Inquiry into Matters Relating to the Misuse of Electorate Office Staffing Entitlements

Terms of Reference

On 28 March 2018, the Legislative Council agreed to the following motion:

That, this House -

Requires the Privileges Committee to inquire into and report, in relation to those current and former Members of the Legislative Council named in paragraphs 45 to 50 of the Ombudsman’s report, on the following —

  1. whether any Members are in contempt of Parliament in relation to the Code of Conduct in the Members of Parliament (Register of Interests) Act 1978;
  2. whether any fine should be imposed and the amount to be imposed pursuant to section 9 of the Members of Parliament (Register of Interests) Act 1978;
  3. whether the conduct of any current or former Members constitutes any other form of contempt of Parliament and if so, what sanction, if any, should be imposed;

and the Committee shall report no later than 19 June 2018.


*The reporting date was extended to 23 August 2018 by resolution of the Legislative Council on 5 June 2018.  

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2018