The issue of parliamentary salaries, allowances and entitlements continues to generate interest and comment.
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 of parliamentary remuneration and entitlements are regulated. It does not include commentary on government policy concerning the recently introduced changes.
Note: a number of remuneration publications are available on the Parliament House website. These publications will not be updated and should be used for historical information only. This also applies to appendices showing basic salary increases for senators and members, and additional salary increases for ministers, parliamentary secretaries and parliamentary office holders.