Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Insurance Scheme) Regulation 2013

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Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Insurance Scheme) Regulation 2013
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 109, 2013
I, Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990.
Dated 13 June 2013
Marie Bashir
Administrator
By Her Excellency’s Command
Mark Dreyfus QC
Special Minister of State
 
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2
Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997                                                     2
 
1  Name of regulation
                   This regulation is the Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Insurance Scheme) Regulation 2013.
2  Commencement
                   This regulation commences on 1 July 2013.
3  Authority
                   This regulation is made under the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments
  
Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997
1  Paragraph 3B(3)(d)
Repeal the paragraph.
2  Paragraph 3B(3)(e)
Omit “insurance;”, substitute “insurance.”.
3  Paragraph 3B(3)(f)
Repeal the paragraph.
4  Paragraphs 3C(2)(c) and (e)
Repeal the paragraphs.
5  At the end of Part 2
Add:
3EB  Insurance cover
             (1)  For subsection 5(1) of the Act, an entitlement to insurance cover that:
                     (a)  is obtained by the Commonwealth; and
                     (b)  covers a person mentioned in column 1 of an item in the following table; and
                     (c)  covers any of the matters referred to in column 2 of the item and any of the activities referred to in column 3 of the item;
is prescribed as an additional benefit for a member.
 
Insurance cover

Item
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

 
Persons covered
Matters covered
Activities covered

1
Member
Spouse of Prime Minister
Injury to members of the public, or damage to personal property of members of the public
Parliamentary, electorate, official and party business

2
Member
Management activities, professional activities and employment practices
Parliamentary, electorate, official and party business

3
Member
Spouse of Prime Minister or another Minister
Spouse of Presiding Officer
Travel
Travel on parliamentary, electorate, official and party business

 
             (2)  The Minister may approve in writing a policy or policies of insurance that provide the additional benefit under subregulation (1).
             (3)  The additional benefit:
                     (a)  is subject to any terms, conditions, limitations or exclusions specified in the policy or policies approved under subregulation (2); and
                     (b)  may include additional insurance for a matter if:
                              (i)  the matter is related to a matter mentioned in column 2 of an item in the table in subregulation (1); and
                             (ii)  the additional insurance is included in a commercially available policy of insurance that covers the matter referred to in subparagraph (i); and
                     (c)  may provide insurance for the spouse of a member, or a person assisting the member in undertaking activities referred to in column 3 of the item, in respect of a matter for which insurance is provided to the member under this regulation.
             (4)  An approval under subregulation (2) is not a legislative instrument.
3EC  Insurance of personal effects
             (1)  For subsection 5(1) of the Act, the additional benefit of entitlement to the cost of insurance of personal effects, as set out in this regulation, is prescribed.
             (2)  The Prime Minister is entitled to the cost of insurance for the Prime Minister’s personal effects at official establishments.
6  Item [109] of Part 1 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 9(1)(d)(ii))
Repeal the subparagraph.
7  Item [109] of Part 1 of Schedule 1 (new paragraph 9(1)(da))
Repeal the paragraph.
8  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 2(1)(e)(ii))
Repeal the subparagraph.
9  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new paragraph 2(1)(f))
Repeal the paragraph.
10  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 2A(6)(a)(ii))
Repeal the subparagraph.
11  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 2A(6)(a)(iii))
Omit “insurance; and”, substitute “insurance.”.
12  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new paragraph 2A(6)(b))
Repeal the paragraph.
13  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 2B(6)(a)(ii))
Repeal the subparagraph.
14  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 2B(6)(a)(iii))
Omit “insurance; and”, substitute “insurance.”.
15  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new paragraph 2B(6)(b))
Repeal the paragraph.