Independent committee to review parliamentary appropriations

A committee responsible for conducting an independent review of parliamentary appropriations has been convened by the Speaker, the Hon Dr Lockwood Smith.

The Appropriations Review Committee will be co-chaired by the Hon Sir Douglas Kidd, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, and economist Philip Barry, principal of an economics and finance advisory firm. They have been selected for the wealth of relevant expertise they will contribute.

A review is undertaken at least once in every parliamentary term as required by the Parliamentary Service Act 2000 s.20 - 22.

The committee is required to consider the appropriate level of funding for administrative and support services provided to the House of Representatives and to members of Parliament, and funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes. The committee’s report will be publicly available after it is tabled in the House next year.

Previous Triennial Review reports are available from the related documents panel on this web page.