Part Four Travel - 4.9 Family Reunion Travel within Australia

4.9 Family Reunion Travel within Australia

In limited circumstances, a Senator or Member is entitled to ‘family reunion travel’ to enable his or her spouse or nominee, dependent children and designated person(s) to accompany or join the Senator or Member on travel within Australia, at Commonwealth expense, on parliamentary, electorate or official business.1 For this purpose, ‘accompany’ means to travel with a Senator or Member to the final destination of a trip he or she is undertaking and ‘join’ means to travel to meet a Senator or Member for a period of at least three hours.2 Where a Senator or Member is not accompanied to and/or from the final destination by his or her spouse or nominee, dependent children and designated person(s), that person(s) must arrive no more than 24 hours before the Senator or Member arrives and/or depart no more than 24 hours after the Senator or Member departs.3

An exception exists for family reunion travel where the final destination is Canberra. The spouse or nominee, dependent children and designated person(s) of a Senator or Member may accompany or join a Senator or Member and remain in Canberra without the Senator or Member between adjoining sitting weeks, provided the Senator or Member returns to Canberra for the second sitting week.4 For the purposes of this entitlement, ‘sitting week’ means:

  1. for a Senator, a week in which the Senate is sitting or Senate Estimates hearings taking place
  2. for a Member, a week in which the House of Representatives is sitting.5

The family reunion travel entitlement is provided to allow Senators and Members to balance their work and family responsibilities and to reconcile the need for them to be away from home for long periods with their family obligations. The entitlement is not intended to provide a general travel entitlement for a Senator or Member’s spouse or nominee, dependent children or designated persons.

The entitlement has two components:

  1. an entitlement to Canberra and intra-state family travel within a budget 6
     
  2. an entitlement to a total of three business class return interstate trips each year, by a combination of family members nominated by the Senator or Member. Interstate trips may be converted to intra-state trips, or trips to Canberra, on a trip-for-trip basis.7
     

4.9.1 Mode of travel

The family reunion travel entitlement is limited to travel for non-commercial purposes by:

  • scheduled commercial services by any mode of transport, by the most direct route to the intended destination for the mode of transport used without voluntary stopovers
  • special purpose (Defence) aircraft the use of which has been approved by the Minister for Defence before the particular travel.8

Scheduled Commercial Services

‘Scheduled commercial services’ means scheduled commercial or commuter air services, rail services, motor coaches and other vehicles operating as regular carriers.9

Canberra and intrastate family reunion travel by scheduled commercial services may be taken at the class of travel selected by the Senator or Member, provided that the cost of that travel is within the limits of the entitlement.10 Interstate family reunion travel may be taken at any class up to and including business class.11

Special Purpose Aircraft

The spouse, nominee, designated person or dependent children of a Senator or Member may be approved by the Minister of Defence to travel on special purpose aircraft, providing their inclusion does not result in a need to upgrade the aircraft. The dependent children of a Senator or Member may be approved to travel on special purpose aircraft when, in the judgement of the Minister for Defence, travel is necessary to fulfil parental care requirements.12

Attribution of Costs

Travel on special purpose aircraft by a spouse, nominee, designated person and/or dependent children will count against the family reunion travel entitlement. The cost is shown in the Senator or Member’s monthly management report as the equivalent of a business class commercial airfare for the journey.

4.9.2 Entitled Persons

Spouse

The ‘spouse’ of a Senator or Member includes a de facto partner of the Senator or Member within the meaning of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.13

Nominee

A ‘nominee’ is the person that a Senator or Member nominates to receive travel entitlements. A nominee receives travel entitlements in place of the Senator or Member’s spouse (if he or she has one). A nomination is subject to the approval of the Special Minister of State. A Senator or Member may only have one nominee at any time.14 It is envisaged that a settled arrangement should apply.  It is expected therefore that a person nominated for travel privileges will remain the nominee for at least six months.

Dependent Children

A ‘dependent child’ is:

  • a person under the age of 16 who:
    • is in the custody, care and control of the Senator or Member, or is a person to whom the Senator or Member has access, or
    • where no other person has the custody, care and control of the person - is wholly or substantially in the care and control of the Senator or Member, or
  • a person who is aged at least 16 but is under 25 and is wholly or substantially dependent on the Senator or Member, and
  • is not a person who is otherwise receiving the entitlements of a nominee.15

Designated Persons

A ‘designated person’ is a person or persons (not being a dependent child, spouse or nominee or a member of the staff of the Senator or Member) nominated by the Senator or Member who:

  • is substantially dependent on the Senator or Member, or
  • has significant caring responsibilities for:
    • a person substantially dependent on the Senator or Member, or
    • the Senator or Member’s spouse, nominee, or dependent child, or
  • is any other member of the Senator or Member’s family. 16

A Senator or Member is able to nominate more than one person as a designated person at any given time. However, if no spouse or dependent children exist, and no nominee has been nominated, then no entitlement is available to be used by a designated person.

Nomination of Entitled Persons

On commencement, a Senator or Member is asked to complete and return to Ministerial and Parliamentary Services a Family Reunion Travel Nomination of Entitlees form (Form 5) to provide details of all eligible family members and designated persons  Senators and Members are responsible for advising Ministerial and Parliamentary Services of any changes to their nominations.

4.9.3 The Entitlement

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Canberra/Intra-state Family Reunion Travel Budget

Each Senator and Member (other than ACT Senators, the Members for Canberra and the Member for Fraser) is provided with a budget for family members to accompany or join them on travel to Canberra and to locations within their home state or territory. The annual budget is calculated as the combined value of:

  • nine business class return trips to Canberra from the spouse or nominee’s principal place of residence
  • three business class return trips to Canberra from the principal place of residence for each dependent child.

OR

For Senators and Members, whose principal place of residence is within 150km of Canberra by road, the combined value of:

  • nine business class return trips between Canberra and Sydney for the spouse or nominee
  • three business class return trips between Canberra and Sydney for each dependent child.17

When calculating the Canberra/intra-state family reunion travel budget, where a business class fare is not available, the cost of travel is limited to the value of an economy class fare for the most reasonable and usual route between the departure and destination points.18

Ministerial and Parliamentary Services calculates the value of the Canberra/intra-state family reunion travel budget for each Senator and Member on 1 July each year for expenditure during that financial year, and advises each Senator and Member of the value of their budget.19 Calculation of the Canberra/intra-state family reunion travel budget is dependent on the return of Form 5 to Ministerial and Parliamentary Services.

A Senator or Member’s spouse, nominee, dependent children or designated person(s) may travel at the class of travel selected by the Senator or Member between the following locations:

  • to Canberra
  • from Canberra to the Senator or Member’s electorate or their own principal place of residence
  • on intra-state trips within the Senator or Member’s home state or territory (except when the family member would be travelling to join the Senator or Member at the principal place of residence after they have been to another destination for private purposes), or
  • for a spouse or nominee only, from the spouse or nominee’s principal place of residence to the Senator or Member’s electorate.20

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Representational Travel

Where a Senator or Member has an entitlement to travel and is prevented by illness, parliamentary or family reasons from attending one of the following functions, then the Senator or Member may be represented by his or her spouse or nominee at:

  • a funeral
  • a function where the spouse or nominee accepts an award or honour on behalf of the Senator or Member
  • a function within the electorate to which the Senator or Member has been invited, or
  • any other function approved by the Special Minister of State.

The cost of representational travel is deducted from the family reunion travel budget.21 

A Senator or Member seeking to access the representational travel entitlement must write to Ministerial and Parliamentary Services providing details of the function at which they will be represented. If the approval of the Special Minister of State is sought, it is recommended that this be obtained prior to travel being undertaken.

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Interstate Travel Entitlement

Each Senator and Member (including each Senator and Member for the Australian Capital Territory) is entitled to be accompanied or joined on a total of three business class return interstate trips each year. The Senator or Member may choose which combination of a spouse or nominee, dependent child or designated person may access the three trips. For example, a Senator or Member may be accompanied by one nominated family member on three separate trips, or by three nominated family members on one trip. If the Senator or Member would prefer, these trips may be converted to trips to Canberra or intra-state trips instead, the basis of the conversion being one trip for one trip.22

Interstate Travel Entitlement for Breastfeeding Parliamentarians

Once the interstate trip entitlement has been exhausted, a breastfeeding Senator or Member who is travelling interstate on parliamentary, electorate or official business is entitled to be accompanied or joined by her spouse, nominee or designated person. The entitlement to travel for this purpose is limited to economy class.23

Administration of Family Reunion Travel Entitlements

Pro Rata Entitlement

When a Senator or Member is appointed or elected during the course of a financial year, he or she is entitled to a pro rata amount of the annual family reunion travel entitlement.24 Ministerial and Parliamentary Services advises newly-elected Senators or Members of their pro rata entitlement.

Carry Forward of Entitlements

Family reunion travel entitlements cannot be carried forward from one financial year to the next. However, a trip commenced in one financial year and completed in the next will be regarded as having been part of the entitlement for the financial year in which the journey was commenced.25

Note that where a spouse, nominee or dependent child is also an employee of the Senator or Member, and claims travelling allowance under any other source or entitlement for travel, the cost of the travel cannot be met from the family reunion travel entitlement.26

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Other Travel Entitlements available to Entitled Persons

In addition to the family reunion travel entitlement, a Senator or Member’s spouse or nominee has an unlimited entitlement to attend official Government, parliamentary, or vice-regal functions to which the spouse or nominee has been invited (for example, the opening of the Parliament).27

Legislation is currently before the Parliament to remove, with effect from 14 May 2014, the entitlement to 10 domestic return trips to Canberra per year provided to a spouse or de facto partner of a sitting Senator or Member who has satisfied the qualifying period specified for the issue of a Life Gold Pass. Should this legislation be passed by the Parliament, it will have effect retrospectively from 14 May 2014, and affected Senators and Members will be required to repay any relevant travel.

4.9.4 Stopovers

Family Members with an Entitlement to a Stopover of One Night

Where the spouse, nominee, dependent child or designated person, in relation to a Senator or Member from:

  • Western Australia
  • the Northern Territory, or
  • Queensland at least 1,100kms flight distance from Brisbane

travels to or from Canberra, the journey may be broken by one stopover of one night in a capital city, provided there are no same-day connecting flights reasonably available and the journey to or from Canberra is completed the following day.28

If a spouse, nominee, dependent children or designated person with an entitlement to a one night stopover makes a stopover of more than one night, but is accompanying the Senator or Member:

  • the interstate trip entitlement will be debited for the relevant journey:
    • between the origin of the journey and the stopover location if travelling to Canberra, or
    • between the stopover location and the destination of the journey if travelling from Canberra, and
  • the Canberra/intrastate family reunion travel budget will be debited for the journey between the stopover location and Canberra.

If a spouse, nominee, dependent children or designated person with an entitlement to a one night stopover makes a stopover of more than one night, but is not accompanying the Senator or Member, the Senator or Member will be personally responsible for meeting the costs of the fare for the relevant journey:

  • between the origin of the journey and the stopover location if travelling to Canberra, or
  • between the stopover and the destination of the journey if travelling from Canberra.

Ministerial and Parliamentary Services will recover from the Senator or Member the cost of any sector fares that are outside entitlement.

Family Members with no Entitlement to a Stopover

Travelling to join the Senator or Member

Where, en route to or from joining a Senator or Member, the spouse, nominee, dependent children or designated person of a Senator or Member, who does not have an entitlement to a stopover of one night, as outlined above in section 4.9.4.1, makes a stopover by breaking their journey at an intermediate destination, the Senator or Member will be personally responsible for meeting the costs of the fare for the relevant journey:

  • between the origin of the journey and the stopover location to join the Senator or Member, or

  • between the stopover location and the destination of the journey when not accompanied by the Senator or Member.

Ministerial and Parliamentary Services will recover from the Senator or Member the cost of any sector fares that are outside entitlement.

Family Members Accompanying a Senator or Member

Any spouse, nominee, dependent children or designated person may undertake an interstate or intra-state journey accompanying the Senator or Member that incorporates a number of destinations in the itinerary, subject to the limits of the relevant budget. For administrative purposes, the following conditions apply:

  • a ‘destination’ in this context is considered to be a location specified on an itinerary where the journey is intentionally broken for a purpose and is a visit or a ‘stay’ (as opposed to a location that is only passed through in transit)
  • the Canberra/intra-state family reunion travel budget is debited for each leg of an intrastate journey
  • the interstate trip entitlement is debited for each additional leg of an interstate journey that is caused by intentionally breaking that journey at a destination
  • if the relevant entitlement has been exhausted for the particular financial year, Ministerial and Parliamentary Services will recover from the Senator or Member the cost of any sector fares in excess of the entitlement.

4.9.5 General Provisions

Bookings on Scheduled Commercial Services

Senators and Members must only use the contracted travel service provider contracted by Ministerial and Parliamentary Services when arranging scheduled commercial services for domestic travel provided under entitlement for family members.29

Airline Loyalty Programs

Effective from 1 July 2010, travel on most airlines at Commonwealth expense will not provide the opportunity to accrue points as part of an airline loyalty program.  However, the accrual of status points will continue.

Senators and Members should continue to ensure that points accrued prior to 1 July 2010 as a result of travel at Australian Government expense by their spouse or nominee, dependent children or designated person are used to offset the costs of travel which would otherwise be at public expense.

Where a spouse or nominee, dependent children or designated person travels within entitlement using airline loyalty points that have been accrued at Australian Government expense, the travel is counted against the relevant entitlement.30

Airline Promotions

On occasions airlines may offer in-flight promotions with prizes such as free travel.  If the expenditure of taxpayers’ funds was seen to result in additional benefits to a Senator or Member’s spouse or nominee, dependent children or designated person, this may attract negative public criticism. The family members of Senators and Members should therefore not participate in such airline or service provider promotions.

4.9.6 Car Transport

Care should be exercised in interpreting and accessing car transport provisions as they are complex. You may wish to contact your Advice and Support Director to discuss.

Car-with-Driver transport — Accompanying the Senator or Member

Spouse or Nominee

A Senator or Member who is eligible to travel using car-with-driver transport may be accompanied by his or her spouse or nominee.31

Other Persons

A Senator or Member may be accompanied by another person or persons as long as the passenger’s travel is:

  • relevant to the purpose of the travel
  • for compassionate reasons
  • for public interest reasons, and/or
  • to enable a Senator or Member to be accompanied by a dependent child or dependent children.32

Car-with-Driver transport — Unaccompanied travel

Spouse or Nominee

A spouse or nominee who is travelling under the family reunion travel provisions unaccompanied by a Senator or Member may use car-with-driver transport:

  • for direct travel between home, electorate office or place of business and the nearest airport or railway station providing reasonable service for a journey to join the Senator or Member for travel on parliamentary business, but not including party business (other than meetings of a parliamentary political party, or of its executive, or of its committees, and the national conference of a political party of which the Senator of Member is a member)33
  • between the airport or railway station in Canberra and the Canberra destination34
  • between the airport and the capital city being visited on an interstate or an intrastate visit35
  • in certain circumstances, between the airport and the capital city where a one night stopover is made36
  • between Parliament House and place of accommodation in Canberra or Queanbeyan.37

When a spouse or nominee has travelled to Canberra under the additional travel provision for the purpose of attending an official government, parliamentary or vice regal function, he or she may use car transport in Canberra at Government expense to attend that function and other functions with the approval of the Special Minister of State.38

Where the approval of the Special Minister of State is required to use car transport under this provision, his or her approval should be sought in advance.

Dependent Children and Designated Persons

The dependent children and designated persons of a Senator or Member may use taxis, hire cars or regulated ridesharing services to and from any station or terminal when travelling under the provisions of family reunion travel provided that if the dependent child or designated person is under the age of 16, they must be accompanied by a person over the age of 18.39

There is no provision for the accompanying adult to be provided with car transport at Australian Government expense to return home from the station or terminal.

The dependent children and designated persons of a Senator or Member may not travel unaccompanied in a COMCAR.

Private-Plated Vehicle

It is the Senator or Member’s responsibility to ensure that persons who drive his or her private-plated vehicle have an appropriate licence and do not use the vehicle for commercial purposes.40

When a private-plated vehicle is used:

  • for travel otherwise provided to an eligible family member, nominee or designated person under a relevant Remuneration Tribunal determination, the other provisions do not apply
  • no private vehicle allowance is payable.41

Private Vehicle Allowance

A Senator or Member’s spouse, nominee, dependent child or designated person, when travelling by private motor vehicle to or from Canberra in accordance with the family reunion travel provisions may be paid private vehicle allowance at current Australian Public Service rates for the shortest practicable route, or the cost of the business class air fare, whichever is the lesser. Where a business class air fare is not available, the cost of an economy class air fare applies.42

When two or more eligible people travel in one privately-owned vehicle, private vehicle allowance is payable only to one person.43 Private vehicle allowance is not payable when a private-plated vehicle is used.44

The allowance is payable, subject to the limits of the Canberra/intra-state family reunion travel budget, at the same rate that is paid to Senators and Members.45

When claiming private vehicle allowance for a spouse, nominee or dependent child, a Senator or Member is required to complete a Private Vehicle Allowance form (Form 22). Completed forms should be sent to Ministerial and Parliamentary Services for payment.

4.9.7  Electorate Charter Entitlement

A Senator or Member who travels using his or her electorate charter entitlement may be accompanied by his or her spouse, a member (or members) of his or her staff and/or another Senator or Member (or Senators or Members) at Commonwealth expense.46 

In addition, a Senator or Member may be accompanied by another person or persons provided that a more expensive charter aircraft/vehicle would not be required.47 Where a Senator or Member is accompanied by other passengers (other than his or her spouse, dependent children under 25, members of staff or other Senators or Members), cost recovery for the fare equivalent will be obtained from those passengers (or their employing organisation).48

Where cost recovery is sought for a family member (other than a spouse or a dependent child under 25) who has an entitlement to travel within the family reunion travel entitlement, the fare equivalent will be deducted from:

  • the Canberra/intra-state family reunion travel budget, or
  • the family reunion travel interstate trip entitlement
  • whichever is relevant.

However, cost recovery will not be sought if the Senator or Member certifies that the passenger’s travel was:

  • relevant to the purposes of the travel, or
  • for compassionate reasons, or
  • for public interest reasons, and/or
  • to enable a Senator or Member to be accompanied by a dependent child or dependent children under 25.49

In summary, where a spouse or dependent children accompany the Senator or Member on electorate charter transport, the value of their travel is not counted against the family reunion travel entitlement. Whether cost recovery will be sought for other family members is dependent on whether it can be demonstrated that one of the conditions set out above applies.

The spouse and dependent children of a Senator or Member have no entitlement to electorate charter transport unless they are accompanying the Senator or Member. The only exception is that, where a person accompanies a Senator or Member in accordance with the electorate charter transport entitlement, he or she may travel unaccompanied on charter positioning and repositioning legs where this does not incur any additional cost.50

A Senator or Member must complete an Electorate Charter Certification form (Form 37) on each occasion when he or she accesses their electorate charter entitlement. 51

4.9.8 Summary of Spouse/Nominee Travel Provisions

The travel provisions for spouses and nominees are summarised for ease of reference in the following table. It is, however, recommended that Senators and Members read the relevant sections of this handbook, and the relevant Remuneration Tribunal determinations in full.

Type of Transport Key Features Purpose
Scheduled commercial services (for example, air travel) Travel at the class selected by the Senator or Member;
  • travel must be to accompany or join the Senator or Member
  • limited to the cost of the most direct route to the intended destination.  For modes of transport other than scheduled commercial air services, the cost of travel is capped at the cost of a business class airfare (or economy airfare where a business class airfare is not published for the destination point) for the most reasonable and usual route between departure and destination points
  • representational travel provided.
Travel within the limits of the Canberra /
intra-state family travel budget:
  • to Canberra
  • from Canberra to the Senator or Member’s electorate or principal place residence
  • on intra-state trips within the Senator or Member’s home state or territory,or
  • from the spouse or nominee’s principal place of residence to the Senator or Member’s electorate;

Also provided with:

  • up to three interstate trips per annum—these three trips are provided to the Senator or Member, who may choose which combination of their spouse/nominee, dependent child(ren) or designated person may access them
  • travel to attend official Government, Parliamentary, or vice-regal functions as an invitee.

Unused trips or portion of budget cannot be carried forward.

If the Senator or Member is prevented from attending one of the following occasions, the spouse or nominee may (using one of the above provisions) for travel to:

  • attend a funeral
  • attend a function within the electorate, or
  • accept an honour/award.

Additional travel for a spouse (or de facto partner):

  • a maximum of 10 domestic return trips to Canberra to accompany or join a sitting Senator or Member where the Senator/Member has satisfied the qualifying period for a Life Gold Pass.
COMCAR, hire car, taxi, regulated ridesharing service In Canberra:

bookings through:

  • COMCAR or transport offices at Parliament House, or
  • directly with taxi, hire car company or regulated ridesharing service.

Elsewhere:

bookings through:

  • COMCAR, or
  • directly with taxi, hire car company or regulated ridesharing service.
When travelling unaccompanied on scheduled commercial transport in accordance with the provisions:
 
  • between home, electorate office or place of business and the nearest airport or railway station
  • between Canberra airport and Canberra destination
  • between Parliament House and place of accommodation in Canberra
  • in Canberra for attending official Government, Parliamentary or
    vice-regal functions
  • in Canberra for attending other functions as approved by the Special Minister of State
  • between airport and capital city on an
    intra-state or interstate visit
  • between airport and capital city where stopover is made.
Private-plated vehicle   Non-commercial use only.
Private vehicle allowance
  • Payable at set rates per kilometre
  • the value of allowance claimed is counted against the family reunion travel provisions.
When travelling to or from Canberra only, in accordance with the provisions.
Transport in Large Electorates May accompany the Senator or Member on charter transport in large electorates.  
Special purpose aircraft (as approved for use by the Minister for Defence) Travel on special purpose aircraft counts against the family reunion travel provisions. Subject to approval by Minister for Defence.

Travel as a MOP(S) Act employee

A spouse or nominee who is also a Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MOP(S) Act) employee may travel using the provisions of either Family Reunion Travel or under the MOP(S) Act.

For example, if the spouse/nominee of a Senator or Member is a MOP(S) Act employee and they elect to travel under their family reunion travel to Canberra, then they may not claim travelling allowance for that same travel.

4.9.9 Summary of Dependent Children Travel Provisions

The travel provisions for dependent children are summarised for ease of reference in the following table. It is, however, recommended that Senators and Members read the relevant sections of this handbook, and the relevant Remuneration Tribunal determinations in full.

Type of Transport Key Features Purpose
Scheduled commercial services
  • Travel must be to accompany or join the Senator or Member
  • travel is at the class selected by the Senator or Member
  • limited to the cost of the most direct route to the intended destination for the mode of transport used.
Travel within the limits of the Canberra / intra-state family travel budget:
  • to Canberra
  • from Canberra to the Senator or Member’s electorate or principal place residence
  • on intra-state trips within the Senator or Member’s home state or territory.

Unused trips or portion of the budget cannot be carried forward.

A dependent child may also access up to three interstate trips per annum – these three trips are provided to the Senator or Member, who may choose which combination of their spouse/nominee, dependent child or designated person may access them.
COMCAR, hire car, taxi, regulated ridesharing service
  • Travel must be to accompany or join the Senator or Member
  • if under 16, must be accompanied by a person over 18;
  • no provision for unaccompanied travel by COMCAR.
May be used to travel to and from a terminal or station for the purpose of travelling on scheduled commercial transport in accordance with the provisions.
Private vehicle allowance
  • Payable at set rates per kilometre
  • the value of allowance claimed is counted against the family reunion travel provisions.
  • May accompany parent travelling between home and Canberra in accordance with the provisions
  • may drive separately from parent and claim private vehicle allowance for travel between home and Canberra.
Transport in Large Electorates May accompany the Senator or Member on charter transport in large electorates, provided a more expensive charter aircraft/vehicle is not required. The value of the travel is not counted against the family reunion travel provisions.
Special purpose aircraft (i.e. an aircraft approved for use by the Minister for Defence) Travel on special purpose aircraft counts against family reunion travel provisions. Subject to the judgement of the Minister for Defence that travel is necessary to fulfil requirements of parental care.

Travel as a MOP(S) Act employee

A dependent child who is also a Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MOP(S) Act) employee may travel using the provisions of either Family Reunion Travel or under the MOP(S) Act.

For example, if the dependent child of a Senator or Member is a MOP(S) Act employee and they elect to travel under their family reunion travel to Canberra, then they may not claim travelling allowance for that same travel.


Footnotes

1  Clause 3.8 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

2  Clause 1.4 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

3  Clause 3.9 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

4  Clause 3.10 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

5  Clause 1.4 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

6  Clause 3.15 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

7  Clauses 3.16 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

8  Clause 3.11 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

9  Clause 3.3 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

10 Clause 3.15 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

11 Clauses 3.16 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

12 Clause 8 of the Guidelines for the Use of Special Purpose Aircraft.

13 Clause 1.4 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04 and section 3 of the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990. See also section 2D of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901

14 Clause 1.4 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

15 Clause 1.4 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

16 Clause 1.4 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

17 Clause 3.13 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

18 Clause 3.12 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

19 Clause 3.14 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

20 Clause 3.15 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

21 Clause 3.18 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

22 Clauses 3.16 and 3.17 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

23 Clause 3.17A of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

24 Clause 1.5(b) of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

25 Clauses 3.18 and 3.19 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

26 Clause 1.7 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

27 Clause 3.21 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

28 Clause 3.12 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

29 Procedural Rule No. 2 of 2005 of 24 May 2005.

30 Clauses 12.1 and 12.2 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

31 Clause 4.4 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

32 Clause 4.5 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

33 Clauses 4.14, 4.1 and 4.10 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

34 Clause 4.14 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

35 Clause 4.14 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

36 Clauses 4.14 and 3.10 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

37 Clause 4.14 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

38 Clauses 3.21 and 4.15 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

39 Clause 4.16 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

40 Clause 6.1 of Guidelines on Provision of Private – Plated Vehicles for Senators and Members 2012.

41 Clause 6.8 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

42 Clauses 5.1(c) and 3.15, 3.16 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

43 Clause 5.4 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

44 Clause 6.8(b) of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

45 Clause 5.1 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

46 Clause 7.5 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

47 Clause 7.7 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

48 Clause 7.8 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

49 Clause 7.9 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

50 Clauses 7.6 and 7.5 of Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2012/04.

51 Clause 3 of Procedural Rule No. 4 of 2005 – Charter Transport.