Secretaries' remuneration

Under section 13 of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 (the Act), the Remuneration Tribunal must determine a classification structure for Departmental Secretaries and the classification to which each office of Departmental Secretary is assigned. Under section 14 of the Act, the Tribunal must determine the amount of remuneration that is to be paid to:

  • the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury.

The Tribunal’s determination in relation to these matters can be found at the Remuneration Tribunal website.

Under section 14 of the Act, the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, in consultation with the President of the Remuneration Tribunal and the Public Service Commissioner, must from time to time, assign each Departmental Secretary (other than the two Secretaries mentioned above) to an amount of remuneration.