Report on Allowances provided to Members of Parliament
The Salaries and Allowances Tribunal has issued a Report following a review of allowances that are provided to Members of the Parliament of Western Australia.
The Tribunal notes that Parliamentary allowances provide Members with resources needed to perform their role, but change is needed to ensure allowances more effectively achieve their purpose and to establish accountability measures.
The Report considered the scope of the Tribunal’s current powers to adjust the provision of allowances and has proposed a number of changes.
The Report also notes approaches used in other Australian jurisdictions that have more extensive powers than Western Australia to implement and enforce accountability measures.