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Guidelines effective 1 May 2021

On 24 February 2021, the Tribunal made the Members of Parliament (Victoria) Guidelines No. 01/2021. These guidelines and a statement issued by the Tribunal are available below. The guidelines are effective from 1 May 2021.

The making of the 2021 Guidelines followed a holistic review aimed at identifying anomalies or areas of ambiguity regarding the use of work-related parliamentary allowances and the Electorate Office and Communications Budget

Consultation draft (November 2020)

The Tribunal made a draft of the guidelines available for review, inviting all interested parties to make a submission.

The Tribunal expresses its appreciation to all those who made a submission as part of the review. The Tribunal has given careful consideration to all issues raised to develop a modernised set of guidelines that support the broader compliance framework within which they operate.

The Tribunal notes that some matters raised during the review were outside of the Tribunal’s power to address through the guidelines. These issues have been passed on to the appropriate authorities for their consideration.

Download the draft guidelines and the Consultation Paper:

Submissions received on the consultation draft (December 2020)

The Tribunal received written submissions from:

The Issues Paper (July 2020)

The Tribunal released an Issues Paper, including questions for consideration.

Submissions received (July 2020)

Written submissions

The Tribunal received written submissions from:

Oral submissions

Agreed summaries of oral submissions heard by the Tribunal:

All submissions have been published in full or in summary form, unless the person or body making the submission requested that certain information contained in the submission not be published. In that instance, the person or body needed to identify the information that should not be published and give reasons why that information should not be published. That information has then either not been published or, following consultation with the person or body, been published in an appropriate form.

The Tribunal may receive a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic)External Link . Any such requests will be determined in accordance with that Act which has provisions designed to protect personal information and information given in confidence. For more information visit the Office of the Victorian Information CommissionerExternal Link website.

Reviewed 10 October 2022

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