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APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Speaker of the House of Representatives (M78)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Parliamentary Service

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE: Speaker of the House of Representatives

Overview of the Vote

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is responsible for annual appropriations in Vote Parliamentary Service for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $57.237 million for purchasing administrative services and building operations from the Parliamentary Service
  • a total of $225,000 for support to the Speaker's office
  • a total of $4.350 million for departmental capital expenditure
  • a total of $22 million for payment of members' salaries and allowances
  • a total of $2.828 million on members' communications for voice, data, standard office software, standard office products and stationery
  • a total of $4.550 million on travel for members of Parliament and others
  • a total of $2.900 million for payment of accommodation of members and travel of members' families
  • a total of $1.300 million on travel for former qualifying members of Parliament, and
  • a total of $14 million for depreciation related to the Parliamentary complex.

The Speaker is also responsible for the following multi-year appropriations that include the 2016/17 year:

  • a total of $113.006 million for support to members of Parliament and their parties for the full term of the 51st Parliament, and
  • a total of $17.012 million for multi-year capital investment for the parliamentary precincts.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

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