Salaries and Allowances Tribunal

The Salaries and Allowances Tribunal is an independent statutory body established under section 5 of the Salaries and Allowances Act 1975. Comprising a Chairman and two members, the Tribunal is appointed by the Governor to determine and report on the remuneration of parliamentarians, the judiciary, and a range of senior government office holders.

The Treasurer has determined that the Tribunal is to be an ‘affiliated body’ of the Public Sector Commission in accordance with section 60(1)(b) of the Financial Management Act 2006 (FM Act).

As an affiliated body of an agency under the FM Act, the Tribunal’s statutory operational independence is recognised. This independence is also recognised by the Tribunal’s separate parliamentary budget appropriation and resource agreement with the Premier and Treasurer.

Under these financial arrangements, the Commission is obliged to provide the Tribunal with certain financial services during the year, including the preparation of financial information to facilitate the discharge of statutory reporting obligations.

As a consequence of the Tribunal’s affiliated body status, this report appears in the annual report of the Public Sector Commission.

Page last updated 11 September 2014