Parliamentary Services

The Department of Finance's third outcome – Support for Parliamentarians and others as required by the Australian Government through the delivery of, and advice on, work expenses and allowances, entitlements and targeted programs – encompasses services to Parliamentarians and their employees.

The Department of Finance on behalf of the Government, in collaboration with the Remuneration Tribunal and the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA), is implementing the recommendations of the 2016 review into An Independent Parliamentary Entitlements System External link icon. A major reform from the review was the implementation of a new parliamentary work expenses framework that commenced on 1 January 2018 under the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017.

Travel-related work expenses are administered by IPEA. More about IPEA and its functions can be found on the IPEA website External link icon. Other work expenses continue to be administered by Ministerial and Parliamentary Services.

Ministerial and Parliamentary Services

Ministerial and Parliamentary Services, a division within the Department of Finance, oversees the provision of non-travel related expenses and services to Parliamentarians and their respective employees under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984.

In addition to information on the Department of Finance’s website, Ministerial and Parliamentary Services maintains a website to provide Parliamentarians and their employees with guidance and advice relating to work expenses.

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Contact for information on this page: mediaenquiries@finance.gov.au

Last updated: 24 January 2018