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Determination for the Governor 2000

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1975

DETERMINATIONS OF THE SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES TRIBUNAL

Pursuant Section 5A of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975

(Remuneration of the Governor)

28 April 2000

Section 5A (1) of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975 requires that, "The Premier shall, before an appointment is made to the office of Governor, request the Tribunal to inquire into, and determine, the remuneration to be paid to the Governor."

A request in accordance with Section 5A (1) of the Act was made by the Premier on 21 February 2000.

Section 5A (3) of the Act states that the "Tribunal may, in complying with a request made under subsection (1), in its determination specify a method of altering from time to time the remuneration payable to the Governor during the subsistence of the appointment referred to in that subsection." The Tribunal in inquiring into the matter referred under subsection (1) has also determined a method of altering from time to time the remuneration payable to the Governor during the subsistence of the appointment.

In the course of conducting its inquiry, the Tribunal ascertained that numerous personal costs associated with the position were being met from the budget allocation provided to Government House. It is considered that these costs, which include dry cleaning, clothing, donations, and other items of a personal and semi official nature should be met from an expense of office allowance provided to the Governor.

Determination

The Tribunal, having conducted its own inquiries, determines that the remuneration for the office of Governor shall be $116,000 per annum. This rate shall be adjusted at the same percentage and from the same date as increases occurring in the judicial salaries in the Western Australian Courts, as recommended by this Tribunal.

To cover items of a personal nature, but associated with the office of Governor, a $20,000 per annum expense of office allowance shall also be provided to the Governor.

Signed at Perth this 28th day of April 2000

 

D G Blight AO R H C Turner AM J A S Mews
CHAIRMAN MEMBER MEMBER

 

SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES TRIBUNAL

Current remuneration level

The remuneration of the Governor is altered in accordance with movements in the salaries of the Western Australian Judiciary. This table details the remuneration of the Governor based on judicial salary movements.

 

1 January 2004 $147,444
1 January 2003 $130,353
1 January 2002 $126,189

 

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.