Chapter 6: Efficiently Functioning Parliament

The Department of Finance and Administration (Finance) contributes to an efficiently functioning parliament by providing a range of support services to current ministers, senators, members and their staff, and to former parliamentarians. The services provided in support of Outcome 3 include the provision of electorate office facilities, the provision of advice on a range of entitlement issues, the administration of travel and accommodation entitlements, the provision of personnel-related services and the provision of VIP car hire services. The department also provides secretariat support for the Australian Political Exchange Council. Ministerial and Parliamentary Services Group within Finance is responsible for the delivery of most of these services, with information technology (IT) support for electorate offices provided by Financial and e-Solutions Group.

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