Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2006/21 - Parliamentary Office Holders - Additional Salary

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REMUNERATION TRIBUNAL
 
 
Determination 2006/21:
Parliamentary Office Holders – Additional Salary
 
 
This Determination governs additional salary for parliamentary office holders.
 
 
PART 1 - GENERAL
 
1.1     This Determination is issued pursuant to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973, sub-section 7(1), and prevails, to the extent of any inconsistency, over Schedule 4 of the Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990 (as contemplated in section 3(2) of that latter Act).
 
1.2     This Determination takes effect on and from the date of signature.  It revokes Determination 2005/17 in full.
 
 
PART 2 – ADDITIONAL SALARY AND RELATED MATTERS
 
2.1      For the purposes of this Determination, the basic salary to which reference is made in Table 1 shall be the amount from time to time payable pursuant to Clause 1 of Schedule 3 to the Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990 and Regulation 4 of the Remuneration and Allowances Regulations 1999.
 
2.2     A person who holds a parliamentary office shall be paid the additional salary specified in Table 1.
 
2.3     In administering this Determination, authorities shall:
(a)  calculate additional salary in Table 1 by rounding up to the nearest ten dollars; and
(b)  pay the annual benefits specified in proportion (pro rata) to the office holder’s period of service during that year.
 
 
 

TABLE 1                                 RATES OF ADDITIONAL SALARY

Effective on and from the date of signature
 
Office                                                                                     Additional salary as a
                                                                                             percentage of the basic salary

Leader of the Opposition
85.0%

President of the Senate
75.0%

Speaker of the House of Representatives
75.0%

Deputy Leader of the Opposition
57.5%

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
57.5%

Leader of the Third Party in the House of Representatives
45.0%

Leader of a recognised non-government party of a total of at least 5 members of Parliament, sitting in either House, not otherwise specified
42.5%

Chief Government Whip in the House of Representatives
26.0%

Chief Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives
23.0%

Deputy President and Chair of Committees in the Senate
20.0%

Deputy Speaker in the House of Representatives
20.0%

Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
20.0%

Government Whip in the Senate
20.0%

Opposition Whip in the Senate
18.0%

Second Deputy Speaker in the House of Representatives
13.0%

Government Whip in the House of Representatives
13.0%

Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives
12.0%

Leader of the National Party in the Senate
11.0%

Third Party Whip in the House of Representatives
11.0%

Whip in the Senate of a recognised party of at least 5 members not otherwise specified
9.0%

Government Deputy Whip in the Senate
5.0%

Opposition Deputy Whip in the Senate
5.0%

Whip of the Second Government Party in the Senate
5.0%

Opposition Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives
3.0%

Member of the Speaker's Panel in the House of Representatives
3.0%

Temporary Chairman of Committees in the Senate
3.0%

Third Party Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives
3.0%

 
Parliamentary Committees

Chair of the Joint Statutory Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
16%

Chair of the Joint Statutory Committee on Public Works 
16%

Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
16%

Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
16%

Chair of a Joint Statutory Committee or Joint Standing Committee, not otherwise specified (except the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library)
11%

Chair of a Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee
11%

Chair of a House of Representatives General Purpose Standing Committee
11%

Chair of a Joint Select Committee or Select Committee in the Senate or the House of Representatives
11%

Chair of an Investigating Standing Committee established by resolution of either House
11%

Chair of the Senate Standing Committee of Privileges
11%

Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee of Privileges
11%

Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances
11%

Chair of the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills
11%

Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure
11%

Deputy Chair of the Joint Statutory Committee on Public Accounts and Audit 
8%

Deputy Chair of the Joint Statutory Committee on Public Works
8%

Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
8%

Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
8%

Deputy Chair of a Joint Statutory Committee or Joint Standing Committee, not otherwise specified (except the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library)
5.5%

Deputy Chair of a Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee
5.5%

Deputy Chair of a House of Representatives General Purpose Standing Committee
5.5%

Deputy Chair of a Joint Select Committee or Select Committee in the Senate or the House of Representatives
5.5%

Chair of the Senate Standing Committee of Senators’ Interests
3%

Chair of the House of Representatives Committee of Members’ Interests
3%

Chair of a Parliamentary Committee concerned with public affairs rather than the domestic affairs of Parliament not otherwise specified
3%

 
 
 
 

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