of 1997 of 10 July 1997 transferred administrative responsibility from the Presiding Officers of the Parliament to the Minister for Administrative Services. This Determination was suspended by Determination No. 9 dated 15 August 1997, because of legal advice. On 5 September 1997 the President of the Senate advised the Minister for Administrative Services that the Senate had agreed to adopt the new arrangements. Determination No. 11 of 1997 of 25 September re-activated Determination No. 8 of 1997 with effect from 13 September 1997.
  10. Remuneration Tribunal. Statement. Members of Parliament-Travelling Allowance. 27 February 1998, p. 1.
  11. Australia. Parliament. Senate Select Committee on Superannuation. The Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme and the Judges' Pension Scheme. Canberra: The Department of the Senate, 1997.

APPENDIX 1

Salaries, etc. of Members of Parliament, Office-Holders
of the Parliament and Ministers, 1996-1997

 

 

 

7.3.1996 (a)

17.10.1996 (a)

1.10.1997 (a)

MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30370

31008

31473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

105 791

107 932

108 323

 

(2)

110 621

112 864

113 329

 

(3)

117 286

119 669

120 236

SENATOR

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

105 791

107 932

108 323

PRIME MINISTER

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

120 891

123 309

123 309

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

226 682

231 241

231 632

 

(2)

231 512

236 173

236 638

 

(3)

238 177

242 978

243 545

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

78 440

80 009

80 009

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

184 231

187 941

188 332

 

(2)

189 061

192 873

193 338

 

(3)

195 726

199 678

200 245

TREASURER

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

63 930

65 209

65 209

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

169 721

173 141

173 532

 

(2)

174 551

178 073

178 538

 

(3)

181 216

184 878

185 445

 

 

Salaries, etc. of Members of Parliament, Office-Holders

of the Parliament and Ministers, 1996-1997 (continued)

 

 

7.3.1996 (a)

17.10.1996 (a)

1.10.1997 (a)

LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

63 930

65 209

65 209

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

169 721

173 141

173 532

LEADER OF THE HOUSE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

56 734

57 869

57 869

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

162 525

165 801

166 192

 

(2)

167 355

170 733

171 198

 

(3)

174 020

177 538

178 105

OTHER MINISTERS IN CABINET

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

52 862

53 919

53 919

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

158 653

161 851

162 242

 

(2)

163 483

166 783

167 248

 

(3)

170 148

173 588

174 155

MINISTERS NOT IN CABINET

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

42 862

43 136

43 136

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

148 653

151 068

151 459

 

(2)

153 483

156 000

156 465

 

(3)

160 148

162 805

163 372

 

 

 

7.3.1996 (a)

17.10.1996 (a)

1.10.1997 (a)

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

62 282

63 528

63 528

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

168 073

171 460

171 851

 

(2)

172 903

176 392

176 857

 

(3)

179 568

183 197

183 764

PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

58 407

59 575

59 575

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

164 198

167 507

167 898

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

58 407

59 575

59 575

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

(b)38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

164 198

167 507

167 898

 

(2)

169 028

172 439

172 904

 

(3)

175 693

179 244

(b)179 811

DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

40 991

41 811

41 811

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

146 782

149 743

150 134

 

(2)

151 612

154 675

155 140

 

(3)

158 277

161 480

162 047

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

40 991

41 811

41 811

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

146 782

149 743

150 134

 

 

 

7.3.1996 (a)

17.10.1996 (a)

1.10.1997 (a)

LEADER OF THE THIRD PARTY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (c)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

33 222

33 886

33 886

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

139 013

141 818

142 209

 

(2)

143 843

146 750

147 215

 

(3)

150 508

153 555

154 122

LEADER OF A RECOGNISED NON-GOVERNMENT PARTY WITH AT LEAST FIVE MEMBERS (d)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

30 080

30 682

30 682

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

135 871

138 614

139 005

 

(2)

140 701

143 546

144 011

 

(3)

147 366

150 351

150 918

CHIEF GOVERNMENT WHIP IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

20 775

21 191

21 191

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

(b)38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

126 566

129 123

129 514

 

(2)

131 396

134 055

134 520

 

(3)

138 061

140 860

(b)141 427

CHIEF OPPOSITION WHIP IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

18 323

18 689

18 689

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

124 114

126 621

127 012

 

(2)

128 944

131 553

132 018

 

(3)

135 609

138 358

138 925

 

Salaries, etc. of Members of Parliament, Office-Holders

of the Parliament and Ministers, 1996-1997 (continued)

 

 

7.3.1996 (a)

17.10.1996 (a)

1.10.1997 (a)

DEPUTY PRESIDENT AND CHAIR OF COMMITTEES IN THE SENATE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

16 024

16 344

16 344

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

121 815

124 276

124 667

DEPUTY SPEAKER IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

16 024

16 344

16 344

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

121 815

124 276

124 667

 

(2)

126 645

129 208

129 673

 

(3)

133 310

136 013

136 580

DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

15 386

15 694

15 694

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

121 177

123 626

124 017

GOVERNMENT WHIP IN THE SENATE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

15 386

15 694

15 694

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

121 177

123 626

124 017

OPPOSITION WHIP IN THE SENATE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

13 917

14 195

14 195

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

119 708

122 127

122 518

SECOND DEPUTY SPEAKER IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

10 388

10 596

10 596

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

116 179

118 528

118 919

 

(2)

121 009

123 460

123 925

 

(3)

127 674

130 265

130 832

  

 

 

7.3.1996 (a)

17.10.1996 (a)

1.10.1997 (a)

GOVERNMENT WHIPS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (2)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

10 388

10 596

10 596

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

116 179

118 528

118 919

 

(2)

121 009

123 460

123 925

 

(3)

127 674

129 487

130 265

OPPOSITION WHIPS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (2)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

9 161

9 344

9 344

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

114 952

117 276

117 667

 

(2)

119 782

122 208

122 673

 

(3)

126 447

129 013

129 580

LEADER OF THE NATIONAL PARTY IN THE SENATE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

113 921

116 225

116 616

THIRD PARTY WHIP IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

113 921

116 225

116 616

 

(2)

118 751

121 157

121 622

 

(3)

125 416

127 962

128 529

WHIP OF A RECOGNISED NON-GOVERNMENT PARTY WITH AT LEAST FIVE MEMBERS (d)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

6 877

7 015

7 015

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

112 668

114 947

115 338

 

(2)

117 498

119 879

120 344

 

(3)

124 163

126 684

127 251

 

Salaries, etc. of Members of Parliament, Office-Holders

of the Parliament and Ministers, 1996-1997 (continued)

 

 

7.3.1996 (a)

17.10.1996 (a)

1.10.1997 (a)

DEPUTY GOVERNMENT WHIP IN THE SENATE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

3 438

3 507

3 507

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

109 229

111 439

111 830

WHIP, SECOND GOVERNMENT PARTY IN THE SENATE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

(e)

(e)

(f)3 384

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

(e)

(e)

(f)111 707

DEPUTY OPPOSITION WHIPS IN THE SENATE (2)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

1 650

1 683

3 384

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

107 441

109 615

111 707

DEPUTY OPPOSITION WHIP IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (g)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

2 156

2 199

2 199

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

107 947

110 131

110 522

 

(2)

112 777

115 063

115 528

 

(3)

119 442

121 868

122 435

MEMBERS OF THE SPEAKER'S PANEL IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (10)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

1 650

1 683

1 683

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

107 441

109 615

110 006

 

(2)

112 271

114 547

115 012

 

(3)

118 936

121 352

121 919

DEPUTY (TEMPORARY) CHAIRS OF COMMITTEES IN THE SENATE (12)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

1 650

1 683

1 683

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

107 441

109 615

110 006

 

Salaries, etc. of Members of Parliament, Office-Holders

of the Parliament and Ministers, 1996-1997 (continued)

 

 

7.3.1996 (a)

17.10.1996 (a)

1.10.1997 (a)

THIRD PARTY DEPUTY WHIP IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

1 616

1 648

1 648

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

(b)31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

107 407

109 580

109 971

 

(2)

112 237

114 512

(b)114 977

 

(3)

118 902

121 317

121 884

CHAIR, JOINT STATUTORY COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

12 818

13 074

13 074

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

(h)38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

118 609

121 006

121 397

 

(2)

123 439

125 938

126 403

 

(3)

130 104

132 743

(h)133 310

CHAIR, JOINT STATUTORY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

12 818

13 074

13 074

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

118 609

121 006

121 397

 

(2)

123 439

125 938

126 403

 

(3)

130 104

132 743

133 310

CHAIR, JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

12 818

13 074

13 074

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

(i)26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

118 609

121 006

(i)121 397

 

(2)

123 439

125 938

126 403

 

(3)

130 104

132 743

133 310

 

Salaries, etc. of Members of Parliament, Office-Holders

of the Parliament and Ministers, 1996-1997 (continued)

 

 

7.3.1996 (a)

17.10.1996 (a)

1.10.1997 (a)

CHAIR, JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON TREATIES (j)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

113 921

116 225

116 616

 

(2)

118 751

121 157

121 622

 

(3)

125 416

127 962

127 962

CHAIR, OTHER JOINT STATUTORY COMMITTEE OR JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES (9)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

113 921

116 225

116 616

 

(2)

118 751

121 157

121 622

 

(3)

125 416

127 962

128 529

CHAIR, SENATE LEGISLATIVE AND GENERAL PURPOSE STANDING COMMITTEE (16)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

113 921

116 225

116 616

CHAIR, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES GENERAL PURPOSE STANDING COMMITTEE (9)

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

113 921

116 225

116 616

 

(2)

118 751

121 157

121 622

 

(3)

125 416

127 962

128 529

  

Salaries, etc. of Members of Parliament, Office-Holders

of the Parliament and Ministers, 1996-1997 (continued)

 

 

7.3.1996 (a)

17.10.1996 (a)

1.10.1997 (a)

CHAIR, JOINT SELECT OR OTHER SELECT COMMITTEE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

113 921

116 225

116 616

 

(2)

118 751

121 157

121 622

 

(3)

125 416

127 962

128 529

CHAIR OF ANY ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATIVE STANDING COMMITTEE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

113 921

116 225

116 616

 

(2)

118 751

121 157

121 622

 

(3)

125 416

127 962

128 529

CHAIR, SENATE COMMITTEE OF PRIVILEGES

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

113 921

116 225

116 616

CHAIR, SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON REGULATIONS AND ORDINANCES

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

113 921

116 225

116 616

CHAIR, SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE SCRUTINY OF BILLS

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

113 921

116 225

116 616

 

Salaries, etc. of Members of Parliament, Office-Holders of the Parliament

and Ministers, 1996-1997 (continued)

 

 

7.3.1996 (a)

17.10.1996 (a)

1.10.1997 (a)

CHAIR, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE OF PRIVILEGES

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

113 921

116 225

116 616

 

(2)

118 751

121 157

121 622

 

(3)

125 416

127 962

128 529

CHAIR, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STANDING COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

8 130

8 293

8 293

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

113 921

116 225

116 616

 

(2)

118 751

121 157

121 622

 

(3)

125 416

127 962

128 529

CHAIR, SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON SENATORS' INTERESTS

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

2 239

2 284

2 284

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

 

25 540

26 076

26 467

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

 

108 030

110 216

110 607

CHAIR, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

2 239

2 284

2 284

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

108 030

110 216

110 607

 

(2)

112 860

115 148

115 613

 

(3)

119 525

121 953

122 520

CHAIR, ANY (OTHER) HOUSE OF REPS COMM. CONCERNED WITH PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Basic salary ($ p.a.)

 

80 251

81 856

81 856

Salary of office ($ p.a.)

 

2 239

2 284

2 284

Electorate allowance ($ p.a.)

(1)

25 540

26 076

26 467

 

(2)

30 370

31 008

31 473

 

(3)

37 035

37 813

38 380

Total remuneration ($ p.a.)

(1)

108 030

110 216

110 607

 

(2)

112 860

115 148

115 613

 

(3)

119 525

121 953

122 520

NOTES

(a) Actual electorate allowances and total remuneration received by incumbents at dates of effect are bolded.

Where positions are not bolded, they are either not occupied or there are more than one incumbents.

Changes in incumbency since date of effect are indicated as noted.

(b) Incumbency as from 4.3.1998.

(c) The salary for this position, which has applied historically to the National Party of Australia when not in government, is not paid when the incumbent also occupies a higher-paid position, as in the case of the Deputy Prime Minister. Whenever an additional office is held, the incumbent is paid the salary of the more highly-paid position, but not both.

(d) This position currently applies to the Australian Democrats.

(e) Not determined as the incumbent also held another (more highly paid) position.

(f) As from 8.10.1997 but not paid as the incumbent also held another (more highly paid) position.

(g) Position determined by Remuneration Tribunal but not (currently) occupied.

(h) Incumbency as from 21.10.1997.

(i) Incumbency as from 5.3.1998.

(j) Established during the 38th Parliament, with effect from 17.6.1996. Remuneration increased to highest rate, of $13 074, for Committee Chairs by Determination No. 14 of 1997, dated and with effect from 8.10.1997.

Electorate Allowances

Electorate allowances shown as from 17.10.1996 were varied by Remuneration Tribunal Determination No. 19 of 1996 dated 31.12.1996, with effect from 1.10.1996. Electorate allowances shown as from 1.10.1997 were varied by Remuneration Tribunal Determination No. 1 of 1998, dated January 1998, with effect from 1.10.1997

For Members of the House of Representatives, electorate allowances are paid according to the size of the electorate represented, as follows:

(1) Less than 2000 sq. kms.

(2) 2000-4999 sq. kms.

(3) 5000 sq. kms. and over.

For Senators the minimum amount of electorate allowance is paid. There is no linkage to the area represented.


APPENDIX 2

Senators and Members of the House of Representatives: Basic Salaries and
Electorate Allowances, 1952 to 1997

($ p.a.)

 Electorate allowance

  

Members of the House of Representatives

Date of effect

Basic salary

Senators

Less than 2000 sq. kms

2000-4999 sq.kms.

5000 sq. kms. and over.

1.1.1952

3 500

1 100

(a)800

(b)1 000

(c)1 200-1 800

10.12.1955

3 500

1 400

(a)800

(b)1 000

(c)1 200-1 800

1.7.1956

4 700

1 400

(a)800

(b)1 000

(c)1 200-1 800

1.3.1959

5 500

1 600

(d)1 700

-

(e)2 100

1.11.1964

7 000

2 100

(d)2 200

-

(e)2 600

1.12.1968

9 500

2 650

(d)2 650

-

(e)3 350

17.6.1970

9 500

2 750

(d)2 750

-

(e)3 350

1.4.1973

14 500

4 100

(d)4 100

-

(e)4 100

1.3.1975

20 000

4 100

(d)4 100

-

(e)4 100

15.5.1975

20 720

4 100

(d)4 100

-

(e)4 100

9.9.1975

20 000

4 100

(d)4 100

-

(e)4 100

1.6.1976

21 250

5 400

(f)5 400

-

6 750

1.6.1977

24 369

6 000

(f)6 000

-

7 500

1.7.1978

25 692

9 000

(f)9 000

-

13 000

1.7.1979

27 575

9 000

(f)9 000

-

13 000

1.7.1980

28 816

11 500

(f)11 500

-

16 750

1.8.1980

30 026

11 500

(f)11 500

-

16 750

1.7.1981

33 013

12 600

(f)12 600

-

18 400

1.7.1982

36 000

14 000

(f)14 000

(g)17 000

20 300

1 10 1982

38 500

14 000

(f)14 000

(g)14 000

20 300

6.10.1983

40 156

14 000

(f)14 000

(g)17 000

20 300

1.5.1984

41 802

15 200

(f)15 200

(g)18 460

22 040

1.7.1985

42 889

15 869

(f)15 869

-

23 010

1.7.1986

45 543

17 329

17 329

20 605

25 127

1.7.1987

47 815

17 329

17 329

20 605

25 127

1.7.1988

49 180

18 958

18 958

22 542

27 489

1.1.1989

55 000

21 005

21 005

24 977

30 458

1.7.1990

58 300

22 685

22 685

26 975

32 895

1.1.1991

61 798

22 685

22 685

26 975

32 895

1.7.1991

64 768

22 685

22 685

26 975

32 895

15.8.1991

66 387

22 685

22 685

26 975

32 895

8.4.1992

66 387

23 819

23 819

28 324

34 540

17.12.1992

67 715

23 819

23 819

28 324

34 540

11.3.1993

68 663

23 819

23 819

28 324

34 540

1.1.1994

68 663

24 588

24 588

29 202

35 611

10.3.1994

(h)69 693

24 588

24 588

29 202

35 611

15.12.1994

74 460

24 588

24 588

29 202

35 611

12.1.1995

75 949

24 588

24 588

29 202

35 611

6.4.1995

77 438

24 588

24 588

29 202

35 611

13.7.1995

78 987

24 588

24 588

29 202

35 611

1.10.1995

78 987

25 540

25 540

30 370

37 035

7.3.1996

80 251

25 540

25 540

30 370

37 035

1.10.1996

80 251

26 076

26 076

31 008

37 813

17.10.1996

81 856

26 076

26 076

31 008

37 813

1.10.1997

81 856

26 467

26 467

31 473

38 380

(a) 'Small-sized' electorates as defined. (b) 'Medium-sized' electorates as defined. (c) 'Large-sized' electorates as
defined; allowances paid at the rates of $1200, $1500 and $1800 per annum (d) 'City' electorates as defined.
(e) 'Country' electorates as defined. (f) Electorates of less than 5000 sq. kms. (g) Electorates with a population of
140 000 and over. (h) From 1.7.1994 to 14.12.1994 a Parliamentary Allowance of $4767 per annum was also paid.

Source: Remuneration Tribunal, various; Parliamentary Allowances Act 1952, as amended.

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