(Update: Apart from salaries all members apparently receive a residential allowance, a traveling allowance, an electorate allowance and an electorate office allowance, and in the case of some senior office holders, an expense allowance.)
|Bruce Atkinson The Age|
• a comprehensive risk assessment of the corruption risks in relation to the use of Members’ allowances and entitlements
• a corruption risk management plan describing the corruption risks identified and the strategies Parliament will adopt to manage each of these risks
• measures capable of detecting corrupt conduct and non-compliance by Members and electorate office staff."
Dare I say, proper accountability, and appropriate transparency must be an essential part of any such plan.
This was the only reference to the audit two years later in the Annual Report for 2010-2011:
You've got to love 'em.The Members’ Entitlements Audit Plan commenced in 2009/10 and will continue in 2011/12 covering both the 54th and 55th Parliament Members...