Following on from their 2017 Spring Review, the ACT Remuneration Tribunal has released the following determinations:

Determination 16 of 2017 - ACT Supreme Court [pdfPDF 331.2 KB]

Determination 17 of 2017 - ACT Magistrates Court [pdfPDF 430.6 KB]

Determination 18 of 2017 - DPP [pdfPDF 873.5 KB]

Determination 19 of 2017 - ACAT [pdfPDF 1.2 MB]

Determination 20 of 2017 - PTPOH - Management Assessment Panel [pdfPDF 147.5 KB]

Determination 21 of 2017 - Part Time Public Office Holders [pdfPDF 1.2 MB]

Determination 22 of 2017 - PTPOH - Inspector of Correctional Services [pdfPDF 199.6 KB]


2017 Spring Review - October 2017

The ACT Remuneration Tribunal seeks feedback on the remuneration and entitlements of a number of public office holders including:

  • the Judiciary (ACT Supreme Court, ACT Magistrates Court);
  • the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Director of Public Prosecutions; and
  • part-time Holders of Public Office on boards, tribunals and committees.

Written submissions are strongly encouraged. Please consider addressing the following in your submission:

  • the level of responsibility and the type of work that is performed;
  • the impact on the ACT community; and
  • any comparative data or examples from other jurisdictions or industries to support your recommendations.

ACT Public Service Senior Executive Service Remuneration Review

The Tribunal is also undertaking a major review into remuneration, entitlements and allowances for the ACT Public Service Senior Executive Service. The discussion paper can be accessed below:

Discussion Paper [pdf PDF 1.13 MB]

Attachment A – Determination 3 of 2017 – ACTPS Executives [pdf PDF 461 KB]

Attachment B – Responsibilities of ACTPS Executives [pdf PDF 302 KB]

Attachment C – 2017 Remuneration Chart (1 July 2017) – CSS or PSS members [pdf PDF 29 KB]

Attachment D – 2017 Remuneration Chart (1 July 2017) – Non-CSS or PSS members [pdf PDF 29 KB]

Attachment E – Total Remuneration Comparisons across jurisdictions  [pdf PDF 367 KB]

Attachment F – Definitions of APS allowances and entitlements [pdf PDF 321 KB]

Attachment G – Report on SES Remuneration in the Australian Public Service [pdf PDF 504 KB]

Attachment H – ACTPS Training and Professional Development for Executives [pdf PDF 381 KB]

Submissions

Please email your submission to remtrib@act.gov.au (preferred means of receipt) or post it to:

      The Chair

      ACT Remuneration Tribunal

      PO Box 964

      CIVIC SQUARE  ACT  2608

Please note submissions to the Tribunal are usually published on the Tribunal’s website. Please indicate in your submission if you would prefer it not be published and your reasoning.

Submissions for the 2017 Spring Review close at midday on Wednesday 11 October 2017. Submissions for the ACT Public Service Senior Executive Service Remuneration Review close at midday on Friday 10 November 2017.


The Chief Minister is seeking expressions of interest in appointment to the part-time statutory position as a Member of the ACT Remuneration Tribunal.

As a part-time statutory office holder, the Member works with the Chairperson to carry out the functions of the ACT Remuneration Tribunal under the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995.

The ACT Remuneration Tribunal conducts Reviews twice a year in Spring and Autumn. Major Reviews of remuneration and entitlements for Members of the Legislative Assembly and Part-time Public Office Holders have also been undertaken recently. Ad hoc reviews will occur where the Chief Minister has referred a new office to the Tribunal or an issue has arisen that the Tribunal decides to deal with outside the scheduled major reviews.

Members of the ACT Remuneration Tribunal perform much of their work outside formal sessions, reviewing documents, assessing submissions, providing advice to the Chairperson and assisting with media enquiries in the absence of the Chairperson.

The successful applicant will commence in the role on 1 October 2017.

Interested applicants should visit the Jobs ACT website for further information: http://www.jobs.act.gov.au/jobs/independent-statutory-offices/temporary/C04546.

Applications close 2 June 2017.


Following a supplementary meeting as part of its Autumn Review, The ACT Remuneration Tribunal has released the following determinations:


The ACT Remuneration Tribunal has released its Final Report on the Remuneration, Allowances and Other Entitlements for Part-time Public Office Holders. The final Report includes the Tribunal’s key decisions to:

  • revise the current framework for assessing the remuneration of Part-time Public Office holders by simplifying the current remuneration classification structure and transferring existing entities into it;
  • phase out the practice of combining annual and per diem payment methods for chairs and members on the same board or committee; and
  • foreshadow specifically excluding payment to ACT public servants for work as Part-time Public Office Holders.

These decisions will be implemented gradually from the Tribunal’s 2017 Spring Review onwards.

The Tribunal acknowledges the extremely important and valuable work of Part-time Public Office Holders in the ACT; many of whom are focused on giving back to their community through contributing their time and expertise in these roles.

Review of Remuneration, Allowances and Other Entitlements for Part-time Public Office Holders - Final Report [pdf PDF 1.38 MB]

Review of Remuneration, Allowances and Other Entitlements for Part-time Public Office Holders - Final Report [Word document DOC 520 KB]


Following on from their Autumn Review, the ACT Remuneration Tribunal has released the following determinations:

The Tribunal will advertise for submissions to support its annual Spring Review in the second half of 2017.


In February 2017, in accordance with the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995, the ACT Remuneration Tribunal will commence its annual review of the remuneration and allowances to be paid and other entitlements to be granted to:

  • Members of the Legislative Assembly (including the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, and other Ministers and Members of the Legislative Assembly holding particular offices);
  • the Head of Service, Directors-General and ACT Public Service Executives;
  • Full-time Holders of Public Office, referred to in Section 10(1) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995, including the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly; and
  • any other positions that have been referred by the Chief Minister to the Tribunal for consideration.

The Tribunal welcomes written submissions about the remuneration, allowances and other entitlements to be paid to the above office holders from interested persons including occupants of positions, organisations and associations, and members of the public.

So that the Tribunal can continue to make sound and supported remuneration decisions based on an assessment of work value, submissions should, where possible, provide supporting reasoning for any recommended changes to remuneration of a role. Some useful topics to address in submissions are:

  • the actual work of the role or entity and its impact on the ACT Community;
  • the role or entity’s scope of work;
  • what members would be responsible for/ what work they would do; and
  • your recommended remuneration for the role and any comparative data or examples that support your recommendation.

Please note submissions close at midday Tuesday 7 February 2017.

Submissions should be forwarded:

By email to: remtrib@act.gov.au (preferred means of receipt)

Or by post to:

The Chair

ACT Remuneration Tribunal

PO Box 964

CIVIC SQUARE  ACT  2608

Please note that submissions made to the Tribunal are made publicly available through the Tribunal’s website www.remunerationtribunal.act.gov.au. Anyone making a submission has the opportunity to indicate that a submission should not be publicised.


On 11 November 2016 the Tribunal released Determination 7 of 2016 - MLAs Communication Allowance [pdf PDF 627 KB] which outlines new arrangements for MLAs communication allowance.

Determination 7 of 2016 - MLAs Communication Allowance [Word document DOC 125 KB]


In May 2016, the Remuneration Tribunal released the discussion paper for their Review of Remuneration, Allowances and other Entitlements for Part-time Public Office Holders in the ACT Government. The Tribunal are currently considering all submissions and will discuss the Review at the 2016 Spring Sitting.

Review of Remuneration Allowances and Other Entitlements for PTPOH in the ACT Government [Word documentDOC 243 KB]

Review of Remuneration Allowances and Other Entitlements for PTPOH in the ACT Government [pdfPDF 1.26 MB]