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Determination - 26 February 2007

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SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES TRIBUNAL

DETERMINATION MADE ON THE REMUNERATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE STATE ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL

Section 6(1)(e) of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975 (The Act) requires the Tribunal, at intervals of not more than twelve months, to enquire into and determine the remuneration to be paid to a person holding any office prescribed for this section.

BACKGROUND

The remuneration of senior and ordinary members of the State Administrative Tribunal came under the jurisdiction of the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal through the Salaries and Allowances Amendment Regulations 2007 which were gazetted on 16 January 2007.  This regulation amendment prescribed these offices for the purposes of Section 6(1)(e) of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975.

The remuneration of the members of the State Administrative Tribunal, which  commenced operation on 1 January 2005, was originally set on the advice of the Department of Justice in April 2004.  Since that date there has been no change to the remuneration of these office holders.

CURRENT ENQUIRY

The Tribunal received a submission from the State Administrative Tribunal and met with the President. It has also examined the remuneration paid to comparative Tribunals in other jurisdictions, namely the Victorian and Commonwealth Tribunals.

This determination applies only to full time members. As noted above, members’ remuneration has not been adjusted since it was initially set in 2004. Since that time salary movements in comparable sectors have increased by significant amounts, of the order of 25 percent or more, and this Tribunal has addressed this issue as a matter of urgency.  The Tribunal has determined the remuneration for full time senior members by using the base set in 2004 and applying the increments it has used in subsequent comparable determinations or recommendations.  In relation to the remuneration of ordinary members, the Tribunal has adopted the position advocated in the submission and set it at 75 percent of that of senior members.  The methodology adopted in this determination is for expediency in view of the time which has elapsed since this remuneration has been reviewed.

The submission from the President also suggested that the senior member position in this state may warrant comparison with a higher position in other states.  This will be the subject of further enquiry and, if necessary, further determination in the short term.  Remuneration for sessional members also will be determined later in the year.

The Tribunal has determined that the remuneration for the 14 full time members will be as set out in the attached Schedule.

Signed at Perth this 26th day of February 2007

Professor M C Wood J A S Mews M L Nadebaum
CHAIRMAN MEMBER MEMBER


SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES TRIBUNAL

 

SCHEDULE

DETERMINATION MADE ON THE REMUNERATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE STATE ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL

1. Remuneration

POSITION REMUNERATION
Senior full time member $203,000
Ordinary full time member $152,250

2.  Motor Vehicles

As per “Motor Vehicles” at Part 4 of the determination dated 7 April 2006.

 

Signed at Perth this 26th day of February 2007.

Professor M C Wood J A S Mews M L Nadebaum
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.