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Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority

The core functions of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) are to audit and report on parliamentarians’ work expenses. It will also provide advice, monitor and administer claims for travel expenses and allowances by parliamentarians and their employees, ensuring that taxpayers' funds are spent appropriately and in compliance with the relevant principles and regulations. From 1 July 2017, the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority has been established as a Commonwealth statutory authority.
Appropriations 84000000
Departmental expenses 10179000
Average staffing level 65


Key People

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Act 2017

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Creation Date

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