Reporting - fact sheet
The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) produces a range of reports to provide transparency and accountability for work expenses incurred, and to support parliamentarians and their staff in tracking and managing budgets, limits and expenditure.
The expenditure report is a report on current and former parliamentarians’ expenses published on the expenditure page. IPEA currently publishes the reports on a quarterly basis. Information in the report is an accurate statement of payments and repayments within the reporting period.
The report comprises aggregate information on:
- travel costs
- office facilities
- office administrative costs
- family travel
- staff costs.
As part of the public reporting process, current and former parliamentarians (including former Prime Ministers, surviving spouses / de facto partners of former Prime Ministers, and post retirement travellers) are asked to certify that the expenses listed in their report were used for the dominant purpose of conducting their parliamentary business. Current and former parliamentarians are not asked to certify the specific amount of listed expenses as they may have limited knowledge or control over various types of expenses, such as office facilities.
A list of certifications is published on the certifications page with the final reports.
Parliamentarians and their staff are encouraged to regularly check their detailed expenses in the Parliamentary Expenses Management System (PEMS) to ensure the correct expenses will flow through to expenditure reports.
Information on how to check expenses in PEMS is available in the Budgets and expenditure reports factsheet.
Further information on expenditure reports is available on our Reporting page.
Parliamentarians and their authorised staff have access to near real time budget reports in PEMS.
Further information on accessing budget reports in PEMS is available in the Reporting – Office Information help guide.
Request a report
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a custom report.
Please contact IPEA at email@example.com.