Cathy Madden

First Name: Cathy
Last Name: Madden
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Cathy Madden is the lead researcher for the Parliamentary Library, part of the Department of Parliamentary Services. She is Director of the Politics and Public Administration Section within the Research Branch. The Section provides high quality information, analysis and advice to Senators and Members in support of their parliamentary and representational roles primarily in the areas of Australian politics and government. The advice is provided by responding to individual requests, preparing briefs and publications and a range of self-help resources.

Cathy has had extensive experience working in the client service branch of the Parliamentary Library. Prior to becoming Director of the Politics and Public Administration Section, Cathy worked in the area of legal information research.

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19 January 2017

The 2016 NT election result is another example of the volatility in the electoral fortunes of state governments where one term governments have been voted out.

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17 December 2014

This research paper sets out major changes to the parliamentary remuneration and entitlements regime, including the authority and governing legislation and explains how different aspects of...

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27 November 2014

Senators and members receive an annual allowance by way of basic salary—$195,130 from 1 July 2014. This research paper explains the legislative basis, fixing and linking mechanisms for the...

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25 July 2014

Provides a summary of Commonwealth parliamentary superannuation benefits in place prior to the 2004 general election.

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29 July 2013

The issue of parliamentary salaries, allowances and entitlements continues to generate interest and comment. This research paper sets out major changes to the parliamentary remuneration and...

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28 June 2013

This paper outlines the post retirement travel entitlements provided to former parliamentarians, discusses recent policy developments and provides links to material that explains retirement...

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17 August 2012

This background note provides a summary of Commonwealth parliamentary superannuation benefits in place prior to the 2004 general election.

It provides explanation,...

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17 August 2012

This background note sets out recent major changes to the parliamentary remuneration and entitlements regime, including the authority and governing legislation and explains how different aspects...

Briefing paper
14 March 2011

The publication explains the legislative basis, fixing and linking mechanisms for Parliamentary salaries and allowances, and those entitlements that are reported such as travel and electorate...

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12 August 2009

Parliamentary salaries, allowances and entitlements generate public discussion and attract media opinion. This background note provides relevant data, hyperlinks and documents on the remuneration...