7. Remuneration and travel allowance

7.1 Remuneration

The Act makes no provision for the remuneration of committee Members with the exception of Chairs of MACs. Remuneration for MAC Chairs is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

7.2 Travelling Allowance

7.2.1 Members of MACs and MAC Sub-committees

In accordance with sub-section 67(4) of the Act, Members travelling on MAC and MAC sub-committee business are entitled to receive a travelling allowance (to cover accommodation, meals and incidentals) at a rate determined by the Remuneration Tribunal. Where a Member engaged on MAC business elects to use a higher class of air travel or to incur greater accommodation costs, these additional costs are to be met by that Member.

7.2.2 Members of FAGs

In accordance with section 9 of the Act, Members travelling on FAG business may be paid travel expenses reasonably incurred in connection with FAG business.

7.3 Airfares

Members engaged on committee business, other than MAC Chairs, are entitled to reimbursement of airfares at the economy airfare rate. A MAC Chair is entitled to reimbursement of airfares at the business class rate.

7.4 Claiming a Reimbursement

To claim reimbursement for expenses incurred while on committee business, Members must complete an AFMA Claim for Expenses and Allowances for Official Attendance at AFMA Committee Meetings form (see Attachment B) and return it to AFMA together with any relevant supporting documentation such as airline ticket, boarding pass, taxi and parking vouchers, etc.