ACT travel pay cut
MPs in the ACT will no longer receive allowances for turning up to parliament on sitting days.
The Territory’s Remuneration Tribunal has ditched a $90 a day payment for members of parliament with an electorate in the ACT or an electorate bordering the territory based in Queanbeyan.
None of the current crop of MPs in the ACT had been claiming the allowance, though several sitting MPs have used it in the past.
MPs and senators from interstate can still claim costs related to flights, accommodation and meals.
The longest trip an MP currently has to make to parliament is about 25 minutes for Liberal Senator Zed Seselja.