Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Act 1975 No 4



An Act relating to the remuneration and allowances payable to the holders of certain offices; to make provision for the establishment of a Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal; and for these and other purposes to repeal the Statutory Salaries Adjustment Act 1975 and to amend the Supreme Court Act 1970, the District Court Act 1973 and certain other Acts.
Part 1 Preliminary
1   Name of Act
This Act may be cited as the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Act 1975.
2   Commencement
(1)  This section and section 1 shall commence on the date of assent to this Act.
(2)  Except as provided in subsections (1), (3) and (4), this Act shall commence on such day as may be appointed by the Governor in respect thereof and as may be notified by proclamation published in the Gazette.
(3)  Section 29 (1), (2) and (3) shall commence on the day on which the Higher Education Act 1969 is repealed or the date of assent to this Act, whichever is the later.
(4)  Section 29 (4) shall commence on the day on which the Securities Industry Act 1970 is repealed or the date of assent to this Act, whichever is the later.
3   (Repealed)
4   Definitions
(1)  In this Act, except in so far as the context or subject-matter otherwise indicates or requires:
office includes position.
regulation means regulation under this Act.
Tribunal means the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal established under this Act.
wages decision means a decision made by the Industrial Relations Commission under Part 3 of Chapter 2 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996 of:
(a)  the amount, or
(b)  the method by which an amount may be determined,
by which the rates of wages in awards under that Act will be varied following a National decision or State decision under that Part.
(2)  A reference (however expressed) in this Act to the holding, or the holder, of an office includes a reference to the holding, or the holder, of an appointment to that office.
s 4: Am 1979 No 94, Sch 1 (1); 1984 No 62, Schs 1 (1), 2 (1); 1989 No 104, Sch 2 (2); 1996 No 121, Sch 4.51 [1].
5   Amendment of Schedules 2 and 3
(1)  In this section, public office means an office, whether or not established by an Act, to which a person may be appointed by the Governor, and includes an office under an uncommenced enactment, but does not include an office specified in Schedule 1 or 4.
(2)  The Governor may, from time to time, by regulation, amend Part 1 of Schedule 2 by omitting therefrom words describing any former public office.
(3)  The Governor may, from time to time, by regulation, amend Part 2 of Schedule 2 or 3:
(a)  by inserting therein words describing any public office, or
(b)  by omitting therefrom words describing any public office or former public office.
(4)  The Governor may, from time to time, by regulation, amend Schedule 2 or 3 by omitting Part 2 and by inserting instead a Part containing words describing public offices.
(5)  The Governor may, from time to time, by regulation, amend Part 1 of Schedule 3 by omitting from Column 1 words describing any public office or former public office, together with any words in Column 2 appearing opposite that description.
Part 2 Administration
6   Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal
(1)  There shall be a Tribunal to be known as the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal.
(1A)  The Tribunal shall have and may exercise and perform the powers, authorities, duties and functions conferred or imposed on the Tribunal by or under this or any other Act.
(2)  The Governor may appoint a person to hold office as the Tribunal.
(3)  The one person may be appointed as, and hold office as, the Tribunal, the Parliamentary Remuneration Tribunal and the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal.
(4)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, a person shall not be appointed as the Tribunal, or as the deputy of the person appointed as the Tribunal, if he or she is:
(a)  an office holder (within the meaning of Part 3) or an executive office holder (within the meaning of Part 3A) or an executive (within the meaning of Part 3B),
(b)  a retired Judge of a court of New South Wales, or
(c)  a person who has retired from an office in which he or she served in New South Wales with the same status as a Judge of a court of New South Wales.
(5)  Subject to this Act, the Tribunal shall hold office for such period, not exceeding 3 years, as is specified in the instrument of appointment of the Tribunal and shall be eligible for re-appointment.
s 6: Am 1980 No 187, Sch 1; 1984 No 62, Sch 1 (2); 1989 No 104, Sch 2 (3); 1993 No 32, Sch 2; 2008 No 114, Sch 1.23 [1]; 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [1].
6AA   Tribunal to give effect to declared government policy on remuneration for public sector staff
(1)  This section applies to the determination under Part 3A (Remuneration packages for chief executive and senior executive office holders) of any alteration in the remuneration packages for executive office holders within the meaning of that Part.
(1A)  This section also applies to the determination of any alteration in the remuneration packages applicable to executive bands within the meaning of Part 3B.
(2)  In making a determination to which this section applies, the Tribunal is to give effect to the same policies on increases in remuneration as those that the Industrial Relations Commission is required to give effect to under section 146C of the Industrial Relations Act 1996 when making or varying awards or orders relating to the conditions of employment of public sector employees.
s 6AA: Ins 2011 No 25, Sch 3. Am 2013 No 29, Sch 1 [1]; 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [2].
6AB   Tribunal to give effect to declared government policy on remuneration of office holders under Part 3
(1)  This section applies to the determination under Part 3 (Remuneration of office holders (other than chief executive or senior executive office holders)) of any alteration in the remuneration to be paid to office holders within the meaning of that Part.
(2)  The Tribunal must, when making a determination to which this section applies, give effect to any policy concerning the remuneration of office holders:
(a)  that is declared by the regulations to be an aspect of government policy that is required to be given effect to by the Tribunal, and
(b)  that applies to the matter to which the determination relates.
(3)  Any such regulation may declare a policy by setting out the policy in the regulation or by adopting a policy set out in a relevant document referred to in the regulation.
(4)  This section extends to any inquiries that are pending in the Tribunal on the commencement of this section. A regulation made under this section extends to any inquiries that are pending in the Tribunal on the commencement of the regulation, unless the regulation otherwise provides.
(5)  This section has effect despite any other provision of this Act (other than sections 16 (6) and 21) or any other Act.
Note—
Section 16 (6) provides that a determination under Part 3 may be made so as to apply differently as between two or more persons holding the same office, being an office specified in Schedule 2 or 3 but not Schedule 1.
Section 21 prevents a determination under Part 3 from operating to reduce the rate at which remuneration is paid to the holder of an office specified in Schedule 1.
The offices specified by Schedule 1 include certain judicial offices.
s 6AB: Ins 2013 No 29, Sch 1 [2].
6A   Deputy of the person holding office as Tribunal
(1)  The Governor may, subject to section 6 (4), appoint a person to be the deputy of the person holding office as the Tribunal.
(2)  During any illness or absence of the person holding office as the Tribunal, the deputy has, and may exercise and perform, all of the powers, authorities, duties and functions of the Tribunal.
(3)  The Governor may, at any time, revoke the appointment of the deputy.
(4)  The deputy is entitled to be paid such remuneration (including travelling and subsistence allowances) as the Minister may from time to time determine in respect of the deputy.
s 6A: Ins 2008 No 114, Sch 1.23 [2].
7   Assessors
(1)  For the purposes of this Act, there are to be the following 2 assessors:
(a)  the Director-General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet,
(b)  an individual appointed by the Governor on the nomination of the Minister, being:
(i)  an individual who has, in the opinion of the Minister, special knowledge relating to salaries payable to persons engaged in commercial, banking, insurance, industrial or other activities at executive or management level, and
(ii)  is not, except as provided by subsection (1A), in the service of the State.
(1A)  An individual in the service of the State may be appointed as an assessor under subsection (1) (b) (ii) if the individual is in the service of the State only:
(a)  under this Act, or
(b)  as a member of a board, tribunal, council, committee, authority or similar body.
(2)  In exercising or performing the Tribunal’s powers, authorities, duties and functions under this or any other Act, the Tribunal shall:
(a)  be assisted by the assessors, and
(b)  take into consideration the views and recommendations tendered to the Tribunal by the assessors.
(2A)  Despite any other provision of this Act, the assessor appointed under subsection (1) (b), must not assist, or make a recommendation to, the Tribunal with respect to the exercise or performance of the Tribunal’s powers, authorities, duties or functions in relation to any office held by that assessor.
(3)  Subject to this Act, the assessor appointed under subsection (1) (b) shall hold office for such period, not exceeding 3 years, as is specified in the instrument of his or her appointment and shall be eligible for re-appointment.
(4)  The assessor referred to in subsection (1) (a) may appoint a deputy and, in the absence of the assessor, the deputy may act as an assessor.
s 7: Am 1979 No 94, Sch 1 (2); 1988 No 34, Sch 2; 1989 No 104, Sch 2 (4); 2008 No 114, Sch 1.23 [3]–[5].
8   Vacation of office
(1)  The person holding office as the Tribunal or assessor appointed under section 7 (1) (b) shall be deemed to have vacated his or her office:
(a)  if he or she dies,
(b)  if he or she becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with his or her creditors or makes an assignment of his or her fees or allowances as the Tribunal or assessor or of his or her estate for their benefit,
(c)  if he or she becomes a temporary patient, a continued treatment patient, a protected person or an incapable person within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1958 or a person under detention under Part 7 of that Act,
(d)  if he or she is convicted in New South Wales of an indictable offence that is punishable by imprisonment for 12 months or more or is convicted elsewhere than in New South Wales of an offence that, if committed in New South Wales, would be an offence so punishable,
(e)  if he or she resigns his or her office by writing under his or her hand addressed to the Governor, or
(f)  if he or she is removed from office by the Governor.
(2)  The Governor may remove the person holding office as the Tribunal or assessor referred to in subsection (1) from office for any cause which seems to the Governor sufficient.
s 8: Am 1999 No 94, sec 7 (1) and Sch 5, Part 1.
9   Fees and allowances payable to Tribunal and assessor
(1)  The Tribunal and any assessor appointed under section 7 (1) (b) are entitled to be paid such fees and allowances as the Minister may fix in respect of each of them.
(2)  The fees and allowances payable to:
(a)  the Tribunal shall be fixed before the appointment of the Tribunal, or
(b)  the assessor referred to in subsection (1) shall be fixed before his or her appointment,
and may be varied in respect of any year commencing on 1 April before that day.
10   Assistance for the Tribunal
The Minister shall make available to the Tribunal such officers and employees of the Public Service as may be necessary to assist the Tribunal in the exercise or performance of the powers, authorities, duties and functions of the Tribunal.
s 10: Am 1988 No 34, Sch 2.
10AA   Tribunal assistance to other entities
(1)  The Tribunal may enter into arrangements with any Minister or government agency or other body or person in the public sector for the provision of assistance by the Tribunal to the Minister, agency or other body or person by means of the provision of services that are within the Tribunal’s field of expertise and relevant to its functions.
(2)  However, the Tribunal is not to enter into an arrangement under this section:
(a)  for the provision of services relating to the remuneration or allowances payable to the holder of an office specified in Schedule 1, 2, 3 or 4, or
(b)  unless the Minister has approved of the arrangement (either generally or in a particular case).
(3)  In entering into an arrangement under this section, the Tribunal has a duty to ensure that giving effect to the arrangement will not interfere with the ability of the Tribunal to exercise its functions.
s 10AA: Ins 2002 No 112, Sch 1.26.
Part 3 Remuneration of office holders (except Part 3A or 3B office holders)
pt 3, hdg: Subst 1989 No 104, Sch 2 (5); 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [3].
10A   Definitions
In this Part:
allowance does not include a travelling or subsistence allowance, but includes a travelling or subsistence allowance for travel within Australia by the holder of an office specified in Schedule 1 who is:
(a)  a Judge or Acting Judge of a court, or
(b)  any other judicial officer (within the meaning of the Judicial Officers Act 1986) nominated by the Minister by notice in writing to the Tribunal for the purposes of this definition.
determination means a determination made by the Tribunal under section 13, 14, 15 or 15A.
head of a Public Service agency has the same meaning as in the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.
office holder means the holder of an office specified in Schedule 1, 2 or 3.
Public Service agency has the same meaning as in the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.
remuneration means remuneration by way of salary or allowances payable in money to an office holder.
s 10A: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 2 (6). Am 2001 No 97, Sch 1 [1]; 2019 No 1, Sch 1.20 [1].
11   Payment of remuneration to office holders
(1)  Each office holder is entitled to be paid:
(a)  a salary that is calculated in such a manner as is specified, and
(b)  allowances (if any) that are:
(i)  of such classes or kinds as are specified, and
(ii)  calculated in such a manner as is specified,
in respect of the office holder in a determination that is in force.
(2)  The holder of an office specified in:
(a)  Column 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 3—is not entitled to be paid remuneration by virtue of this section unless the office holder is the person described in column 2 of that part opposite the office so specified, or
(b)  Part 2 of Schedule 3—is not entitled to be paid remuneration by virtue of this section unless the office holder is required by the Governor (by the terms of his or her appointment or otherwise) to devote the whole of his or her time to the duties of his or her office.
(3)  All remuneration payable to the holder of an office specified in Schedule 1 by virtue of a determination that is in force is payable out of the Consolidated Fund which, to the necessary extent, is appropriated accordingly.
s 11: Am 1983 No 153, Sch 2.
11A   Employment benefits for non-judicial office holders
(1)  This section applies to office holders (other than office holders who are judicial officers within the meaning of the Judicial Officers Act 1986) who are nominated by the Minister by notice in writing to the Tribunal for the purposes of this section.
(2)  A determination of the remuneration to be paid to office holders to whom this section applies must fix the remuneration as a single amount without reference to salary or allowances.
(3)  An office holder to whom this section applies is entitled to be provided with employment benefits that Secretaries of Departments may be provided with under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 if:
(a)  the office holder elects by notice in writing to the Minister to be provided with those employment benefits, and
(b)  the Minister approves of that election, and
(c)  the remuneration otherwise payable to the office holder under section 11 is reduced by the cost of those employment benefits (being the cost determined under that Act of similar employment benefits provided to Secretaries of Departments).
(3A)  Contributions to a superannuation scheme by an employer (for superannuation purposes) in respect of an office holder who has made an election under subsection (3) that are required to be made by the employer under a law of the State relating to superannuation are, until provided for by an election under that subsection, taken to be an employment benefit for which there is an election in force under that subsection.
(4)  A nomination referred to in subsection (1) may be revoked at any time, but the revocation does not apply to the determination in force at the time of the revocation.
(5)  An election referred to in subsection (3) (a) may, with the approval of the Minister, be revoked at any time.
(6)  In the case of the holder of an office specified in Schedule 1:
(a)  a nomination referred to in subsection (1) may not be made or revoked without the approval of that office holder, and
(b)  an election referred to in subsection (3) (a) may be made or revoked without the Minister’s approval.
(7)  This section has effect despite anything to the contrary in this Part.
s 11A: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 2 (7). Am 1993 No 42, Sch 4; 2002 No 43, Sch 7.9 [1]; 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [4] [5].
11B   Salary sacrifice for motor vehicles and superannuation for office holders not subject to section 11A
(1)  This section applies to office holders other than office holders to whom section 11A applies.
(2)  The employment benefits that an office holder may be provided with under this section are either or both of the following:
(a)  the provision of a motor vehicle for private use by the office holder,
(b)  the payment, on behalf of the office holder, of employee contributions to a superannuation scheme (except in the case of an office holder to whom the Judges’ Pensions Act 1953 applies).
(3)  An office holder to whom this section applies is entitled to be provided with any such employment benefit if:
(a)  the office holder elects by notice in writing to the Minister to be provided with that employment benefit, and
(b)  the Minister approves of the provision of that employment benefit, and
(c)  the salary otherwise payable to the office holder under section 11 is reduced by the cost of that employment benefit (being the cost determined under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 of a similar employment benefit provided to the Secretary of a Department).
(4)  An election referred to in subsection (3) (a) may, with the approval of the Minister, be revoked at any time.
(4A)  The Minister may delegate the exercise of any function of the Minister under this section (other than this power of delegation) to:
(a)  the head of a Public Service agency, or
(b)  any person employed in a Public Service agency responsible to the Minister.
(5)  This section has effect despite anything to the contrary in this Part.
s 11B: Ins 2001 No 97, Sch 1 [2]. Am 2002 No 43, Sch 7.9 [1]; 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [6]; 2019 No 1, Sch 1.20 [2].
11C   Salary sacrifice for living away from home expenses for office holders not subject to section 11A
(1)  This section applies to office holders other than office holders to whom section 11A applies.
(2)  The employment benefit that an office holder may be provided with under this section is a living away from home allowance to compensate the office holder (and family members) for additional expenses incurred and disadvantages suffered as a result of the office holder being required to live away from the office holder’s usual place of residence in order to perform the office holder’s functions for a temporary period of time (such as accommodation and food expenses).
(3)  An office holder to whom this section applies is entitled to be provided with any such employment benefit if:
(a)  the office holder elects by notice in writing to the Minister to be provided with that employment benefit, and
(b)  the Minister approves of the provision of that employment benefit, and
(c)  the salary otherwise payable to the office holder under section 11 is reduced by the cost of that employment benefit (being the cost determined by the Secretary of the Department of Justice).
(4)  An election referred to in subsection (3) (a) may, with the approval of the Minister, be revoked at any time.
(4A)  The Minister may delegate the exercise of any function of the Minister under this section (other than this power of delegation) to:
(a)  the head of a Public Service agency, or
(b)  any person employed in a Public Service agency responsible to the Minister.
(5)  This section has effect despite anything to the contrary in this Part.
s 11C: Ins 2016 No 54, Sch 1.14 [1]. Am 2019 No 1, Sch 1.20 [3].
12   (Repealed)
13   Annual determinations
The Tribunal shall, in each year, make a determination of the remuneration to be paid to office holders as on and from 1 July in that year.
s 13: Am 1984 No 62, Sch 2 (3); 2001 No 97, Sch 1 [3]; 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [7].
14   Special determinations: by direction
(1)  Where the Minister so directs, the Tribunal, not later than the day specified in the direction as the day on or before which the determination is to be made, shall, after taking into consideration such matters as are specified in the direction and such other matters as the Tribunal thinks fit, make a determination as to whether, and (if so) how, any determination already made should be altered in relation to such office holders as are referred to in the direction.
(2)  A reference in subsection (1) to an office holder includes a reference to an office holder whose remuneration is not fixed by the determination to which the determination made under this section relates.
15   Special determinations: wages decisions
The Tribunal may, for the purpose of applying, in such manner as the Tribunal thinks appropriate, a wages decision to the remuneration of office holders or any of them or any class of them, make a determination as to whether, and (if so) how, any determination already made should be altered.
15A   Special determinations: wages decisions (on or after 4 April 1984)
(1)  While this section has effect, sections 13, 15, 16 (2), 18 (2) and 20 (2) do not have effect.
(2)  The Tribunal shall, as soon as practicable after the making of a wages decision, make a determination of the remuneration to be paid to office holders as on and from the day to be specified in the determination.
(3)  The reference in this section to a wages decision is a reference to a wages decision made on or after 4 April 1984 but does not include a reference to a decision prescribed by the regulations as a decision to which this section does not apply.
s 15A: Ins 1984 No 62, Sch 1 (3).
16   General provisions as to determinations
(1)  In making a determination, the Tribunal may determine:
(a)  that any class or kind of remuneration shall be at rates the same as or higher or lower than those at which it was payable immediately before the determination comes into force,
(b)  that any class or kind of allowance payable immediately before the determination came into force shall:
(i)  be payable to office holders or any of them or any class of them who or which are or is not in receipt of an allowance of that class or kind immediately before the determination comes into force,
(ii)  be not payable to office holders or any of them or any class of them who or which are or is in receipt of an allowance of that class or kind immediately before the determination comes into force,
(iii)  cease to be payable, or
(iv)  be replaced by an allowance of some other class or kind, or
(c)  that, in addition to any class or kind of remuneration payable at the time the determination is made, an allowance of some additional class or kind shall be payable to office holders or any of them or any class of them.
(1A)  A determination by the Tribunal of the remuneration to be paid to an office holder who is an officer in the Public Service may not be less than the maximum salary, at the time of the determination, for a clerk (grade 12) in the Public Service.
(2)  The Tribunal may, in a determination, make provision for the application, in such manner as the Tribunal thinks fit, of any wages decision that may be made after the date of the determination, but before the end of the period in which the determination has effect, to the remuneration to be paid to office holders or any of them or any class of them.
(3)  The Tribunal may make a determination that applies in relation to an office specified in Schedule 1, 2 or 3 notwithstanding that:
(a)  no person holds the office for the time being, or
(b)  the person who holds the office for the time being is not entitled to be paid remuneration under this Act.
(4)  The Tribunal may make a determination that does not apply in relation to an office specified in Schedule 1, 2 or 3 if:
(a)  no person holds the office for the time being, or
(b)  the person who holds the office for the time being is not entitled to be paid remuneration under this Act.
(5)  The Tribunal may, in a determination that applies in relation to an office specified in Schedule 2 or 3, provide that a special allowance (whether or not in addition to any other allowance) is payable only to the holder of the office who is named in the determination.
(6)  A determination may be made so as to apply differently as between two or more persons holding the same office, being an office specified in Schedule 2 or 3 but not Schedule 1.
(7)    (Repealed)
s 16: Am 1979 No 94, Sch 1 (3); 1989 No 104, Sch 2 (8); 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [8].
17   Inquiries
(1)  Before making a determination, the Tribunal may make such inquiry as the Tribunal thinks necessary.
(2)  An inquiry held for the purpose of a determination to be made under section 13 may not be commenced before 1 January in the year in which the determination is to be made.
(3)  In the exercise or performance of the Tribunal’s powers, authorities, duties and functions under this Part:
(a)  the Tribunal may inform himself or herself in such manner as the Tribunal thinks fit,
(b)  the Tribunal may receive written or oral submissions,
(c)  the Tribunal shall take into consideration submissions received by the Tribunal relating to the remuneration of office holders, whether or not those submissions were received in response to an invitation under subsection (4),
(d)  the Tribunal is not required to conduct any proceedings in a formal manner, and
(e)  the Tribunal is not bound by the rules of evidence.
(4)  Without affecting the generality of subsection (3), the Tribunal may invite submissions from office holders, Ministers of the Crown, members and officers of statutory bodies and Departments of the Government and any other persons.
s 17: Am 1989 No 104, Sch 2 (9); 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [9].
18   Tribunal’s reports
(1)    (Repealed)
(2)  The Tribunal shall, in each year, make a report to the Minister of the Tribunal’s determination made in that year under section 13.
(3)  The Tribunal shall, not later than the day specified in a direction referred to in section 14, as the day on or before which the determination is to be made, make a report to the Minister of the Tribunal’s determination made in consequence of that direction.
(4)  The Tribunal shall, as soon as practicable after making a determination under section 15 or 15A, make a report to the Minister of the Tribunal’s determination.
s 18: Am 1984 No 62, Schs 1 (4), 2 (4); 2001 No 97, Sch 1 [4].
19   Report to be tabled
(1)  The report of a determination shall:
(a)  be published in the Gazette as soon as practicable after the report is received by the Minister, and
(b)  be laid before each House of Parliament within 14 sitting days of that House after the day on which it is so published.
(2)  Failure to lay a report before each House of Parliament in accordance with this section does not affect the validity of a determination, but the report must nevertheless be laid before each House.
s 19: Am 1984 No 62, Sch 1 (5). Subst 1987 No 48, Sch 32.
19A   Disallowance of determinations
(1)  Either House of Parliament may pass a resolution disallowing a determination:
(a)  at any time before the relevant report is laid before the House, or
(b)  at any time after the relevant report is laid before the House, but only if notice of the resolution was given within 15 sitting days of the House after the relevant report was so laid.
(2)  On the passing of a resolution disallowing a determination:
(a)  in the case of a determination under section 13 or 15A—the determination shall have effect as if it were a determination that remuneration payable to office holders shall be of the same classes or kinds, and at the same rates, as those payable immediately before the determination came or comes into force, as the case requires, or
(b)  in the case of a determination under section 14 or 15—the determination shall thereupon cease to have effect.
(3)  Nothing in subsection (2) affects any remuneration paid or payable in respect of any period before the date of the resolution referred to in that subsection.
s 19A: Ins 1987 No 48, Sch 32.
20   Operation of determinations
(1)  Subject to this Act, a determination, the report of which is published in the Gazette under section 19 (1) and which was made under:
(a)    (Repealed)
(b)  section 13—shall come into force, or be deemed to have come into force, on 1 July in the year in which it is made, and
(c)  section 14, 15 or 15A—shall come into force, or be deemed to have come into force, on the day specified in the determination as the day on which the determination is, or is to be deemed, to come into force.
(2)  Subject to this Act, a determination shall continue in force until and including 30 September next following the day on which it comes into force.
(2A)  Subject to this Act, a determination made under section 15A shall continue in force until another determination made under section 13 or 15A comes into force.
(2B)  A determination made under section 13 or 15A has effect subject to any subsequent alteration that was made under section 14 or 15 and that is in force.
(2C)  A determination made under section 13 shall not come into force if, after it was made and before it would, but for this subsection, have come into force, a determination made under section 15A comes into force.
(3)  A determination has effect subject to any alteration made to it by a determination that was made under section 14 or 15 and that is in force.
(4)  Where:
(a)  a determination is made under section 15 for the purpose of applying a wages decision,
(a1)  a determination is made under section 15A in consequence of the making of a wages decision, or
(b)  a wages decision is to be applied in accordance with a provision of the kind referred to in section 16 (2),
no alteration of remuneration shall be effected thereby before:
(c)  the day as on and from which rates of wages in awards made under the Industrial Relations Act 1996 are varied in consequence of the wages decision, or
(d)  where any of those rates are so varied as on and from different days—the earlier or earliest of those days.
(5)  A determination shall not be challenged, reviewed, quashed or called into question before any court or in any legal proceedings, or restrained, removed or otherwise affected by proceedings in the nature of prohibition, mandamus, certiorari or otherwise.
s 20: Am 1984 No 62, Schs 1 (6), 2 (5); 1996 No 121, Sch 4.51 [2]; 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [10].
21   Restrictions on reduction of remuneration of certain office holders
(1)  Notwithstanding any other section of this Act, a determination does not operate so as to reduce the rate at which remuneration is payable to the holder of an office specified in Schedule 1.
(2)  Where an Act contains a provision to the effect that subsection (1) does not apply to a determination made before the date of assent to that Act, then, subject to that Act, the reduction effected by virtue of that Act does not, in relation to any period before that date, apply to a person who is not an office holder at that date.
(3)  A determination does not operate so as to reduce, contrary to a written contract or agreement entered into by a person and by or on behalf of the State or the Government of the State, the rate at which remuneration is payable to the person as an office holder, unless the person agrees in writing.
22   Remuneration payable during period before publication of report
(1)  If the report of a determination made under section 13 is published in the Gazette after 1 July in the year in which it is made, each office holder is, for the period commencing on and including that day and ending on and including the day preceding the date of publication, entitled to be paid the remuneration that the office holder would have been entitled to be paid had the determination in force on the preceding 30 June continued in force, subject to any adjustment necessary by reason of the making and publication of the report.
(2)  Notwithstanding anything in this Act, where a determination takes effect on a date (referred to in this subsection as the effective date) that is earlier than the date of publication in the Gazette of the report of the determination, a person who:
(a)  was an office holder at or at any time after the effective date, and
(b)  was not an office holder at the date of publication,
is not, in relation to any period before the date of publication, affected by the determination, unless:
(c)  the determination would, if he or she had continued in office, operate to increase the remuneration payable to him or her in relation to that period, and
(d)  he or she ceased to hold office otherwise than by reason of resigning office (except by way of retirement) or by reason of removal from office by the Governor or by resolution of either or both of the Houses of Parliament.
s 22: Am 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [11] [12].
23   Remuneration of office holders not dealt with
(1)  Where, but for this subsection, no remuneration would be payable to an office holder in respect of any period during which he or she is an office holder, the Minister may, from time to time, fix the remuneration payable to the office holder in respect of that period.
(2)  The remuneration payable to an office holder under subsection (1) is payable until a determination applicable to the office holder comes into force.
(3)  The holder of an office specified in:
(a)  Column 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 3—is not entitled to be paid remuneration by virtue of this section unless the office holder is the person described in Column 2 of that Part opposite the office so specified, or
(b)  Part 2 of Schedule 3—is not entitled to be paid remuneration by virtue of this section unless the office holder is required by the Governor (by the terms of the office holder’s appointment or otherwise) to devote the whole of the office holder’s time to the duties of the office holder’s office.
23A   Application of quantum and principles determined in State Wage Cases
The Tribunal in making a determination under section 14 or 15A, and the Minister in fixing remuneration under section 23, shall:
(a)  have regard to the most recent determination of the Industrial Commission of New South Wales under section 57 of the Industrial Arbitration Act 1940 of:
(i)  the amount, or
(ii)  the method by which an amount may be determined,
by which rates of wages in awards made under that Act shall be varied, and
(b)  adopt, as far as practicable, the principles of wage fixation for the time being adopted as a general ruling or declaration of principle, by that Commission, in connection with awards made under that Act.
ss 23A, 23B: Ins 1984 No 62, Sch 1 (7).
23B   Suspension of sections 15A and 23A
(1)  The Governor may, by order published in the Gazette, declare that sections 15A and 23A are suspended either until a specified date or until further notice is given by order published in the Gazette.
(2)  While a declaration under this section is in force, sections 15A and 23A do not have effect.
Editorial note—
Declaration suspending operation of secs 15A and 23A until further notice published in Gazette No 5 of 20.1.1989, p 322.
ss 23A, 23B: Ins 1984 No 62, Sch 1 (7).
24   This Act to prevail
An office holder is entitled to the remuneration provided for by this Act in respect of the office holder, instead of that payable to the office holder by or under any other Act.
Part 3A Remuneration packages for chief executive and senior executive office holders (except Part 3B office holders)
pt 3A, hdg: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1). Am 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [13].
pt 3A: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1).
24A   Definitions
In this Part:
chief executive office holder means the holder of a position referred to in Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule 2 to the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002.
determination means a determination made by the Tribunal under section 24B, 24C or 24D.
executive office holder means a chief executive office holder or a senior executive office holder.
remuneration package means the annual amount payable under section 74 of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002:
(a)  as monetary remuneration for the executive office holder, or
(b)  partly as that remuneration and partly as the cost to the employer of the executive office holder of employment benefits.
senior executive office holder means the holder of a senior executive position within the meaning of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002.
s 24A: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1). Am 1990 No 48, Sch 1; 1993 No 39, Sch 2; 2002 No 43, Sch 7.9 [2]–[4]; 2011 No 62, Sch 3.34 [1] [2]; 2016 No 2, Sch 5.4 [1]–[3].
24AA   Application of Part
(1)  This Part does not apply to the Secretary of a Department of the Public Service or to any other Public Service senior executive to whom Division 4 of Part 4 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 applies.
(2)  A reference in this Part to the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002 is a reference to that Act as in force immediately before its repeal, as continued in operation in relation to executive office holders by the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.
s 24AA: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [14].
24B   Initial determinations
(1)  The Tribunal is required to make, as soon as practicable after the commencement of this Part, a determination of the remuneration packages for executive office holders.
(2)  The Tribunal is required to make, as occasion requires, a determination of the remuneration package for an executive office holder not included in any previous determination.
(3)  The Tribunal may make a determination under this section in respect of a prospective executive office holder notified to the Tribunal by the Minister.
s 24B: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1).
24C   Annual determinations
The Tribunal is required to make, in each year, a determination of the remuneration packages for executive office holders as on and from 1 July in that year.
s 24C: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1). Am 2001 No 97, Sch 1 [5]; 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [15].
24D   Special determinations
(1)  If the Minister so directs, the Tribunal is required to make (not later than the day specified in the direction as the day on or before which the determination is to be made) a determination as to whether, and (if so) how, any determination already made should be altered in relation to such executive office holders as are referred to in the direction.
(2)  A reference in subsection (1) to an executive office holder includes a reference to an executive office holder whose remuneration package is not fixed by the determination to which the determination made under this section relates.
ss 24D–24F: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1).
24E   Directions by Minister
(1)  The Minister may give the Tribunal directions as to matters which the Tribunal should take into consideration when making determinations of the remuneration packages for executive office holders or for any of them or for any class of them.
(2)  In making a determination, the Tribunal must take into consideration any such matters and such other matters as the Tribunal thinks fit.
ss 24D–24F: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1).
24F   General provisions relating to determinations
(1)  In making a determination, the Tribunal may:
(a)  fix, as a remuneration package, a specified amount or any amount that is within a specified range of amounts, or
(b)  provide that a different remuneration package applies in the case of an executive office holder who is named in the determination, or
(c)  increase, reduce or not change any remuneration package, or
(d)  fix remuneration packages for particular executive office holders or for classes of executive office holders.
(2)  A remuneration package determined by the Tribunal for an executive office holder may not be less than the remuneration package which the Tribunal considers appropriate for a clerk (grade 12) in the Public Service with general administrative duties.
(3)  The Tribunal may make a determination that applies in relation to an executive office holder even though no person holds the office for the time being.
ss 24D–24F: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1).
24G   Inquiries
(1)  Before making a determination, the Tribunal may make such inquiry as the Tribunal thinks necessary.
(2)  An inquiry for the purpose of a determination to be made under section 24C (Annual determinations) may not be commenced before 1 January in the year in which the determination is to be made.
(3)  In the exercise or performance of the Tribunal’s powers, authorities, duties and functions under this Part:
(a)  the Tribunal may inform himself or herself in such manner as he or she thinks fit,
(b)  the Tribunal may receive written or oral submissions,
(c)  the Tribunal must take into consideration submissions received by him or her relating to the remuneration packages for executive office holders, whether or not those submissions were received in response to an invitation under subsection (4),
(d)  the Tribunal is not required to conduct any proceedings in a formal manner, and
(e)  the Tribunal is not bound by the rules of evidence.
(4)  Without affecting the generality of subsection (3), the Tribunal may invite submissions from executive office holders, Ministers of the Crown, members and officers of statutory bodies and Departments of the Government and any other persons.
s 24G: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1). Am 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [16].
24H   Tribunal’s reports
(1)  The Tribunal must, as soon as practicable after making a determination under section 24B (Initial determinations), make a report to the Minister of the Tribunal’s determination.
(2)  The Tribunal must, in each year, make a report to the Minister of the Tribunal’s determination under section 24C (Annual determinations).
(3)  The Tribunal must, not later than the day specified in a direction referred to in section 24D (Special determinations) as the day on or before which the determination is to be made, make a report to the Minister of the Tribunal’s determination made in consequence of that direction.
s 24H: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1). Am 2001 No 97, Sch 1 [6].
24I   Publication of determinations
The report of a determination may be published by the Minister in the Gazette and in such other manner as the Minister thinks fit.
s 24I: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1).
24J   Operation of determinations
(1)  Subject to this Part, a determination which was made under:
(a)  section 24B (Initial determinations)—is to be taken to have come into force on the date that the first appointment is made to the office concerned, and
(b)  section 24C (Annual determinations)—comes into force, or is to be taken to have come into force, on 1 July in the year in which it is made, and
(c)  section 24D (Special determinations)—comes into force, or is to be taken to have come into force, on the day specified in the determination as the day on which the determination is, or is to be taken, to come into force.
(2)  Subject to this Part, a determination continues in force until and including 30 September next following the day on which it comes into force.
(3)  Subject to this Part, a determination has effect subject to any determination that was made under section 24D (Special determinations) and that is in force.
(4)  A determination may not be challenged, reviewed, quashed or called into question before any court in any legal proceedings, or restrained, removed or otherwise affected by proceedings in the nature of prohibition, mandamus, certiorari or otherwise.
s 24J: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1). Am 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [17].
24K   Remuneration package during period before making of report
(1)  If the report of a determination under section 24C (Annual determinations) is made to the Minister after 1 July in any year, the remuneration package for each executive office holder is (for the period commencing on and including that day and ending on and including the day preceding the date the report is made) the remuneration package that would have been applicable had the determination in force on the preceding 30 June continued in force (subject to any adjustment necessary because of the making of the report).
(2)  Despite anything in this Part, if a determination takes effect on a date (the effective date) that is earlier than the date that the report of the determination is made to the Minister, a person who:
(a)  was an executive office holder at or at any time before the effective date, and
(b)  was not an executive office holder at the date that the report is made,
is not, in relation to any period before the date the report is made, affected by the determination, unless:
(c)  the determination would, if the person had continued in office, operate to increase the remuneration package for the person in relation to that period, and
(d)  the person ceased to hold office otherwise than because of the resignation of his or her office (except by way of retirement) or because of his or her removal from office.
s 24K: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1). Am 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [18] [19].
24L   Remuneration packages for executive office holders not dealt with
(1)  If, but for this section, no remuneration package would be applicable to an executive office holder in respect of any period during which he or she is an executive office holder, the Minister may, from time to time, fix the remuneration package for the executive office holder in respect of that period.
(2)  The remuneration package for an executive office holder under this section applies until a determination applicable to the person comes into force.
s 24L: Ins 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (1).
Part 3B Remuneration packages for Public Service and other senior executives
pt 3B, hdg: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20]. Am 2016 No 2, Sch 5.4 [4].
pt 3B: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20].
24M   Definitions
In this Part:
determination means a determination made by the Tribunal under section 24N, 24O or 24P.
government sector senior executive employment legislation means any of the following:
(a)  Division 4 of Part 4 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013,
(b)  Part 5 of the Police Act 1990 (as inserted by the amending Act),
(c)  Part 3 of Chapter 9 of the Health Services Act 1997 (as inserted by the amending Act),
(d)  Part 7A of the Transport Administration Act 1988 (as inserted by the amending Act).
remuneration package means the annual amount payable to a senior executive under the government sector senior executive employment legislation:
(a)  as monetary remuneration for the executive, or
(b)  partly as that remuneration and partly as the cost to the employer of the executive’s employment benefits.
senior executive means:
(a)  the Secretary of a Department of the Public Service or any other Public Service senior executive to whom Division 4 of Part 4 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 applies, or
(b)  any NSW Police Force senior executive to whom Part 5 of the Police Act 1990 (as inserted by the amending Act) applies, or
(c)  any NSW Health Service senior executive to whom Part 3 of Chapter 9 of the Health Services Act 1997 (as inserted by the amending Act) applies, or
(d)  any Transport Service senior executive to whom Part 7A of the Transport Administration Act 1988 (as inserted by the amending Act) applies,
and includes the Commissioner of Police (but only on and from the date of commencement of Schedule 3 to the amending Act).
s 24M: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20]. Am 2016 No 2, Sch 5.4 [5]–[7].
24N   Initial determinations
(1)  The Tribunal is required to make, as soon as practicable after the commencement of this Part, a determination of the remuneration package for each band in which senior executives may be employed under the government sector senior executive employment legislation.
(2)  The Tribunal may make a determination under this section in respect of a prospective band in which senior executives may be employed that is notified to the Tribunal by the Minister.
s 24N: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20]. Am 2016 No 2, Sch 5.4 [8].
24O   Annual determinations
The Tribunal is required to make, in each year, a determination of remuneration packages for senior executives as on and from 1 July in that year.
ss 24O, 24P: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20].
24P   Special determinations
If the Minister so directs, the Tribunal is required to make (not later than the day specified in the direction as the day on or before which the determination is to be made) a determination as to whether, and (if so) how, any determination already made should be altered in relation to remuneration packages as are referred to in the direction.
ss 24O, 24P: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20].
24Q   Matters to be taken into consideration by Tribunal
(1)  The Minister or the Public Service Commissioner may notify the Tribunal of matters which the Tribunal should take into consideration when making determinations of the remuneration packages for senior executives.
(2)  In making a determination, the Tribunal must take into consideration any such matters and such other matters as the Tribunal thinks fit.
s 24Q: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20]. Am 2017 No 63, Sch 1.18.
24R   General provisions relating to determinations
(1)  In making a determination, the Tribunal:
(a)  is to fix, as the remuneration package, any amount that is within a specified range of amounts, and
(b)  is to fix a single remuneration package for all senior executives employed in a specified band, and
(c)  may provide that a different remuneration package applies in the case of particular senior executives named in the determination (but only if the Minister has requested the Tribunal to do so), and
(d)  may increase, reduce or not change any remuneration package.
(2)  A remuneration package determined by the Tribunal may not be less than the remuneration package which the Tribunal considers appropriate for a clerk (grade 12) in the Public Service with general administrative duties.
(3)  Despite subsection (1), the Tribunal may, in making a determination, fix a remuneration package:
(a)  for a particular senior executive named in the determination, or
(b)  for a particular role, office or position specified in the determination, or
(c)  for a particular class of senior executives specified in the determination,
that is higher than the remuneration range otherwise determined by the Tribunal for the band in which a senior executive to whom the determination relates is or is to be employed (but only if the Minister has directed the Tribunal to do so).
(4)  For the purposes of the government sector senior executive employment legislation, any such higher remuneration package is taken to be within the remuneration range for the band in which the senior executive concerned is employed.
(5)  The Tribunal may make a determination that applies in relation to a particular role, office or position even though no person is assigned to the role, or holds the office or position, for the time being.
s 24R: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20]. Am 2016 No 2, Sch 5.4 [9].
24S   Inquiries
(1)  Before making a determination, the Tribunal may make such inquiry as the Tribunal thinks necessary.
(2)  An inquiry for the purpose of a determination to be made under section 24O (Annual determinations) may not be commenced before 1 January in the year in which the determination is to be made.
(3)  In the exercise or performance of the Tribunal’s powers, authorities, duties and functions under this Part:
(a)  the Tribunal may inform himself or herself in such manner as he or she thinks fit, and
(b)  the Tribunal may receive written or oral submissions, and
(c)  the Tribunal must take into consideration submissions received by him or her relating to the remuneration packages for senior executives, whether or not those submissions were received in response to an invitation under subsection (4), and
(d)  the Tribunal is not required to conduct any proceedings in a formal manner, and
(e)  the Tribunal is not bound by the rules of evidence.
(4)  Without affecting the generality of subsection (3), the Tribunal may invite submissions from senior executives, Ministers of the Crown, the Public Service Commissioner and any other persons.
ss 24S–24X: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20].
24T   Tribunal’s reports
(1)  The Tribunal must, as soon as practicable after making a determination under section 24N (Initial determinations), make a report to the Minister of the Tribunal’s determination.
(2)  The Tribunal must, in each year, make a report to the Minister of the Tribunal’s determination under section 24O (Annual determinations).
(3)  The Tribunal must, not later than the day specified in a direction referred to in section 24P (Special determinations) as the day on or before which the determination is to be made, make a report to the Minister of the Tribunal’s determination made in consequence of that direction.
ss 24S–24X: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20].
24U   Publication of determinations
The report of a determination may be published by the Minister in the Gazette and in such other manner as the Minister thinks fit.
ss 24S–24X: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20].
24V   Operation of determinations
(1)  Subject to this Part, a determination which was made under:
(a)  section 24N (Initial determinations)—comes into force when it is made, and
(b)  section 24O (Annual determinations)—comes into force, or is to be taken to have come into force, on 1 July in the year in which it is made, and
(c)  section 24P (Special determinations)—comes into force, or is to be taken to have come into force, on the day specified in the determination as the day on which the determination is, or is to be taken, to come into force.
(2)  Subject to this Part, a determination continues in force until and including 30 June next following the day on which it comes into force.
(3)  Subject to this Part, a determination has effect subject to any determination that was made under section 24P (Special determinations) and that is in force.
(4)  A determination may not be challenged, reviewed, quashed or called into question before any court in any legal proceedings, or restrained, removed or otherwise affected by proceedings in the nature of prohibition, mandamus, certiorari or otherwise.
ss 24S–24X: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20].
24W   Remuneration package during period before making of report
(1)  If the report of a determination under section 24O (Annual determinations) is made to the Minister after 1 July in any year, the remuneration package for the senior executives is (for the period commencing on and including that day and ending on and including the day preceding the date the report is made) the remuneration package that would have been applicable had the determination in force on the preceding 30 June continued in force (subject to any adjustment necessary because of the making of the report).
(2)  Despite anything in this Part, if a determination takes effect on a date (the effective date) that is earlier than the date that the report of the determination is made to the Minister, a person who:
(a)  was a senior executive at or at any time before the effective date, and
(b)  was not a senior executive at the date that the report is made,
is not, in relation to any period before the date the report is made, affected by the determination, unless:
(c)  the determination would, if the person had continued as a senior executive, operate to increase the remuneration package for the person in relation to that period, and
(d)  the person ceased to be a senior executive otherwise than because of his or her resignation (except by way of retirement) or because of his or her removal as a senior executive.
ss 24S–24X: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20].
24X   Remuneration packages for senior executives not dealt with
(1)  If, but for this section, no remuneration package would be applicable to a senior executive in respect of any period during which he or she is a senior executive, the Minister may, from time to time, fix the remuneration package for the senior executive in respect of that period.
(2)  The remuneration package for a senior executive under this section applies until a determination applicable to the person comes into force.
ss 24S–24X: Ins 2013 No 40, Sch 6.9 [20].
Part 4 Miscellaneous
25   Regulations
The Governor may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, for or with respect to any matter that by this Act is required or permitted to be prescribed or that is necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.
26   Determination of emoluments
(1)  In this section, emoluments includes salary, allowances, fees and expenses, but does not include remuneration within the meaning of this Act.
(2)  A reference (however expressed), in an enactment, or part of an enactment, for the time being prescribed for the purposes of this section, to:
(a)  the determination or fixing of emoluments by the Governor or by regulation, or
(b)  emoluments determined or fixed by the Governor or by regulation,
is a reference to:
(c)  the determination or fixing of emoluments by the Minister administering the enactment or part, or
(d)  emoluments determined or fixed by that Minister,
as the case may require.
(3)  A reference in subsection (2) (a) or (b) to a regulation does not include a reference to a regulation under this Act.
27   Repeal of Act No 10, 1975
The Statutory Salaries Adjustment Act 1975 is repealed.
28, 29   (Repealed)
30   Transitional provisions
Schedule 6 has effect.
Schedule 1 Public offices
(Sections 4, 5, 11, 21)
Governor
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
President of the Court of Appeal
Judge of the Supreme Court, other than the Chief Justice and President of the Court of Appeal
Judge of the District Court, other than the Chief Judge
President of the Children’s Court
Associate Judge or acting associate Judge (under the Supreme Court Act 1970)
Chief Magistrate (under the Local Court Act 2007)
Deputy Chief Magistrate (under the Local Court Act 2007)
Magistrate (under the Local Court Act 2007), other than the Chief Magistrate, a Deputy Chief Magistrate, a Children’s Magistrate, the State Coroner or the Deputy State Coroner
Acting Magistrate (under the Local Court Act 2007)
Chief Industrial Magistrate
Children’s Magistrate
State Coroner
Deputy State Coroner
Auditor-General
Electoral Commissioner for New South Wales
Ombudsman
Commissioner of the New South Wales Crime Commission
Full-time Assistant Commissioner of the New South Wales Crime Commission
Director of Public Prosecutions
Acting Judge of the Supreme Court or of the District Court
Privacy Commissioner
Chief Commissioner of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission
Full-time Commissioner for Integrity of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission
Full-time Commissioner for Oversight of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission
Full-time Assistant Commissioner of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission
Information Commissioner
Public Service Commissioner
Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer
sch 1: Am 1977 No 48, sec 128 (1); 1979 No 94, Sch 1 (4); 1980 No 69, sec 2; 1981 No 17, sec 3; 1982 No 143, Sch 2 (1); 1985 No 118, Sch 2; 1986 No 206, Sch 6 (1); 1986 No 212, Sch 1; 1988 No 34, Sch 2; 1990 No 108, Sch 1; 1991 No 17, Sch 1; 1991 No 34, Sch 3; 1993 No 39, Sch 2; 1995 No 21, Sch 2; 1996 No 17, Sch 5; 1996 No 30, Sch 1; 1996 No 104, Sch 2.4 (1) (2); 1997 No 77, Sch 6.6 [1]; 1998 No 133, Sch 3.8; 1999 No 31, Sch 1.45 [1]; 1999 No 85, Sch 1.24; 2002 No 70, Sch 5; 2003 No 66, Sch 2 [1]; 2003 No 82, Sch 1.38; 2005 No 28, Sch 5.45; 2005 No 31, Sch 14.6; 2007 No 92, Sch 4.16 [1]; 2007 No 94, Schs 1.93 [1], 2; 2009 No 13, Sch 2.5 [1]–[3]; 2009 No 53, Sch 1.4; 2010 No 71, Sch 4.4; 2011 No 48, Sch 2.12; 2012 No 53, Sch 10.2; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.136 [1]; 2015 No 19, Sch 15.20; 2016 No 48, Sch 2.32 [1]; 2016 No 54, Sch 1.14 [2]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.41.
Schedule 2 Public offices
(Sections 4, 5, 11)
Part 1
Valuer-general
Senior Public Defender
Deputy Senior Public Defender
Public Defender
Solicitor General
Senior referee of consumer claims tribunals
Referee of consumer claims tribunals, other than the senior referee
Commissioner of Corrective Services
Deputy Commissioner of Corrective Services
Crown Advocate
Senior Commissioner (under the Land and Environment Court Act 1979)
Full-time Commissioner (under the Land and Environment Court Act 1979)
Acting Commissioner (under the Land and Environment Court Act 1979)
Full-time President of the Anti-Discrimination Board
President of the Workers Compensation Commission
Deputy President of the Workers Compensation Commission
Acting Deputy President of the Workers Compensation Commission
Registrar of the Workers Compensation Commission
Senior Arbitrator or other full-time Arbitrator of the Workers Compensation Commission
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions
Solicitor for Public Prosecutions
Senior Crown Prosecutor
Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor
Crown Prosecutor
Member of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council
Full-time Assessor (under Part 3 of the Local Court Act 2007)
Part-time Assessor (under Part 3 of the Local Court Act 2007)
Chief Commissioner of the Industrial Relations Commission
Commissioner (being a member of the Industrial Relations Commission)
Chairperson of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (being a full-time member)
Full-time permanent member of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal who is not the Chairperson
Full-time conciliator (under the Health Care Complaints Act 1993)
Full-time or part-time President of the Mental Health Review Tribunal
Full-time Deputy President of the Mental Health Review Tribunal
Part-time Deputy President of the Mental Health Review Tribunal
Chairperson of the Board of the Aboriginal Housing Office (being a full-time member)
Inspector of Custodial Services
Registrar under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983
Commissioner for the Natural Resources Commission (being a full-time office holder)
Assistant Commissioner for the Natural Resources Commission (being a full-time office holder)
Principal Claims Assessor under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999
Chairperson of the Board of Infrastructure NSW
Full-time member of the Independent Planning Commission
Mental Health Commissioner
Full-time Deputy Mental Health Commissioner
Small Business Commissioner
Full-time appointed member of the Greater Sydney Commission
Full-time or part-time member of the Board of Governors of a Corporation constituted by the Electricity Retained Interest Corporations Act 2015
Principal Claims Assessor under the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017
Full-time member of the Board of the Western City and Aerotropolis Authority
Part 2
Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
Clerk of the Parliaments
Director of the State Secretariat to the Constitution Convention Delegation
Deputy Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
Deputy Clerk of the Legislative Council
Executive Manager, Parliamentary Services
Parliamentary Budget Officer (under the Parliamentary Budget Officer Act 2010)
sch 2: Am 1976 No 4, sec 29 (1); GG No 39 of 19.3.1976, p 1253; 1976 No 34, Sch 6; 1976 No 62, sec 36; 1976 No 65, Sch 4; 1976 No 76, sec 20; 1977 No 77, Sch 2; 1978 No 41, sec 3; 1978 No 104, sec 3; 1978 No 144, sec 3; 1978 No 154, sec 3 (a); 1978 No 156, sec 3; 1979 No 37, sec 2; 1979 No 52, sec 3; 1979 No 60, sec 2; 1979 No 83, secs 3, 4; 1979 No 105, sec 3; 1979 No 111, sec 3; 1979 No 114, sec 3; 1979 No 137, sec 3; 1979 No 183, sec 3; 1979 No 205, Sch 2, Pt 1 (am 1980 No 74, Sch 8 (2)); 1979 No 210, sec 3; 1980 No 24, Sch 2; 1980 No 47, sec 3 (a); 1980 No 51, sec 2; 1980 No 72, sec 3; 1980 No 83, sec 3; 1980 No 107, sec 3; GG No 117 of 22.8.1980, p 4347; GG No 166 of 7.11.1980, p 5736; 1980 No 179, sec 3; 1980 No 187, Sch 1; 1981 No 91, sec 3; GG No 118 of 21.8.1981, p 4418; GG No 174 of 13.11.1981, p 5782; 1981 No 121, Sch 1; 1982 No 57, sec 3; 1982 No 64, sec 3; 1982 No 66, sec 3; 1982 No 120, sec 3; 1982 No 137, sec 3; 1982 No 143, Sch 2 (2); 1982 No 148, Sch 2; 1982 No 167, sec 2; 1983 No 58, sec 2; 1983 No 85, sec 3; 1983 No 108, sec 3 (1) (2) (a); 1983 No 158, sec 3; 1983 No 181, Sch 2; 1984 No 50, sec 2; 1984 No 93, Sch 1, Pt 1; 1984 No 99, sec 2; 1984 No 102, sec 3; 1984 No 104, sec 2; 1984 No 153, Sch 16; 1985 No 49, sec 3; 1985 No 87, sec 3; 1985 No 94, Sch 1; 1985 No 108, sec 2; 1985 No 138, sec 3 (1); 1985 No 230, sec 3; 1985 No 231, Sch 31; GG No 178 of 20.12.1985, p 6728 (on and from 1.1.1986); 1986 No 34, sec 3; 1986 No 64, sec 2; 1986 No 84, sec 2; 1986 No 88, sec 3; 1986 No 156, sec 5; 1986 No 205, Sch 2; 1986 No 206, Sch 6 (2); 1986 No 212, Sch 1; 1986 No 218, Sch 47; 1987 No 14, sec 4; 1987 No 16, sec 4; 1987 No 58, Sch 3; 1987 No 59, sec 21; 1987 No 79, Sch 1; 1987 No 108, Sch 1; 1987 No 119, sec 21 (1); 1987 No 143, Sch 2; 1987 No 203, Sch 2; 1987 No 210, sec 38; 1987 No 225, sec 4; 1987 No 273, Sch 1; 1988 No 20, Sch 20; 1988 No 27, sec 4; 1988 No 30, Sch 1; 1988 No 46, sec 5; 1988 No 50, sec 21; 1988 No 54, Sch 2; 1988 No 79, sec 4; 1988 No 103, Sch 1; 1988 No 114, Sch 4; 1988 No 119, sec 70; 1988 No 132, Sch 2; 1989 No 30, Sch 2; 1989 No 38, Sch 2; 1989 No 98, Sch 1; 1989 No 99, sec 85; 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (2) (am 1990 No 46, Sch 1; 1991 No 17, Sch 2); GG No 11 of 19.1.1990, p 389; 1990 No 11, Sch 2; 1990 No 46, Sch 1; 1990 No 48, Sch 1; 1990 No 60, Sch 9; 1990 No 104, sec 4; 1990 No 108, Sch 1; 1991 No 3, sec 5 (a); 1991 No 17, Sch 1; 1991 No 34, Sch 3; 1991 No 45, Sch 2; 1992 No 39, Sch 4; 1993 No 2, Sch 2; 1993 No 105, Sch 3; 1995 No 28, Sch 2; 1995 No 89, Sch 8; 1995 No 97, Sch 2; 1995 No 99, Sch 1; 1996 No 17, Sch 5; GG No 104 of 13.9.1996, p 6343; 1996 No 121, Sch 1.20 (1)–(3); 1997 No 18, Sch 2.3; 1997 No 77, Schs 1.12, 6.6 [2]; 1998 No 47, Sch 2.9; GG No 123 of 21.8.1998, p 6256; 1998 No 161, Sch 4.11; 1998 No 168, Sch 4.7; 1999 No 31, Schs 1.45 [2], 2.39; 2000 No 53, Sch 2.21; 2001 No 56, Sch 2.37; 2001 No 82, Sch 7.19; 2001 No 86, Sch 3.4; 2001 No 118, Sch 2.10; 2002 No 23, Sch 1.9 [1]; 2002 No 76, Sch 3; 2003 No 52, Sch 7; 2003 No 102, Sch 2.9; 2004 No 111, Sch 6; 2007 No 92, Sch 4.16 [2]; 2007 No 94, Sch 1.93 [3]; 2007 No 95, Sch 2.2; 2008 (120), cl 2; 2008 No 36, Sch 2.7; 2009 No 15, Sch 1.7; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.55; 2010 No 18, Sch 2; 2010 No 54, Sch 3.14 [1]; 2010 No 83, Sch 1.2; 2011 No 22, Sch 2.25; 2011 No 23, Sch 3.2; 2011 No 27, Sch 1.10; 2012 No 13, Sch 3.2; 2012 No 55, Sch 3.8; 2013 No 22, Sch 1.2; 2013 No 95, Schs 2.136 [2], 4.38, 8.18; 2015 No 6, Sch 1.2; 2015 No 57, Sch 6.2; 2016 No 48, Sch 2.32 [2]; 2016 No 54, Sch 1.14 [3]; 2017 No 60, Sch 11.8; 2018 No 25, Sch 5.43; 2018 No 53, sec 28.
Schedule 3 Public offices
(Sections 4, 5, 11)
Part 1
Column 1
Column 2
Public office
Office holder to whom remuneration is payable
Chairperson of the Law Reform Commission
The holder of the office if he or she is not the holder of a judicial office and if he or she is required by the Governor (by the terms of his or her appointment or reappointment) to devote the whole of his or her time to the duties of his or her office
Deputy Chairperson of the Law Reform Commission
The holder of the office if he or she is not the holder of a judicial office and if he or she is required by the Governor (by the terms of his or her appointment or reappointment) to devote the whole of his or her time to the duties of his or her office
Commissioner of the Law Reform Commission, other than the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson
The holder of the office if he or she is not the holder of a judicial office and if he or she is required by the Governor (by the terms of his or her appointment or reappointment) to devote the whole of his or her time to the duties of his or her office
Part 2
Full-time appointed member of the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority
sch 3: Am 1976 No 4, sec 29 (2); GG No 39 of 19.3.1976, p 1253; 1979 No 24, sec 3; 1980 No 47, sec 3 (b); GG No 89 of 27.6.1980, p 3252 (see also GG No 117 of 22.8.1980, p 4385); GG No 30 of 13.2.1981, p 773; 1981 No 2, Sch 1; GG No 174 of 13.11.1981, p 5782; 1983 No 108, sec 3 (2) (b); GG No 19 of 10.2.1984, p 625; GG No 58 of 19.4.1984, p 2155; 1986 No 218, Sch 47; 1988 No 13, Sch 1; 1988 No 92, Sch 20; 1989 No 104, Sch 1 (3); 1991 No 3, sec 5 (b); 1991 No 18, sec 4; 1992 No 15, Sch 4; 1993 No 39, Sch 2; 1997 No 49, Sch 3.5; 2010 No 54, Sch 3.14 [2]; 2011 No 72, Sch 5.11; 2013 No 95, Sch 5.12.
Schedule 4 Excluded offices
(Section 5)
Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal
Parliamentary Remuneration Tribunal
Minister of the Crown
Member of the Executive Council
An office for the time being specified in Schedule 1 to the Parliamentary Remuneration Tribunal Act 1975
Chief Judge of the District Court
Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption
sch 4: Am 1980 No 47, sec 3 (c); 1984 No 93, Sch 1, Pt 1; 1986 No 206, Sch 6 (3); 1988 No 35, sec 119; 1991 No 34, Sch 3; 1995 No 21, Sch 2; 1996 No 17, Sch 5; 2002 No 23, Sch 1.9 [2]; 2016 No 48, Sch 2.32 [3].
Schedule 5 (Repealed)
sch 5: Am 1976 No 4, sec 29 (3) (4); 1978 No 54, Sch 1; 1978 No 154, sec 3 (b); 1979 No 78, Sch 1; 1979 No 89, Sch 5; 1979 No 208, Sch 4, Pt 1; 1980 No 47, sec 3 (d), 1980 No 103, Sch 7; 1981 No 80, Sch 3; 1981 No 90, Sch 1; 1982 No 121, Sch 3; 1982 No 135, Sch 1; 1982 No 148, Sch 1; 1987 No 70, Sch 5; 1987 No 143, Sch 1. Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.
Schedule 6 Savings, transitional and other provisions
(Section 30)
Part 1 Preliminary
1   Regulations
(1)  The regulations may contain provisions of a savings or transitional nature consequent on the enactment of the following Acts:
any other Act that amends this Act
(2)  Any such provision may, if the regulations so provide, take effect from the date of assent to the Act concerned or a later date.
(3)  To the extent to which any such provision takes effect from a date that is earlier than the date of its publication in the Gazette, the provision does not operate so as:
(a)  to affect, in a manner prejudicial to any person (other than the State or an authority of the State), the rights of that person existing before the date of its publication, or
(b)  to impose liabilities on any person (other than the State or an authority of the State) in respect of anything done or omitted to be done before the date of its publication.
Part 2 Provision consequent on enactment of Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Amendment Act 2001
2   Travelling allowances for judicial officers before publication of first report
(1)  In this clause:
the 2001 amendment means the amendment made by the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Amendment Act 2001 to the definition of allowance in section 10A.
(2)  An office holder is, for the period:
(a)  commencing on and including the date of commencement of the 2001 amendment, and
(b)  ending on and including the day preceding the date of operation of the first determination made under this Act of the travelling or subsistence allowance payable to the office holder for travel within Australia,
entitled to be paid the travelling or subsistence allowance for travel within Australia that the office holder would have been entitled to be paid if the 2001 amendment had not been made, subject to any adjustment necessary because of the making of the determination.
Part 3 Provisions consequent on enactment of Constitution Amendment (Governor’s Salary) Act 2003
3   Governor’s salary
(1)  On, or as soon as practicable after, the commencement of the Constitution Amendment (Governor’s Salary) Act 2003, the Tribunal is to make a determination of the remuneration to be paid to the holder of the office of Governor as on and from the day specified for that purpose in the determination (which may, but need not, be the day on which that Act commences).
(2)  A determination under this clause is taken to be a determination under section 13. However, sections 17 (2) and 20 (1) (b) do not apply to a determination under this clause.
(3)  A determination under this clause comes into force, or is taken to have come into force, on the day specified for that purpose in the determination (which may, but need not, be the day on which the Constitution Amendment (Governor’s Salary) Act 2003) commences.
Part 4 Provision consequent on enactment of Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2008
4   Appointment of assessors
(1)  An assessor whose appointment under section 7 (1) (b) is in force immediately before the substitution of section 7 (1) by the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2008 (the amending Act), is taken to have been appointed under that subsection as so substituted for the remainder of the term specified in the assessor’s instrument of appointment.
(2)  Any such assessor, if eligible for re-appointment, may be reappointed.
(3)  Section 7 (2A), as inserted by the amending Act, extends to an assessor whose appointment under section 7 (1) (b) is in force immediately before the insertion of that subsection.
5   Making of first principal regulation after amendments
Section 5 of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 is taken not to apply to the first regulation made under this Act after the commencement of the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Amendment (Judicial and Other Office Holders) Act 2013.
sch 6: Subst 2001 No 97, Sch 1 [7]. Am 2003 No 66, Sch 2 [2] [3] (am 2009 No 56, Sch 2.6); 2008 No 114, Sch 1.23 [6]–[8]; 2013 No 29, Sch 1 [3] [4].