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Title

  • Schedules 1 and 3 to the Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1) — Motion for Disallowance
  • Motions - Motion for Disallowance - Parliamentary printing allowances

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That Schedules 1 and 3 to the Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 211 and made under the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990, be disallowed.</p>
  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the motion (That the motion (Senator Bob Brown&#8217;s) be agreed to.) be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted against [disallowing](http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/Brief_Guides_to_Senate_Procedure/No_19) Schedules 1 and 3 to the [Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1)](https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2006L02653), which means that these Regulations would remain unchanged.
  • The motion was introduced jointly by Labor Senator [Chris Evans](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/wa/chris_evans), Greens Senator [Bob Brown](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/bob_brown) and Australian Democrats Senator [Andrew Murray](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/wa/andrew_murray).
  • ### What does this motion mean?
  • This motion asked the Senate to agree to stop Schedules 1 and 3 having legal force.
  • Schedule 1 increases the House of Representatives' printing entitlements to $150,000 per member per year (from $125,000 per member per year). And as [Senator Evans explained](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?gid=2006-09-07.47.1), "it also introduces a provision that allows the member to roll over 45 per cent of their unused entitlement from one year into the following year".
  • Schedule 3 changes the Senate's printing entitlements. [Senator Evans explained](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?gid=2006-09-07.47.1) that "[t]he new arrangements move from a cap on the reams of paper and printing via the Senate printing office, which senators have access to, to a universal cap of $20,000 per annum for all printing requirements." Labor Senator [Kim Carr](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/victoria/kim_carr) [discused the changes in more detail](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2006-09-07.46.2) and the new limits it puts on senators' capacity to print.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That Schedules 1 and 3 to the Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 211 and made under the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990, be disallowed.*