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An Independent Parliamentary Entitlements System

MC 15/16

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

23 March 2016

The Government has received the Review Report and recommendations on options for an independent parliamentary entitlements system.

The Government supports all the recommendations in principle and will now commence work on implementation.

Implementation of a number of recommendations will involve further work by the Remuneration Tribunal, which the Government will ask the Tribunal to commence forthwith.

On behalf of the Government may I thank all the members of the Review Committee – in particular Co-Chairs John Conde AO and David Tune AO PSM for their contribution.

A copy of the review report and recommendations can be accessed on the Finance Department’s website at www.finance.gov.au/parliamentary-entitlements-review

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