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Issued by the authority of the Prime Minister 
Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 
Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers)  
Amendment Determination 2018 (No. 2) 
The Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 (the Act) and the Parliamentary Business 
Resources Regulations 2017
 (the Regulations) establish a framework for providing resources 
to parliamentarians in respect of their parliamentary business. Certain provisions of the Act 
and Regulations apply to the provision of resources to former Prime Ministers. 
The Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Amendment Determination 
2018 (No. 2)
 (amendment determination) is made under section 16 of the Act. Section 16 of 
the Act enables the current Prime Minister to determine, in writing, that former Prime 
Ministers are to be provided with any goods, services, premises, equipment or any other 
facility from time to time. The Prime Minister may impose one or more limits or other 
conditions on the resources provided to a particular former Prime Minister, a class or former 
Prime Ministers generally. 
The amendment determination amends the Parliamentary Business Resources (Former 
Prime Ministers) Determination 2017
 to support the provision of resources for the former 
Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Bligh Turnbull, when undertaking international travel as 
approved by the Prime Minister in writing from time to time.  
Details of the amendment determination are set out in Attachment A.  
The Act specifies no conditions that need to be satisfied before the power to make the 
amendment determination may be exercised. This amendment determination results from 
consultations between the Prime Minister and Mr Turnbull about Mr Turnbull’s capacity to 
travel overseas on government business. Resources provided to former Prime Ministers are 
entirely at the discretion of the Prime Minister. 
The amendment determination is a legislative instrument for the purposes of the Legislation 
Act 2003
 (Legislation Act). However, subsection 16(3) of the Act provides that the 
determination is not subject to disallowance under section 42 of the Legislation Act. 
The amendment determination commences the day after they are registered. 
Authorised Version Explanatory Statement registered 21/09/2018 to F2018L01332


Attachment A 
Details of the Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Minister) Amendment 
Determination 2018 (No. 2)
Section 1 – Name 
This section provides that the name of the instrument is the Parliamentary Business 
Resources (Former Prime Ministers) Amendment Determination 2018 (No. 2)

Section 2 – Commencement 
This section provides that the instrument commences on the day after registration. 
Section 3 – Authority 
This section provides that the making of the instrument is authorised by section 16 of the 
Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017
Section 4 – Schedule 
Section 4 provides that the instrument set out in the Schedule is amended in accordance with 
the Schedule. 
Schedule 1—Amendments 
Schedule 1 provides that the Parliamentary Business Resources (Former Prime Ministers) 
Determination 2017 
(primary determination) be amended. 
Item 1 – Subsection 4(1) 
This item inserts the definitions ‘international travel expenses’ and ‘Regulations’ to 
subsection 4(1) of the primary determination. The definitions clarify that reference to 
international travel expenses as approved for a former Prime Minister has the same meaning 
as prescribed in section 35 of the Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017 as if it 
applied to former Prime Ministers.  
Item 2 – Limited renumbering of Schedule—The Hon Malcolm Bligh Turnbull 
This item renumbers the Item numbers in Column 1 of the Schedule—The Hon Malcolm 
Bligh Turnbull to correct the duplication of Item 13 (second occurring). 
Item 3 – Schedule—The Hon Malcolm Bligh Turnbull (at the end of the table) 
This item adds new Item 22 to the Schedule—The Hon Malcolm Bligh Turnbull in the 
primary determination to provide Mr Turnbull with access to international travel expenses 
necessary for the travel when undertaking international travel as approved by the Prime 
Minister in writing from time to time.  
This item is intended to enable the Prime Minister to approve the former Prime Minister to 
travel overseas from time to time in writing, such as via a letter, and for the costs of the 
travel to be covered such as those prescribed in section 35 of the Regulations. The written 
approval from the Prime Minister may specify or otherwise vary the resources, international 
travel expenses and other arrangements available to the former Prime Minister in 
undertaking the approved international travel. 
Authorised Version Explanatory Statement registered 21/09/2018 to F2018L01332


Where the Prime Minister approves international travel by the former Prime Minister, the 
Prime Minister may also approve for the spouse or de facto partner of the former Prime 
Minister to accompany the former Prime Minister. For the spouse or de facto partner to 
accompany the former Prime Minister on travel overseas, the Prime Minister must expressly 
state this in the written approval.  
New Item 22 also provides that if the Prime Minister approves the former Prime Minister to 
travel overseas, then the approval is taken to include approval for travel by one staff member 
accompanying the former Prime Minister. 
Authorised Version Explanatory Statement registered 21/09/2018 to F2018L01332

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