The Remuneration Tribunal is an independent statutory authority established under the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 (the Act). The Tribunal consists of three part-time members appointed by the Governor-General.
The Tribunal's annual reports are available in the Document Library.
The current Members are:
Mr John Conde AO – President - reappointed on 19 March 2013 as Member and President for a further five years from 25 June 2013. Mr Conde was originally appointed as a member of the Remuneration Tribunal on 18 June 1998. Mr Conde is Chairman of Bupa Australia Health Pty Ltd, Chairman of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Chairman of Destination New South Wales and associated entities, and Chairman of Cooper Energy and Deputy Chairman of Whitehaven Coal Limited. He is a Director of Dexus Property Group and Chairman of the McGrath Foundation Limited.Mr Conde is also Chairman of the Australian Olympic Committee (NSW) Fundraising Committee and a Director of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2015 Local Organising Committee (LOC).
Positions previously held include Chairman of Ausgrid (formerly EnergyAustralia), Director of BHP Billiton and Excel Coal Limited, Managing Director of Broadcast Investment Holdings Pty Limited, Director of Lumley Corporation, President of the National Heart Foundation of Australia and member of the Sydney Children's Hospital Network Board and Dermatology Research Foundation and Council of the Sydney Medical School Foundation
Mr John B Prescott AC – appointed from 25 February 2010 for five years. Mr Prescott is Chairman of Aurizon Holdings Limited (formerly QR National Limited), a Member of the President's Circle, AustralAsiaCentre, Asia Society (since 1999), a Global Counsellor of The Conference Board (since 2001) and Member of the Global Advisory Council (since 2013). Mr Prescott was previously a Director of Newmont Mining Corporation (2002-2013) and Chairman of ASC (formerly Australian Submarine Corporation Pty Ltd) from 2000 to 2009. From 1991 to 1998 Mr Prescott was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BHP.
Ms Jillian Segal AM – appointed from 12 April 2010 for five years. Ms Segal is a Director of the National Australia Bank Limited, a Director of ASX Ltd and Deputy Chancellor of the University of New South Wales. Ms Segal is also Chairman of the General Sir John Monash Foundation and a Director of the Garvan Institute for Medical Research. Formerly, she was President of the Administrative Review Council and Deputy Chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Prior to that Ms Segal sat on a number of industry and government boards and was a partner in Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens Arthur Robinson).
Role of the Tribunal
The Tribunal's role is to determine, report on or provide advice about remuneration, including allowances and entitlements that are within its jurisdiction for the following:
- federal Parliamentarians, including Ministers and Parliamentary office holders
- judicial and non-judicial offices of federal courts and tribunals
- Secretaries of Departments
- full-time and part-time holders of various public offices
- Principal Executive Offices
Tribunal's Advisory Role
The Parliamentary Service Act 1999 requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate to consult the Tribunal about the offices of Secretaries, the Parliamentary Service Commissioner and the Parliamentary Services Merit Protection Commissioner.
Fees and allowances
The fees and allowances of Remuneration Tribunal Members are set by regulation Remuneration Tribunal (Members' Fees and Allowances) Regulations 2005 made under the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973. The latest regulation can be found on the Comlaw website.
Remuneration Tribunal Sitting Dates
The Remuneration Tribunal considers matters at regular intervals throughout the year. Formal meetings are convened regularly throughout the year. Submissions prepared for consideration at a meeting need to have been received no less than four weeks prior to that meeting. For urgent work the Tribunal will consider submissions out of session. For information about planned Tribunal meetings, please contact the Remuneration Tribunal Secretariat on (02) 6202 3930 or by email .
Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal
PO Box 281
CIVIC SQUARE ACT 2608
Phone: (02) 6202 3930
Fax: (02) 6204 2736