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Parliamentary Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Act 1973 (No. 27 of 1973)
Requested:  25 Nov 2014
Consolidated as at:  12 Jul 2006

PART I - Basic salary

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      (1) Each member is to be paid the basic salary.

      (2) Notwithstanding subclause (1), a member may, by notice in writing given to the relevant officer, elect to be paid a salary, specified in the notice, that is less than the basic salary.

      (3) A member may withdraw a notice under subclause (2) by another notice in writing given to the relevant officer and, on any such withdrawal, the member is to be paid the basic salary.

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3C. The Commission must, as soon as practicable after the commencement of this Act –

(a) determine the percentage of the Commonwealth basic salary that as at 30 June 1996 is to be the basic salary for the purposes of this Schedule; and

(b) cause a notice to be published in the Gazette specifying the amount so determined.

3D. A determination of the Commission made under clause 3C is taken to have had effect on and from 1 July 1996.

3E. The Auditor-General must, not later than 14 July 1997 and 14 July in each subsequent year –

(a) determine the amount that as at the preceding 30 June is equivalent to the percentage of the Commonwealth basic salary determined by the Commission under clause 3C; and

(b) cause a notice to be published in the Gazette specifying the amount so determined.

3F. A determination of the Auditor-General under clause 3E has effect on and from 1 July in the year to which it relates.

3G. Until such time as the Commission makes a determination, the basic salary of a Member of Parliament is to be $67 519.

4. The basic salary payable to a member shall be calculated from and including the day on which he is elected as a member and, except as provided by clause 5, ceases to be payable on the day on which he ceases to be a member.

5. Where a member of the House of Assembly ceases to be a member of that House by reason of the dissolution of that House or the expiry of that House by the effluxion of time, he is, notwithstanding the cessation of his membership, entitled to continue to receive his basic salary until the day fixed for the taking of the poll next following the dissolution or expiry of that House.


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