Presiding Officers and parliamentarians representing Presiding Officers

Approval: Presiding Officers approve their overseas travel and/or any other parliamentarian to represent them subject to an annual budget of $250,000 each. Should a Presiding Officer change during a financial year, the incoming Presiding Officer is limited to the balance of the annual budget.

Costs that can be met:

  • travel at no higher than business class
  • unscheduled commercial transport within and between overseas countries
  • accommodation costs
  • meal costs
  • pre-travel medical expenses, such as vaccinations
  • emergency medical, dental or hospital expenses
  • laundry and dry cleaning
  • an international travel incidental allowance of $63 per day
  • a travel equipment allowance of $430 once every three (3) years
  • laundry and dry cleaning for staff where travel lasts at least seven (7) days
  • an international travel incidental allowance of $40 per day for staff.