The Parliamentary Business Resources framework (PBR framework) is the principles-based framework governing parliamentarians' work expenses.
The PBR framework is made up of the:
- Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 (PBR Act)
- Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations (PBR Regulations)
- Determinations made under the PBR Act.
Under the PBR framework, parliamentarians must ensure that work expenses for parliamentary business are consistent with the obligations under the PBR Act: value for money, dominant purpose, conditions, good faith and personal responsibility and accountability.