Senate debates

Thursday, 16 February 2017


Parliamentarians' Entitlements

11:48 am

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

Senators from all sides of politics spend their electorate allowances on a number of different areas in the course of their electorate duties, including supporting many worthwhile local community groups and causes. The electorate allowance is determined by the independent Remuneration Tribunal. It is up to each senator to acquit their expenditure with the Australian Taxation Office, consistent with their ruling on such matters, and the government believes that each senator should abide by these requirements.


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