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Determination - 19 March 2010

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Remuneration of Commissioners of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

Salaries and Allowances Act 1975

PREAMBLE

Under section 20(2) of the Industrial Relations Act 1979, the offices and members of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC), except for the President, are to be regarded as having been prescribed for the purposes of section 6(1)(e) of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975 (‘the Act’). Accordingly, the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal is required to enquire into and determine the remuneration paid or provided to the Chief Commissioner, Senior Commissioner and Commissioners of the WAIRC.

CONSIDERATIONS

Members of the WAIRC have been regarded as holders of prescribed offices since 2003. Since then the determination of remuneration for these office holders has been issued separately from that which the Tribunal issues for other office holders under section 6(1)(e) of the Act.

The Tribunal has decided to align the timing of the determination of remuneration for all prescribed offices. To facilitate this and to meet the statutory requirement to ensure that not more than a year has lapsed since the last determination for members of the WAIRC, the Tribunal issues this determination to reflect existing levels of remuneration.

The determination for all prescribed office holders, including members of the WAIRC will be issued on 1 April 2010.

DETERMINATION

The Tribunal, pursuant to section 6(1)(e) of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975, determines the Commissioners of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission will receive the amounts specified in the attached Schedule. 

The determination will now issue.

Signed at Perth this 19th day of March 2010.

W S Coleman AM C A Broadbent B J Moore
CHAIRMAN MEMBER MEMBER

 

SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES TRIBUNAL

SCHEDULE

DETERMINATION MADE ON THE REMUNERATION OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

1. Remuneration

1.1   Chief Commissioner - $282,730 per annum.

1.2   Senior Commissioner - $268,593 per annum.

1.3   Commissioner - $254,457 per annum.

2. Motor Vehicles

The following arrangements apply to the entitlement of each Commissioner to the provision of a fully maintained motor vehicle for business and private use.

2.1   The Chief Commissioner is entitled to the provision of a prestige vehicle, selected from the Government's Common Use Contract no. 012A1994, Items 1008 (Prestige Class) and 1009 (Restricted Prestige Class), as amended from time to time.

2.2   The Senior Commissioner and Commissioners are entitled to the provision of a prestige vehicle selected from Item 1008 (Prestige Class), as amended from time to time.

2.3   Vehicles with supercharged or V8 engines are not included. Turbo charged engines with a capacity greater than 3.0 litres are not included.

2.4   The Chief Commissioner, Senior Commissioner and Commissioners may choose any vehicle and accessories in the Common Use Contract the total cost of which does not exceed the maximum cost of accessing a vehicle to which an entitlement exists in the relevant Prestige Class. The total cost will be based on individual usage patterns. Each lease should be tailored to achieve the most cost-effective arrangement, but with the maximum lease term being two years, and include any standard accessories (including a tow bar or, for those entitled to a prestige vehicle selected from Item 1009, also a sunroof).  Where the total cost of the chosen vehicle and accessories exceeds the maximum cost of accessing a vehicle to which an entitlement exists in the relevant Prestige Class, the additional cost must be borne by the individual. This includes the purchase cost of accessories, the installation cost and removal costs if required before disposal of the vehicle.

2.5   The Chief Commissioner must approve the selection of the vehicle for the Senior Commissioner and Commissioners.

2.6   The Chief Commissioner must approve that the provision of a 4-wheel drive vehicle is clearly substantiated by demonstrated operational need.

2.7   All vehicles (being part of the Government-owned State Fleet) should be managed in accordance with the policies and conditions established and amended from time to time by the Department of Treasury and Finance (the effective owner of the State Fleet).  Applicable terms and conditions are currently set out in the document, "State Fleet - Agency General Agreement".

2.8   Selection of appropriate vehicles should be subject to consultation between the Chief Commissioner and the Department of the Registrar of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (as the department administratively supporting the Commission and therefore the "Agency" responsible for managing the leasing arrangements for vehicles provided to Commissioners of the WAIRC).  Although the cost of the vehicles is centrally funded, as a consequence of the vehicle being an emolument recommended under the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975, it remains an administrative responsibility of the Department of the Registrar of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission to manage in a cost effective manner.

Signed at Perth this 19th day of March 2010.

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.