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Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Special Minister of State
Originating house
House of Representatives
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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; and the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 to: apply a 25 per cent loading to any adjustment to a prescribed travel benefit; limit the domestic travel entitlement of dependent children of senior officers to those under 18 years of age; and enable the recovery of payments made which are beyond the entitlement.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 02 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 28 Oct 2014
Second reading agreed to 28 Oct 2014
Third reading agreed to 28 Oct 2014
Introduced and read a first time 29 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 29 Oct 2014
Lapsed at prorogation 17 Apr 2016
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: In response to a request from the House, the Senate agreed to resume consideration of the bill
02 May 2016
Lapsed at dissolution 09 May 2016

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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