Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Bill 2015

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
XENOPHON, Sen Nick
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 to require an explanatory statement to be provided with certain types of travel entitlement claims by members, parliamentary office-holders and ministers; and provide for penalties if claims are made in excess of entitlement; and the Ombudsman Act 1976 to expand the powers of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to include the scrutiny of parliamentary entitlements claims.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Aug 2015
Second reading moved 13 Aug 2015
Lapsed at prorogation 17 Apr 2016
Restored to Notice Paper 19 Apr 2016
Lapsed at dissolution 09 May 2016
Restored to Notice Paper 08 Feb 2017

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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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