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Tribunal commences work

Issued 19 July 2013.

The Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal was formally appointed on 16 July and held its first meeting 18 July.

The Tribunal members discussed the role and scope of the Tribunal and noted their independence, the need for wide consultation and the community expectation to deliver an initial deliberation by mid-October 2013.

The Tribunal acknowledges the significant community interest in remuneration for MPs and has, despite the short timeframe, already expressed its desire to give all Queenslanders the opportunity for input through a process of public submissions.

The Tribunal recognises the importance of not imposing a significant cost burden on Queensland taxpayers, and has committed to ensure it functions in an efficient manner with meeting costs kept to a minimum. Tribunal members are entitled to receive payments consistent with the Government’s approved Remuneration Procedures.

The Chair will receive $425 and the other members will receive $346 for each half-day meeting.  Members are also entitled to receive payment for special assignments of up to $707 (for the Chair) and up to $576 (for the other members) per full day. Any special assignments will need to be agreed by all members.

The Tribunal has scheduled weekly meetings through August and September with the possibility for additional meetings to enable broad consultation. The Tribunal also noted that its establishment was as an administrative body until the relevant legislation is passed.

Last updated:
7 April, 2016
Last reviewed:
5 August, 2013