Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2014/08 - Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-Time Public Office

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L00559

Contents
PART 1 - GENERAL.......................................................................................................................... 2
PART 2 - FEES................................................................................................................................... 3
PART 3 - CONDITIONS OF OFFICIAL TRAVEL............................................................................ 3
SCHEDULE A - ANNUAL FEES....................................................................................................... 4
Table A: Annual fees for specified offices – fees and travel tier......................................................... 4
SCHEDULE B - DAILY FEES............................................................................................................ 9
Table B1 - Calculation of fees on a meeting day............................................................................... 10
Table B2 - Calculation of fees on a non-meeting day....................................................................... 10
Table B3: Daily fees for specified offices – fees and travel tier........................................................ 10
Table B4 - Specified Professional Committees................................................................................. 16
SCHEDULE C - ANNUAL MEETING AND ADDITIONAL DAILY FEES..................................... 17
Table C1 - Calculation of additional daily fees................................................................................... 18
Table C2: Annual meeting fee and additional daily fee – fees and travel tier................................... 18
SCHEDULE D - BASE FEE AND MEETING FEE......................................................................... 19
Table D:  Base Fee and Meeting Fee – fees and travel tier.............................................................. 20
SCHEDULE E - ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCILS FEES............................................................. 22
Table E1 - Calculation of fees on a meeting day............................................................................... 23
Table E2 - Calculation of fees on a non-meeting day....................................................................... 23
Table E3 - Holders of Public Offices in Aboriginal Land Councils – fees......................................... 24
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.            Legislative basis: The Remuneration Tribunal has made this Determination in accordance with subsections 7(3) and 7(4) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.
2.            Effective date: This Determination takes effect on and from 1 July 2014 unless otherwise specified.
3.            Effect on earlier Determinations: This Determination supersedes and revokes in full Determination 2014/03: (as amended) Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part- Time Public Office.
4.            Structure: This Determination is structured so that each schedule contains the provisions for a specific remuneration model as follows: 
·         Schedule A applies to office holders remunerated by annual fees. 
·         Schedule B applies to office holders remunerated by daily fees. 
·         Schedule C contains provisions for office holders who are remunerated under an annual meeting fee and additional daily fee model. 
·         Schedule D provisions are for office holders who are remunerated under the base (annual) fee and daily meeting fee model.
·         Schedule E provisions are for offices of the Aboriginal Land Councils.
5.            Definitions: In this Determination, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
'authority' is the body or office to which office holders, as defined in this clause, are appointed;
'authority business' means any authority business conducted by an office holder with the authority's approval, excluding attendance at a formal meeting, official travel time on a meeting day and normal preparation time for that meeting (Note: Time spent by the office holder preparing for a formal meeting that the Chair considers is excessive to normal preparation time may be treated as 'authority business');
‘normal preparation time’ means the time that a member of an authority ordinarily requires to prepare for a meeting of the authority.  It can occur on either a day of a meeting or on another day.
'office holder' means the holder of a part-time public office;
'official travel time' is the reasonable period, certified by a Chair, that an office holder spends travelling on official business away from the metropolitan area of the capital city or the environs of the town in which the office holder lives. It does not include time spent travelling between an office holder's home and principal place of work. The Chair may consider agency travel guidelines (if any) when determining the reasonable period.
'public office' has the same meaning as in the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.

PART 2 - FEES
6.            Specified offices: The fees in Schedules A, B, C, D, and E apply to the holders of the offices specified in those schedules. The rates are effective from 1 July 2014 unless otherwise specified in the schedules.  The fees are gross fees; no additional amount is payable by the authority to meet any taxation obligations.
7.            Remuneration packaging: An authority may provide access to remuneration packaging to office holders. An office holder may elect to take the fees and allowances payable under this Determination either as a cash payment, or a combination of a cash payment and other benefits.
7.1.         Election: Any election made in accordance with clause 7 must be consistent with:
a)             applicable agency policies and procedures on remuneration packaging; and
b)            relevant taxation laws, rulings and guidelines issued by the Australian Taxation Office.
7.2.         No cost to authority: Remuneration packaging must be administered without additional cost to the authority and any fringe benefits tax associated with a benefit must be included in the remuneration package.
8.            Offices not specified: Where an office is not specified in the schedules to this Determination, the following daily fee will apply to that holder of that office, with effect from 1 July 2014:
Chair - $512

Member - $384

 
8.1.         Conditions for payment: Payment of the fee is subject to the conditions and requirements set out in Schedule B.  These are gross fees; no additional amount is payable by the authority to meet any taxation obligations.
PART 3 - CONDITIONS OF OFFICIAL TRAVEL
9.            Official Travel Determination: Determination 2013/16: (as amended) Official Travel by Office Holders  (or any Determination that supersedes 2013/16) applies to offices covered by this Determination, subject to any exclusions or limitations in this Determination.
9.1.         Travel tier for specified offices: An office holder whose office is specified in the schedules to this Determination is entitled to travelling allowance under Determination 2013/16 at the Travel Tier rate specified in the relevant Schedule for that office (or any Determination that supersedes 2013/16).
9.2.         Travel tier for offices not specified: An office holder whose fee has been determined under clause 8 is entitled to travelling allowance under Determination 2013/16 (as amended) at the Travel Tier 2 rate, (or and Determination that supersedes 2013/16).
SCHEDULE A - ANNUAL FEES
10.          Guide to this Schedule:
This Schedule applies to office holders who receive an annual fee.  It sets out the way fees are paid and the activities covered by the fee.  Table A identifies:
·         the individual public offices remunerated by annual fees;
·         the actual fee payable to Chairs, Deputy Chairs and Members (where applicable);
·         any additional provisions or conditions that apply to the office; and
·         the relevant travel tier for the office.
11.          Conditions of payment of annual fees: The annual fees set out in Table A are payable on a periodic basis throughout each year. Part years are paid on a proportionate basis. The annual fee covers all activities undertaken by the office holder in performing the duties of their office.
11.1.       Lengthy absence: The annual fee is proportionally reduced where an office holder is unavailable to perform the duties of their office for a period of more than three months, except to the extent that a reduction would be inconsistent with the terms of the office holder's appointment.
Table A: Annual fees for specified offices – fees and travel tier
12.          General provisions relating to the Table A:
·       Remuneration for an office holder is at the rate specified in the appropriate column opposite the Office/Authority (Column 2 for the Chair, Column 3 for the Deputy Chair or Column 4 for a Member).  Where there is an additional condition that applies to a specified office, a sub-clause is listed in Column 5. The additional sub‑clauses are set out immediately following the Table.
·       Rates are effective from 1 July 2014 unless otherwise specified.
Column 1
Office/Authority
Column 2
Chair
$
Column 3
Deputy
$
Column 4
Member
$
Column 5
Additional clauses
Column 6
Travel Tier

NBN Co Limited
209,630
168,770
104,860
 
1

Future Fund
198,310
 
99,180
 
1

Commonwealth Grants Commission
195,000
 
103,210
 
1

Australia Post
178,940
99,860
89,500
A1, A16
1

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
164,600
81,250
54,180
 
1

ASC Pty Ltd
153,600
 
71,680
A2, A6
1

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
130,070
 
65,035
A2,A9
1

Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation
130,070
 
62,210
A2, A4
See A4

Medibank Private Ltd
128,530
 
64,320
A2, A7
1

Moorebank Intermodal Terminal
110,080
88,070
55,040
A8
1

Airservices Australia
110,080
82,560
55,040
A2
1

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
110,080
82,560
55,040
A2
1

Civil Aviation Safety Authority Board
110,080
82,560
55,040
A2
1

Australian Rail Track Corporation
110,080
 
55,040
 
1

Board of Taxation
110,080
 
55,040
 
1

Defence Housing Australia
110,080
 
55,040
A2
1

Murray-Darling Basin Authority
110,080
 
66,050
A10
1

National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency
110,080
 
55,040
A2, A11
1

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority
102,400
76,800
Daily fee
A5
See A5

Special Broadcasting Service
102,400
76,800
40,960
 
1

Clean Energy Finance Corporation
102,400
 
51,200
 
1

Foreign Investment Review Board
102,400
 
51,200
 
1

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
102,400
 
25,600
A4
See A4

National Health and Medical Research Council – Research Committee
79,360
 
 
 
2

National Health Medical Research Committee – All other Principal Committees
64,000
 
 
 
2

National Health Medical Research Committee – Australian Health Ethics Committee
64,000
 
 
 
2

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Ltd
94,720
71,040
Daily fee
A5
See A5

Tourism Australia
94,720
71,040
47,360
A2
1

Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency
94,720
 
37,890
 
1

Innovation Australia Board      
94,720
 
42,630
A12
2

Innovation Australia Committee
17,920
 
10,760
A12
2

National Precincts Board
94,720
 
42,630
 
2

Australian Sports Commission
87,040
65,280
43,520
A2
1

General Practice Education and Training Limited
87,040
 
39,170
 
1

Private Health Insurance Administration Council
87,040
 
52,230
A2
1

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission
87,040
 
39,170
 
1

Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency
87,040
 
39,170
A13
2

Food Standards Australia New Zealand
79,360
 
39,680
A3
1

International Air Services Commission
79,360
 
39,680
 
1

Medical Services Advisory Committee
79,360
 
Daily fee
 
1

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Board
71,680
53,760
32,260
A2
1

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
71,680
53,760
32,260
A2, A14
1

Indigenous Business Australia
71,680
53,760
35,840
A2
1

Indigenous Land Corporation
71,680
53,760
35,840
A2
1

Aboriginal Hostels Limited
71,680
 
35,840
 
2

Reserve Bank of Australia
 
 
71,680
 
1

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
71,680
 
23,660
 
2

Australian Electoral Commission
71,680
 
 
 
1

Australian Fisheries Management Authority Commission
71,680
35,840
35,840
 
1

Australian Hearing Services
71,680
 
32,260
A2, A15
1

Australian Heritage Council
71,680
 
32,260
 
1

Australian Heritage Council – Associate Member
 
 
32,260
 
1

Grains Research and Development Corporation
71,680
 
35,840
A2
1

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
71,680
 
23,660
 
2

National Competition Council
71,680
 
39,430
 
1

Outback Stores Pty Ltd
71,680
 
35,840
 
2

Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council
71,680
 
Daily fee
 
2

Cancer Australia Advisory Council
64,000
 
32,000
 
2

Health Workforce Australia
64,000
 
Daily fee
 
2

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority Board
64,000
 
32,000
 
1

Australia Council
56,320
42,240
18,590
 
1

Australia Council, Boards
25,600
 
 
 
2

Screen Australia
56,320
42,240
30,980
A3
1

Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation
56,320
 
28,160
 
1

Australian Transport Safety Bureau Commission, Commissioner
 
 
56,320
 
1

Army and Air Force Canteen Service (AAFCANS)
56,320
 
28,160
A2
2

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
56,320
 
33,800
 
1

National Capital Authority
56,320
 
22,530
 
1

National Rural Advisory Council
56,320
 
30,980
 
1

Payment Systems Board
Full-time
 
56,320
 
1

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
56,320
 
33,800
A3
1

Safe Work Australia
56,320
 
 
 
2

National Gallery of Australia Council
48,640
36,480
24,320
 
2

National Health Performance Authority
48,640
36,480
24,320
 
2

Australian Institute of Marine Science Council
48,640
 
24,320
A3
2

Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
48,640
 
Daily fee
 
1

Australian War Memorial Council
48,640
 
24,320
 
2

Cotton Research and Development Corporation
48,640
 
24,320
 
2

Australian Film Television and Radio School - Council
48,640
 
24,320
A2
2

Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council
48,640
 
 
 
2

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
48,640
 
24,320
A2
2

National Library of Australia Council
40,960
30,720
20,480
 
2

Australian National Maritime Museum Council
40,960
 
20,480
 
2

Fishing Industry Policy Council
40,960
 
 
 
2

National Museum of Australia Council
40,960
 
20,480
 
2

National Portrait Gallery of Australia
40,960
 
20,480
 
2

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Full-time
36,610
33,280
 
2

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
Full-time
 
40,960
 
1

Australia Business Arts Foundation
33,280
24,960
16,640
 
1

Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority – Advisory Board
33,280
 
Daily fee
 
2

Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee
33,280
 
23,300
 
2

Australian Statistics Advisory Council
33,280
 
 
 
1

Classification Review Board
33,280
Daily fee
Daily fee
 
2

Defence Reserves Support Council National Executive
33,280
 
28,290
 
2

Defence Strategic Reform Advisory Board
33,280
 
23,300
 
1

Public Lending Right Committee
33,280
 
 
 
2

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
25,600
 
Daily fee
 
2

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Full-time
 
25,600
 
2

 
 
Additional Sub-clauses to Table A
A1
Audit fees: Members also appointed to an Audit Committee (however named) are entitled to additional fees as follows: Chair - $20,700 per annum; Member $10,360 per annum.

A2
Audit fees: Members also appointed to an Audit Committee (however named) are entitled to additional fees as follows: Chair - $15,060 per annum; Member $7,527 per annum.

A3
Audit fees: Members also appointed to an Audit Committee (however named) are entitled to additional fees as follows: Chair - $9,111 per annum; Member $4,515 per annum.

A4
Travel Tier: The Chair is entitled to Tier 1 Travel arrangements.  Members/Directors are entitled to Tier 2 travel arrangements.

A5
Travel Tier: The Chair and Deputy Chair are entitled to Tier 1 Travel arrangements.  Members/Directors are entitled to Tier 2 travel arrangements.

A6
ASC Pty Ltd: A member who is Chair of the Business Assurance and Security (BAS) Committee will receive an additional $14,460 per annum.  A member who is member of the BAS Committee will receive an additional $7,226 per annum.

A7
Medibank Private Ltd: While Ms Anna Bligh occupies the office of member, she will receive $47,600 per annum and not the amount specified in column 4.

A8
Moorebank Intermodal Terminal (IMT): The Chair will receive an additional loading of $20,220 per annum.  The Deputy Chair will receive an additional loading of $15,750 per annum.  A Member will receive an additional loading of $10,140 per annum.  The loadings will cease at close of business on 31 December 2014.  In lieu of any other determined provisions, the Hon Andrew Fraser will be paid $32,590 per annum while he fills the office of Director, IMT.

A9
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIR0): In addition to the annual fee specified, members of CSIRO who serve on the boards of subsidiaries/associated commercial enterprises shall be paid $831 per diem for these activities.

A10
Murray-Darling Basin Authority: While Mr Craig Knowles occupies the office of Chair, he will receive an annual fee of $70,480 and not the amount specified in column 2.

A11
National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency: The Chair will receive an additional loading of $20,480 per annum.  A Member will receive an additional loading of $10,240 per annum.  The additional loadings will cease at close of business 30 June 2016.

A12
Innovation Australia Board:  The Chair and Members of Innovation Australia will receive remuneration for only one committee.                                           

A13
Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency:  While Mr Mark Darras occupies the office of Chair, he will receive a personal loading of $7,680.

A14
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation:  A Member who is the Chair of the Alliance and Contingent Divestment Implementation Committee will receive an additional $9,019 per annum.  A Member who is a member of the Alliance and Contingent Divestment Implementation Committee will receive an additional $4,510 per annum.

A15
Australian Hearing Services:  Whilst the Hon Michael Knight AO is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee he is entitled to an additional $5,364 per annum for service on that committee, in lieu of any other audit fees that would otherwise apply under this Determination.

A16
Australia Post:  A member who is appointed to the Board of Postcorp will receive an additional $4,663 per annum.

SCHEDULE B - DAILY FEES
13.          Guide to this Schedule:
This Schedule applies to office holders who receive a daily fee.  It sets out the conditions that must be met for payment of fees, including certification of hours and minimum claim and maximum payment arrangements.  Tables B1 and B2 set out the different basis of calculation of the fee on a meeting and non-meeting day and the activities covered by the fee.  Table B3 identifies:
·         the individual public offices remunerated by daily fees;
·         the actual fee payable to Chairs, Deputy Chairs and Members (where applicable);
·         any additional provisions or conditions that apply to the office; and
·         the relevant travel tier for the office.
14.          Conditions of payment of daily fees: Payment of daily fees under this Schedule is subject to the following conditions.
14.1.       Certification of hours: Prior to payment, the Chair must certify the total time claimed by the office holder, including any official travel time. If the claim relates to a meeting day and the Chair is absent from the meeting, the nominated presiding officer should certify the total time claimed by the office holder for that day.
·                 The Chair’s total time should be certified in accordance with the terms set out in the office holder's appointment or under governance arrangements approved by the responsible portfolio minister or authority.
14.2.       Maximum payment: The maximum payable for any one day is one daily fee.
14.3.       Minimum claim: Unless the authority determines otherwise, the minimum amount that may be claimed for payment at any one time is one daily fee.
15.          Calculation of daily fees: The daily fees set out in Table B3 are payable in accordance with the conditions of this Schedule to the holders of the offices specified in Tables B3 and B4.
15.1.       Meeting day: Unless otherwise specified in Table B3, the fees payable to an office holder on a meeting day are calculated in accordance with Table B1.
Non-meeting day: Unless otherwise specified in Table B3, the fees payable to an office holder on a non-meeting day are calculated in accordance with Table B2.
(Note: Normal preparation time must not be taken into account in calculating ‘Total time’ under Column 3 of Table B1 or Table B2).
Table B1 - Calculation of fees on a meeting day

Column 1
Total time
Column 2
Daily fee payable
Column 3
Total time includes

Less than two hours
40 per cent
•      Time spent attending formal meeting
•      Time spent on authority business
•       Official travel time

Two hours to less than three hours
60 per cent

Three or more hours
one daily fee

 
 
Table B2 - Calculation of fees on a non-meeting day

Column 1
Total time
Column 2
Daily fee payable
Column 3
Total time includes

For each period of at least one hour
20 per cent for each hour, up to a maximum of five hours per day
•      Time spent on authority business
•       Official travel time

Table B3: Daily fees for specified offices – fees and travel tier
16.          General provisions relating to Table B3:
·       Remuneration for an office holder is at the rate specified in the appropriate column opposite the Office/Authority (Column 2 for the Chair, Column 3 for the Deputy Chair and Column 4 for Members).  Where there is an additional condition that applies to a specified office, a sub-clause is listed in Column 5. The additional sub‑clauses are set out immediately following the Table.
·       Rates are effective from 1 July 2014 unless otherwise specified.
Column 1
Office/Authority
Column 2
Chair
$
Column 3
Deputy
$
Column 4
Member
$
Column 5
Additional clauses
Column 6
Travel Tier

Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board
1,383
1,245
1,107
 
1

Examiner, Australian Crime Commission
 
 
1,383
B3.1
1

Professional Services Review – Committees
1,383
1,245
 
1

Professional Services Review – Determining Authority
1,383
1,245
 
1

Australian Government Reconstruction Inspectorate
1,229
 
984
 
1

Australian Renewable Energy Agency
1,229
 
984
 
2

Co-operative Research Centres Committee
1,229
984
 
2

Education Investment Fund Advisory Board
1,229
 
984
 
1

Health and Hospitals Fund Advisory Board
1,229
 
984
 
1

Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP)
1,229
 
984
 
2

Infrastructure Australia
1,229
 
984
 
1

Regional Development Australia Fund Advisory Panel
1,229
 
984
 
1

Specialist Medical Review Council - Convenor/councillor
1,229
 
984
B3.2
1

Australian Energy Regulator
 
 
1,178
 
1

National Film and Sound Archive
1,076
807
807
 
2

Administrative Review Council
1,076
 
861
 
1

Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
1,076
 
807
 
2

Family Law Council
1,076
 
861
 
1

Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee
1,076
 
807
B3.3
1

Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee
1,076
 
807
B3.3
1

Innovation Australia Committee - Non Board Member
1,076
 
1,076
 
2

National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency - Advisory Council
1,076
 
807
 
2

National Mental Health Commission (Chair/Commissioner)
1,076
 
807
 
2

National Transport Commission
1,076
 
969
 
1

Official Establishments Trust
1,076
 
807
 
1

Oil Stewardship Advisory Council
1,076
 
807
 
1

Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys Disciplinary Tribunal
1,076
 
 
 
2

Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority
1,076
 
807
 
1

Professional Committees listed in Table B4
1,076
 
807
 
1

Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys
1,076
 
807
 
1

Repatriation Medical Authority
1,076
 
969
B3.4
1

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority
1,076
990
 
 
1

Threatened Species Scientific Committee
1,076
 
718
 
1

Tuition Protection Service (TPS) Advisory Board
1,076
 
538
 
2

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – Associate Member
 
 
1,024
 
1

Australian Communications and Media Authority – Associate Member
 
 
1,024
 
1

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Ltd
Annual fee
Annual fee
1,024
 
2

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority
Annual fee
Annual fee
1,024
 
2

Fair Work Commission Expert Panel Member
 
 
1,024
B3.5
1

Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council
 
 
1,024
 
1

Social Security Appeals Tribunal -Senior Member
 
 
1,024
B3.6
2

Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) Member
 
 
871
B3.6
3

Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) – Member
 
 
1,024
B3.8
2

Tax Practitioner Board – Committee Member
 
 
768
 
2

Australian National Council on Drugs
922
830
738
 
2

Australian River Co. Ltd
922
830
738
B3.9
2

Aged Care Quality Advisory Council
922
 
738
 
2

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council
922
 
615
 
2

Australian Astronomical Observatory Advisory Committee (AAOAC)
922
 
615
 
2

Australian Community Pharmacy Authority
922
 
738
 
2

Australian Grape and Wine Authority Selection Committee
922
 
 
 
2
 

Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) Advisory Council
922
 
615
 
2

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Advisory Council
922
 
738
 
2

Biological Diversity Advisory Committee
922
 
615
 
2

Commission for International Agricultural Research
922
 
692
 
2

Co-operative Research Centres Appraisal Panels
922
 
738
 
2

Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (Convener/Member)
922
 
830
 
1

Defence Science and Technology Organisation Advisory Board
922
 
738
 
2

Disability Standards Review Panel
922
 
462
 
2

Disciplinary Appeal Committees under PE(CT) Regulations 1999
922
 
 
 
2

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Selection Committees
922
 
 
 
1

Fuel Standards Consultative Committee
922
 
615
 
2

Indigenous Advisory Committee established under the EPBC Act
922
 
615
 
2

Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board
922
 
830
 
2

Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board - Committees
615
 
462
 
2

National Blood Authority
922
 
692
 
1

Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee
922
 
738
 
2

Research and Development Corporations Selection Committees
922
 
 
 
1

Classification Review Board
Annual fee
898
871
B3.10
2

Anti-Doping Research Program Panel
 
 
871
 
1

Comcover Advisory Council
 
 
871
 
1

Defence Force Advocate
 
 
871
B3.11
1

Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal
 
 
871
 
1

Migration Review Tribunal
 
 
871
B3.12
2

Refugee Review Tribunal
 
 
871
B3.12
2

Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal
Full-time
 
871
 
1

Productivity Commission
Full-time
 
871
 
1

Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
Full-time
 
871
B3.7
2

Australian Strategic Policy Institute
820
 
656
 
2

Geographical Indications Committee
820
 
738
 
2

Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Veterans’ Mental Health
(with effect from 24 April 2014)
820
 
No fee
 
2

Veterans’ Review Board (Senior Member; Member)
820
 
738
 
2

Australian National Maritime Museum –  Committee (non-Board member)
 
 
768
 
2

Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority – Advisory Board
Annual fee
 
768
 
2

Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
Annual fee
 
768
 
1

Health Workforce Australia
Annual fee
 
768
 
2

Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council
Annual fee
 
738
 
2

Medical Services Advisory Committee
Annual fee
 
768
 
1

ABC Advisory Council
717
 
646
 
2

Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel
717
 
646
 
2

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
717
 
646
 
2

AIATSIS Research Advisory Committee
 
 
462
 
2

Committees of Research and Development Corporations
717
 
646
B3.13
2

Defence Industry Study Course
717
 
 
 
2

Editorial Advisory Board
717
 
 
B3.14
2

Management Advisory Committees, Australian Fisheries Management Authority
717
 
538
 
2

National Archives of Australia Advisory Council
717
 
646
 
2

National Customs Brokers Licensing Advisory Committee
717
 
646
 
2

Religious Advisory Committee to the Services
717
 
717
 
2

Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel
717
 
646
 
2

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Annual fee
 
666
 
2

AIHW Ethics Committee
(with effect from 15 April 2014)
615
 
462
 
2

National Rural Advisory Council – Specialist Committees
 
 
666
 
2

Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA)
 
624
462
B3.15
2

Torres Strait Regional Authority Member Advisory Committee
 
 
462
B3.15
2

Aboriginals Benefit Account Advisory Committee (ABAAC)
615
 
462
 
2

APS Reconsideration Committee
615
 
554
 
2

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority – Advisory Group
615
 
462
 
2

CSIRO – Advisory Committees
615
 
462
 
2

Defence Force Case Assessment Panel
615
 
554
 
2

Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme Reconsideration Committee
615
 
554
 
2

Defence Families of Australia
512
 
 
 
2

Defence Reserves Support Council - State/Territory Chairs
512
 
 
 
2

Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections
512
 
384
B3.16
2

Medical Training Review Panel
 
 
462
 
2

Australian Bravery Decorations Council
No fee
 
No fee
 
1

Central Trades Committee
 
 
No fee
 
2

Council for the Order of Australia
No fee
 
No fee
 
1

Local Trades Committee
 
 
No fee
 
2

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission
No fee
 
No fee
B3.17
2

2
 
Additional Sub-clauses to Table B3
B3.1
Examiner, Australian Crime Commission: The maximum amount an Examiner who is paid by way of daily fees can be paid in one year is $228,480.  The Hon John Hannaford and the Hon John Hatzistergos are to receive the full amount determined in Column 2 until the remuneration for performing this office totals $30,880 in a financial year (1 July to 30 June).  Once income in a financial year reaches this level, the daily rate applying will revert to $692. 

B3.2
Specialist Medical Review Council: In addition to the relevant daily fee, the Convenor will receive a retainer of $27,240 per annum.  A councillor who is appointed as a presiding councillor under subsection 196ZK(3) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 will, in addition to the relevant daily fee, receive a retainer of $18,370 per annum

B3.3
Gene Technology Committees: An Expert Advisor appointed to either the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee or the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee will receive $807 per day and is entitled to Tier 1 Travel.

B3.4
Repatriation Medical Authority: In addition to the relevant daily fee, retainers of $54,410 per annum for the Chairperson and $36,260 per annum for the Members are payable.

B3.5
Fair Work Commission Expert Panel Member:  Fees for all official business will be calculated in accordance with Table B2. Table B1 does not apply. 

B3.6
Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT): All daily fees for part-time office holders of the SSAT 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 Principal Member is to certify the nature, reasonableness and duration of official business undertaken prior to any payment of fees; 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. 

B3.7
Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT): All daily fees for part-time office holders of the SCT 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; and
(b) the Chairperson of the SCT is to certify the nature, reasonableness and duration of official business undertaken prior to any payment of fees.

B3.8
Tax Practitioners Board: The maximum fees payable each year to part-time Members of the Tax Practitioners Board are capped at 80% of the sum of the base salary payable each year to a full-time Member.

B3.9
Australian River Co. Ltd: Mr E G Anson shall receive additional remuneration of $56,800 per annum, on a pro-rate basis, for periods where he has the approval of the Board to perform executive duties. 

B3.10
Classification Review Board: When the Deputy Convenor acts as Convenor, he or she will be entitled to the remuneration and other conditions determined for the Convenor.

B3.11
Defence Force Advocate: Fees payable for work done within s.58T (c) of the Defence Act 1903 shall be the maximum daily rates as determined for senior counsel in the Australian Government Solicitor’s Commonwealth Policy on Counsel fees.

B3.12
Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal – Table B1 and Table B2 do not apply.  Members receive a daily fee for seven hours work (which may accumulate over several days).

B3.13
Committees of Research and Development Corporations: This entry refers to committees established under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989.

B3.14
Editorial Advisor Board: Subject to a minimum payment of $3,160 per annum.

B3.15
Torres Strait Regional Authority:  Table B1 and Table B2 do not apply.  Office-holders shall be paid in accordance with the following conditions:
(a) for formal meetings and/or authority business aggregating 6 hours or more on any one day – 100% of the daily fee;
(b) for formal meetings and/or authority business aggregating 3 hours or more but less than 6 hours on any one day – 60% of the daily fee; and
(c) for formal meetings and/or authority business aggregating less than 3 hours on any one day – 40% of the daily fee.

B3.16
Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections (MACBBVSTI): Members appointed as organisational representatives, such as Federal Parliamentarians and State/Territory Officials, will not receive the travel allowance determined for MACBBVSTI Members if they have an entitlement to travel allowance from a different source.

B3.17
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission: Where a member has an entitlement to Tier 1 travel by virtue of a full-time appointment, that entitlement will also apply to this Office.

Table B4 - Specified Professional Committees

Advisory Committee for Biologicals
Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling
Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines
Advisory Committee on Medical Devices
Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling
Advisory Committee on Prescription Medicines
Advisory Committee on Non-Prescription Medicines
Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medical Devices
Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines
Advisory Committee on the Safety of Vaccines
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care – Expert Committees
Australian Therapeutic Goods Advisory Committee
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority Clinical Advisory Committee
Medicare Participation Review Committees
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council
National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council
Pathology Services Table Committee
Pharmaceutical Services Committee of Inquiry
Therapeutic Goods Committee

SCHEDULE C - ANNUAL MEETING AND ADDITIONAL DAILY FEES
17.          Guide to this Schedule:
This Schedule applies to office holders who receive an annual meeting fee and additional daily fee.  The annual fee compensates for formal meetings of the authority with the additional daily fee payable for authority business unrelated to the formal meetings.
It sets out the conditions that must be met for payment of both the annual meeting fee and the additional daily fee, including certification of hours and minimum claim and maximum payment arrangements.  Table C1 sets out the basis of calculation of the additional daily fee.  Table C2 identifies:
·         the individual public offices remunerated by annual meeting and additional daily fees;
·         the actual fees payable to Chairs and Members (where applicable);
·         any additional provisions or conditions that apply to the office, including any caps that apply to the additional daily fee ; and
·         the relevant travel tier for the office.
18.          Conditions of payment of annual meeting fees: The annual meeting fees set out in Table C2 are payable on a periodic basis throughout each year. Part years are paid on a proportionate basis. The annual meeting fee covers:
•       attendance at all formal meetings of the authority (regardless of their duration);
•       any preparation time for the formal meetings; and
•       any official travel time associated with the formal meetings.
18.1.       Lengthy absence: The annual meeting fee is proportionally reduced where an office holder is unavailable to attend meetings of the authority for a period of more than three months, except to the extent that a reduction would be inconsistent with the terms of the office holder's appointment.
19.          Additional daily fee: The additional daily fees set out in Table C2 are payable for time spent on authority business in accordance with the conditions of this Schedule and as calculated in Table C1.
19.1.       Meaning of 'authority business' in this Schedule: For the purpose of this Schedule 'authority business' also excludes:
•       all preparation for a formal meeting even where it is considered excessive to normal preparation time; and
•       any official travel time associated with a formal meeting regardless of when this occurs.
19.2.       Certification of hours: Prior to payment, the Chair must certify the total time claimed by the office holder, including any official travel time where it is not associated with a formal meeting.
·                 The Chair’s total time should be certified in accordance with the terms set out in the office holder's appointment or under governance arrangements approved by the responsible portfolio minister or authority.
19.3.       Maximum payment: The maximum fee payable for any one day is one daily fee.
19.4.       Minimum claim: Unless the authority determines otherwise, the minimum amount that may be claimed for payment at any one time is one daily fee.
 
19.5.       Annual cap: Where there is an annual cap on additional daily fees applicable to the holder of a specified office, that cap is listed in Column 4 of Table C2. Where a cap is set, additional daily fees are not payable to an office holder once their aggregate daily fee earnings during that financial year reach the cap.
Table C1 - Calculation of additional daily fees
 
Column 1
Total time
Column 2
Daily fee payable
Column 3
Total time includes

For each period of at least one hour
20 per cent for each hour, up to a maximum of five hours per day
•      Time spent on authority business
•       Official travel time where it is not associated with a formal meeting

Table C2: Annual meeting fee and additional daily fee – fees and travel tier
20.          General provisions relating to Table C2:
·         Remuneration for an office holder is at the rate specified in the appropriate column opposite the office/authority.  Where there is an additional condition that applies to a specified office, a sub-clause is listed in Column 5. The additional sub-clauses are set out immediately following the Table.
·        Rates are effective from 1 July 2014 unless otherwise specified.
 
Column 1
 
Office/Authority
Column 2
 
Annual meeting fee
$
Column 3
 
Additional daily fee
$
Column 4
 
Annual cap on additional daily fees
$
Column 5
 
Additional clauses applying
Column 6
 
Travel tier

Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development
 
                                                 Chair
 
 
79,360
 
 
1,076
 
 
21,520
 
1

Member
52,910
807
16,140
 
1

Prostheses List Advisory Committee                                                 Chair
40,960
1,076
 
 
1

Member
20,480
807
 
 
1

Additional sub-clauses to Table C2
None at this time

SCHEDULE D - BASE FEE AND MEETING FEE
21.          Guide to this Schedule:
This Schedule applies to office holders who receive a combination of a base (annual) fee and a (daily) meeting fee.  The base fee compensates for a wide range of work undertaken by the office holder as set out in this Schedule.  The additional daily fee component applies only to full day formal meetings of the authority and is payable in accordance with the provisions set out in this Schedule.  Table D identifies:
·         the individual public offices remunerated by annual meeting and additional daily fees;
·         the actual fees payable to Chairs and Members (where applicable);
·         any additional provisions or conditions that apply to the office; and
·         the relevant travel tier for the office.
22.          Base fee: The base fees set out in Table D are an annual fee payable on a periodic basis throughout each year. Part years are paid on a proportionate basis. The base fee covers all activities undertaken by the office holder in performing the duties of their office, including:
•        part day meetings (involving less than five hours including official travel time);
•        preparation for a formal meeting;
•        sub-committee work;
•        formal dinners;
•        teleconferences;
•        representational activities; and
•        other authority business.
22.1.       Lengthy absence: The base fee is proportionally reduced where an office holder is unavailable to perform the duties of their office for a period of more than three months, except to the extent that a reduction would be inconsistent with the terms of the office holder's appointment.
23.          Meeting fee: The meeting fees set out in Table D are payable in accordance with the conditions of this Schedule.
23.1.       Calculation of fees: Meeting fees are only payable where the total time spent on a formal meeting of the authority, combined with official travel time associated with the meeting, is five hours or more on the same day.
23.2.       Certification of hours: Prior to payment, the Chair must certify the total time claimed by the office holder, including any official travel time. If the Chair is absent from the meeting, the nominated presiding officer should certify the total time claimed by the office holder for that day.
·                 The Chair’s total time should be certified in accordance with the terms set out in the office holder's appointment or under governance arrangements approved by the responsible portfolio minister or authority.
23.3.       No payment for part days: There is no meeting fee payable where the total time spent on a formal meeting of the authority, combined with official travel time associated with the meeting, is less than five hours on a particular day. Part days do not accrue.
Table D:  Base Fee and Meeting Fee – fees and travel tier
24.     General provisions relating to Table D:
·      Remuneration for an office holder is at the rate specified in the appropriate column opposite the office/authority.  Where there is an additional condition that applies to a specified office, a sub-clause is listed in Column 4. The additional sub-clauses are set out immediately following the Table.
·       Rates are effective from 1 July 2014 unless otherwise specified.
Column 1
 
Office/Authority
Column 2
 
Base fee
$
Column 3
 
Meeting fee
$
Column 4
 
Additional clauses applying
Column 5
 
Travel tier

Climate Change Authority                    Chair
56,320
1,076
 
2

Member
28,160
861
 

Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal
40,960
615
 
1

National Water Commission                Chair
56,320
922
 
2

Commissioner
28,160
614
 

Clean Energy Regulator                  Member
33,280
1,050
D.1
1

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Advisory Board               Chair
33,280
922
 
2

Member
13,312
615
 

Special Building Industry Powers - Independent Assessor
25,600
922
D.2
2

Takeovers Panel                                  Chair
                                                        Member
25,600
1,076
D.3
1

5,120
1,076

Woomera Prohibited Area Advisory Board – Independent Chair
13,312
922
 
2

Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation
                                                             Chair
25,600
1,076
 
1

Member
12,800
969
 

 
Additional Sub-clauses to Table D
D.1
Clean Energy Regulator – A maximum cap of 15 daily meeting fees will be paid each calendar year.  Meeting fees are not payable for any meetings which exceed this 15 meeting cap.

D.2
Special Building Industry Powers – Independent Assessor – The base fee includes payment for the first 20 full days of work, in any given financial year, where a day is an aggregate of at least 7 hours, after which a daily fee of $922 per day of work would apply.

D.3
Takeovers Panel – Meeting fees are payable for sitting days of takeover proceedings and for Panel days where the duration of the proceedings is of a minimum of three hours.  Payment of fees is subject to a maximum of one daily fee for any one day.  For periods of work of less than three hours, a fee is payable as follows: 
·         less than two hours -  40% of a daily fee; and
·         two hours to less than three hours – 60% of a daily fee. 

SCHEDULE E - ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCILS FEES
25.          Guide to this Schedule:
This Schedule applies to office holders of the Aboriginal Land Councils.  Depending on their Council, Councillors may receive either an annual fee or a daily fee.  The Schedule sets out the conditions that must be met for payment of fees, including certification of hours and minimum claim and maximum payment arrangements.  Tables E1 and E2 set out the different basis of calculation of the fee on a meeting and non-meeting days and the activities covered by the fee.  Table E3 identifies:
·         the individual office holders, and the basis of their remuneration – either daily fees or annual fees; and
·         the actual fee payable to Chairs, Deputy Chairs (where applicable) and Councillors.
Daily fees
26.          Conditions of payment of daily fees: Payment of daily fees under this Schedule is subject to the following conditions.
26.1.       Certification of hours: Prior to payment, the Chair must certify the total time claimed by the office holder, including any official travel time. If the claim relates to a meeting day and the Chair is absent from the meeting, the nominated presiding officer should certify the total time claimed by the office holder for that day.
·                 The Chair’s total time should be certified in accordance with the terms set out in the office holder's appointment or under governance arrangements approved by the responsible portfolio minister or authority.
26.2.       Maximum payment: The maximum payable for any one day is one daily fee.
26.3.       Minimum claim: Unless the authority determines otherwise, the minimum amount that may be claimed on each occasion is one daily fee.
27.          Calculation of daily fees: The daily fees set out in Table E3 are payable in accordance with the conditions of this Schedule.
27.1.       Meeting day: The fees payable to an office holder on a meeting day are calculated in accordance with Table E1.
27.2.       Non-meeting day: The fees payable to an office holder on a non-meeting day are calculated in accordance with Table E2.
(Note: Normal preparation time must not be taken into account in calculating ‘Total time’ under Column 3 of Table E1 or Table E2).
28.          Identifying daily fees in Table E3: A fee set out in Table E3 is a daily fee if it is expressed to be payable 'daily'.
Table E1 - Calculation of fees on a meeting day

Column 1
Total time
Column 2
Daily fee payable
Column 3
Total time includes

Less than two hours
40 per cent
•      Time spent attending formal meeting
•      Time spent on authority business
•       Official travel time

Two hours to less than three hours
60 per cent

Three or more hours
one daily fee

 
 
Table E2 - Calculation of fees on a non-meeting day

Column 1
Total time
Column 2
Daily fee payable
Column 3
Total time includes

For each period of at least one hour
20 per cent for each hour, up to a maximum of five hours per day
•      Time spent on authority business
•       Official travel time

Annual fees
29.          Conditions of payment of annual fees: The annual fees set out in Table E3 are payable on a periodic basis throughout each year. Part years are paid on a proportionate basis. The annual fee covers all activities undertaken by the office holder in performing the duties of their office.
29.1.       Lengthy absence: The annual fee is proportionally reduced where an office holder is unavailable to perform the duties of their office for a period of more than three months, except to the extent that a reduction would be inconsistent with the terms of the office holder's appointment.
Travel Tier
30.          Office holders are entitled to Tier 2 travel.
Table E3 - Holders of Public Offices in Aboriginal Land Councils – fees
31.          General provisions relating to Table E3:
·        Remuneration for an office holder is at the rate specified in Column 2 opposite the office.  Column 3 specifies whether the fee is payable on a daily or annual fee basis.
·         Rates are effective from 1 July 2014 unless otherwise specified.
Column 1
Office
Column 2         Column 3

$
Fee type

NORTHERN LAND COUNCIL
 
 

Chairman
 
 

If engaged part-time on the functions and duties of the office
717
Daily

Member
 
 

if engaged on general Council business
287
Daily

if engaged on business of the executive
466
Daily

CENTRAL LAND COUNCIL
 
 

Chairman
 
 

If engaged part-time on the functions and duties of the office
717
Daily

Member
 
 

if engaged on general Council business
287
Daily

if engaged on business of the executive
466
Daily

TIWI LAND COUNCIL
 
 

Chairman
56,320
Annual

Deputy Chairman
33,793
Annual

Member, Management Committee
33,793
Annual

ANINDILYAKWA LAND COUNCIL
 
 

Chairman
If engaged part-time on the functions and duties of the office
615
Daily

Member
308
Daily

Signed this 14th day of May 2014.
                Signed
               Signed
                Signed

John C Conde AO
PRESIDENT
John B Prescott AC
MEMBER
Jillian Segal AM
MEMBER

 
 
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