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. Consisting of a chairman and two members, the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal is appointed by the Governor to determine and report on the remuneration of parliamentarians, the judiciary, and a range of senior State and local government office holders.

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

As an affiliated body of an agency under the PSM 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 Salaries and Allowances 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 Commission.

Page last updated 10 September 2014