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SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES ACT 1975
SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES TRIBUNAL

DETERMINATION VARIATION ON THE REMUNERATION OF COURT REGISTRARS

PREAMBLE

The Tribunal has today issued a report under Section 7 of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975 to the Minister recommending two adjustments of 3 per cent effective from 1 December 2009 and 1 July 2010 in the remuneration to be paid to Judges of the Supreme and District Courts, Masters of the Supreme Court, Magistrates and The Parliamentary Inspector of the Corruption and Crime Commission.

The Section 7 report is required to be laid before each House of Parliament within five sitting days of the House after its receipt by the Minister.  Either House of Parliament, within 15 sitting days of that House after a copy of the report has been laid before it, may pass a resolution disapproving a recommendation made by the Tribunal.

This determination provides for the two increases of 3 per cent to flow through to the linked positions of Registrar in both the Supreme and District Courts.

The Tribunal has decided that there is not sufficient reason for the salaries of Senior Legal Office holders in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Department of the Attorney General to remain linked to the salaries of Judicial Officers.  The Tribunal considers that fundamentally, these are not judicial positions and their remuneration should be considered in a different context.  Senior legal officers in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Department of the Attorney General hold positions either within the Special Division of the Public Service or as Prescribed Office holders under a law of the State.  The Tribunal considers that these officers should be given the opportunity to have work changes particular to their appointments considered and determined within the framework of remuneration levels established under determinations pursuant to sections 6(1)(d) and (e) of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975.

DETERMINATION VARIATION

The determination of the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal made on 3 April 2009 under Sections 6(1)(c), (d) and (e) of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975 (as varied from time to time) is hereby varied by a further determination, to make amendments set out below.

Insert and replace, as the case requires, in the Second Schedule the following:

COURT REGISTRARS

Pursuant to section 6(1)(d) of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975, the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal determines the remuneration to be paid to the holders of the offices listed below.

POSITION REMUNERATION
(effective from 1 December 2009)
REMUNERATION
(effective from 1 July 2010)
Supreme Court
Principal Registrar $271,778 $279,931
Registrar $240,677 $247,897
District Court
Principal Registrar $253,113 $260,707
Registrar $237,831 $244,966
Deputy Registrar $213,850 $220,265

The remuneration is inclusive of Annual Leave Loading.

The holders of these offices have an entitlement to a motor vehicle selected only from Items 1001 to 1008 inclusively of the Government’s Common Use Contract No CUA37804 as amended from time to time. 

The vehicle entitlement here is provided under the conditions set out in the first Schedule, Part 4 of the Holders of Offices included in the Special Division of the Public Service and Prescribed Offices Determination.

Signed at Perth this 27th day of November 2009.

W S Coleman AM C A Broadbent B J Moore
CHAIRMAN MEMBER MEMBER
SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES TRIBUNAL

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.