Members' Additional Entitlements 2018

The Auditor-General, Margaret Crawford, today released a report on the annual review of additional entitlements claimed by Members of the New South Wales Parliament under the Parliamentary Remuneration Tribunal’s Determination. The review analysed all claims made by Members and tested a sample of claims paid for the year ended 30 June 2018 in more detail.

The review found one Member of Parliament did not materially comply with the Determination. The Member made two unsupported claims for the Electorate to Sydney Travel allowance during the year ended 30 June 2018. The Department of Parliamentary Services has asked the Member to repay these amounts. 

A further 20 departures from the administrative requirements of the Determination were identified, all relating to the timing of Members’ claims. 

The Auditor-General recommended the Department work with the Tribunal to provide more detailed guidance on the activities that meet the definition of 'parliamentary duties' and the documents Members should retain to comply with the Determination.

Further information

Ian Goodwin, Deputy Auditor-General, on 9275 7107 and email