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Media Statement - MPs Variation 18 May 2017 Transport Allowance

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Media Statement

18 May 2017


The Salaries and Allowances Tribunal has issued a determination with respect to the eligibility of Ministers and certain other officeholders to receive the Motor Vehicle Allowance, as specified in Part 5 of the Members of Parliament Tribunal Determination No. 2 of 2016, issued on 1 December 2016.

The Tribunal's original decision to provide a motor vehicle allowance aimed to ensure all Members had capacity to address their particular vehicle requirements and remove the burden on Government to provide Members with private plated, leased vehicles.

Under arrangements that are separate to the Tribunal, Ministers and certain officeholders are provided a vehicle.  The Tribunal has been advised that these arrangements will be maintained, creating the unintended result of a second vehicle entitlement for some Members of Parliament. 

The Determination has now been amended to prevent Ministers and certain officeholders from accessing the Motor Vehicle Allowance.  Those officeholders who represent regional areas may, subject to Tribunal approval, receive the Allowance for use in their electorates.


The determination is available at





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