Funding is provided on a reimbursement basis to Political Party Secretariats and Independent Senators and Members (not affiliated with a major party), for training in areas such as communications, office management, constituent management, electorate business and media management. During 2010-11 the maximum reimbursement available for each Political Party Secretariat and Independent Senator or Member was $1,000 (GST exclusive) per Senator or Member. The maximum reimbursement available is reduced on a pro-rata basis where a Senator or Member’s term commences part-way through a financial year.
|Political Party Secretariat / Independent Senator or Member||Maximum reimbursement available 2009-10||Claims reimbursed in 2010-11 for expenditure incurred in 2009-10||Maximum funding for reimbursement available 2010-1120, 21|
|GST status||GST exclusive||GST exclusive||Actual reimbursement (GST inclusive)||GST exclusive|
|Australian Labor Party||$115,000||$105,805||$116,34||$105,540|
|Liberal Party of Australia||$87,000||$87,000||$95,700||$92,020|
|The Australian Greens||$5,000||-||-||$5,860|
|Senator Steve Fielding, Senator for Victoria||$1,000||-||-||$1,000|
|The Hon Bob Katter MP, Member for Kennedy||$1,000||-||-||$1,000|
|Mr Robert Oakeshott MP, Member for Lyne||$1,000||-||-||$1,000|
|Mr Tony Windsor MP, Member for New England||$1,000||-||-|
|Senator Nick Xenophon, Senator for South Australia||$1,000||-||-|
20 Claims for reimbursement of expenditure incurred in 2010-11 will be reported in the 2011-12 MOP(S) Act Annual Report.
21 Some figures in this column are not in multiples of $1,000 due to the maximum amount of reimbursement being pro-rated for those Senators and Members whose term commenced part way through the financial year, following the 2010 federal election.