Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2015/09 - Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Public Office

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Determination 2015/09:
Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Public Office  
(i)              Pursuant to subsections 7(3) and 7(4) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973, the Remuneration Tribunal has inquired into the remuneration and allowances to be paid to certain holders of public office, and other matters significantly related thereto, and determines as set out below.
(ii)        This Determination takes effect on and from the day following the day it is registered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments unless otherwise specified.
Contents
PART 1 – FULL-TIME OFFICES. 1
PART 2 – PART-TIME OFFICES. 3
PART 3 – SPECIFIED STATUTORY OFFICES. 4
PART 1 – FULL-TIME OFFICES
1.1         In this part, Determination Number 07 of 2015 is referred to as the Principal Determination.
1.2       Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by inserting the following entry after the entry for “Director-General of Security, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation”.
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Column 2
Column 3
 
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Column 5
 

Australian Border Force Commissioner
415,750
593,920
 
1

1.3       Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by inserting the following entry after the entry for “Aged Care Commissioner”.
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Column 2
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Children’s e-Safety Commissioner
242,950
332,800
 
2

1.4.       Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by inserting the following entry after the entry for “Chief of Air Force”.
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Column 2
Column 3
 
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Chief Executive Officer, Digital Transformation Office
358,400
512,000
 
1

1.5         Clauses 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 take effect on and from 1 July 2015.
 
1.6         Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by deleting the following entries: Principal Member, Migration Review Tribunal (MRT), Principal Member, Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) Principal Member, Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT), Registrar, Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
1.7         Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Deputy Principal Member, MRT” to “Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) (former Deputy Principal Member, Migration Review Tribunal (MRT))” and inserting “2.2.16” in Column 4 of the entry.
1.8         Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Deputy Principal Member, RRT” to “AAT (former Deputy Principal Member, Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT))” and inserting “2.2.16” in Column 4 of the entry.
1.9         Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Deputy Principal Member, SSAT” to “AAT (former Deputy Principal Member, Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT))” and inserting “2.2.17” in Column 4 of the entry.
1.10      Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Senior Member, MRT” to “AAT (former Senior Member, MRT)” and inserting “2.2.16” in Column 4 of the entry.
1.11      Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Senior Member, RRT” to “AAT (former Senior Member, RRT)” and inserting “2.2.16” in Column 4 of the entry.
1.12      Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Member, MRT” to “AAT (former Member, MRT)” and inserting ”2.2.16” in Column 4 of the entry.
1.13      Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Member, RRT” to “AAT (former Member, RRT)” and inserting “2.2.16” in Column 4 of the entry.
1.14      Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Senior Member, SSAT” to “AAT (former Senior Member, SSAT)” and inserting “2.2.17” in Column 4 of the entry.
1.15      Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Member, SSAT” to ”AAT (former Member, SSAT)” and inserting “2.2.17” in Column 4 of the entry.
1.16      Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by inserting Clause 2.2.16 after Clause 2.2.15 as follows “Administrative Appeals Tribunal – Migration Review Tribunal/Refugee Review Tribunal: This determination applies to a full-time office holder of the AAT who is a former member of the MRT/RRT and is covered by the transitional provisions of Item 5 of Schedule 9 to the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015 (i.e. for the remaining balance of the former MRT/RRT member’s term of appointment that commenced before 1 July 2015).”
1.17      Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by inserting Clause 2.2.17 after Clause 2.2.16 as follows: “Administrative Appeals Tribunal – Social Security Appeals Tribunal: This determination applies to a full-time office holder of the AAT who is a former member of the SSAT and is covered by the transitional provisions of Item 5 of Schedule 9 to the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015 (i.e. for the remaining balance of the former SSAT member’s term of appointment that commenced before 1 July 2015).”
1.18      Clauses 1.6 to 1.17 take effect on and from 1 July 2015.
1.19      Table 2A of Part 2 of the Principal Determination is amended by deleting the entry for “Chief Executive Officer, National Water Commission”.
PART 2 – PART-TIME OFFICES
2.1         In this part, Determination Number 08 of 2015 referred to as the Principal Determination.
2.2       Table B3 of Schedule B of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Social Security Appeals Tribunal – Senior Member” to “Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) (former Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) – Senior Member”.
2.3         Table B3 of Schedule B of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) Member” to “AAT (former SSAT Member)”.
2.4         Table B3 of Schedule B of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Migration Review Tribunal” to “AAT (former Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) Member)”.
2.5         Table B3 of Schedule B of the Principal Determination is amended by changing the wording of “Refugee Review Tribunal” to “AAT (former Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) Member)”.
2.6         Sub-clause B3.6 to Table B3 of Schedule B is amended by deleting the current clause and replacing it with the following: “Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) – former Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT):  This determination applies to an AAT member who is a former member of the SSAT and is covered by the transitional provisions of Section 5 of Item 9 to the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015 (i.e. for the remaining balance of the former SSAT member’s term of appointment that commenced before 1 July 2015).  All daily fees for these part-time office holders are calculated in accordance with Table B2; Table B1 does not apply.  The following conditions also apply:
(a) for the purpose of Column 3 of Table B2 total time includes all official travel time; time spent on Tribunal business; and preparation for, attendance and finalisation of all matters associated with a Tribunal hearing;
(b) the nature, reasonableness and duration of official business shall be reviewed prior to payment of fees, according to governance arrangements established by the President of the AAT; and
(c) a part-time office holder shall be paid a cancellation fee equivalent to 50 per cent of one day’s fee for the cancellation of all work on a day with less than five working days’ notice.”
2.7         Sub-clause B3.12 to Table B3 of Schedule B is amended by deleting the current clause and replacing it with the following: “Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) – former Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal:  This determination applies to an AAT member who is a former member of the MRT/RRT and is covered by the transitional provisions of Item 5 of Schedule 9 to the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015 (i.e. for the remaining balance of the former MRT/RRT member’s term of appointment that commenced before 1 July 2015).  Table B1 and B2 do not apply to these part-time office holders.  The following conditions also apply:
(a) members receive a daily fee for seven hours work (which may accumulate over several days); and
(b) the nature, reasonableness and duration of official business shall be reviewed prior to payment of fees, according to governance arrangements established by the President of the AAT.”
2.8       Clauses 2.2 to 2.7 take effect on and from 1 July 2015.
2.9         Table B3 of Schedule B of the Principal Determination is amended by inserting the following entry after the entry for “Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board – Committees”.
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Ministerial Council on Asylum Seekers and Detention
922
 
830
 
2

2.10     Clause 2.9 takes effect on and from 1 July 2015.
2.11      Table B3 of Schedule B of the Principal Determination is amended by inserting the following entry after the entry for “Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority – Advisory Group”.  
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CSIRO Advisory Committees
615
 
462
 
2

2.12      Clause 2.11 takes effect on and from 1 July 2015.         
2.13      Table D of Schedule D of the Principal Determination is amended by deleting the       entry for the “National Water Commission.”
PART 3 – SPECIFIED STATUTORY OFFICES
3.1       In this part, Determination Number 03 of 2015 is referred to as the Principal Determination.
3.2       Table 1 of Schedule A of the Principal Determination is amended by deleting the       entry for “Chief Executive Officer, Australian Customs and Border Protection      Service”.
3.3       Clause 3.2 takes effect on and from 1 July 2015.
 
Signed on this 22nd day of June 2015
Signed
Signed

John C Conde AO
PRESIDENT
John B Prescott AC
MEMBER

 
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