Management advisory committee members are contractors appointed by the AFMA Commission under Division 5 – Committees, of the Fisheries Administration Act 1991 (PDF, 3.9 MB) (FAA). Appointments are statutory, so members are considered AFMA officers. Members are paid sitting fees and  and can seek reimbursement for expenses incurred. Member may also be eligible to receive 15.4 per cent superannuation.

Read the Fisheries Management Paper 1 – Management Advisory Committees or more information on the operation of management advisory committees.

Upcoming management advisory committee meeting dates

MAC Date Venue
SBTMAC 25 September 2018 Canberra
SouthMAC 8 November 2018 Teleconference
GABMAC November 2018 TBC
NORMAC February 2019 Brisbane
SEMAC February 2019 TBC
TTMAC March 2019 Sydney
SBTMAC July 2019 TBC

Rates for daily sitting fees and travel expenses

Members are entitled to claim a daily sitting fee for attendance at committee meetings and a daily travel allowance to cover accommodation, meals and incidentals. Members may also claim reimbursement of other expenses, such as parking and taxis. The amounts are determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

The current daily sitting fee amounts are:

  • chairs – $762 per day
  • members – $572 per day.

View the full Remuneration determination of Public Offices for Part-time Offices

Calculation of daily fees

Meeting Days

(1) The amount of a daily fee paid to an office holder for a meeting day is:

(a) if the office holder’s qualifying meeting day time is less than 2 hours— 40% of the daily fee; or

(b) if the office holder’s qualifying meeting day time is at least 2 hours and less than 3 hours—60% of the daily fee; or

(c) otherwise—100% of the daily fee.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), qualifying meeting day time is time that an office holder spends on a meeting day:

(a) attending a formal meeting; or

(b) on authority business; or

(c) on official travel time.

Non-meeting days

(3) The amount of a daily fee paid to an office holder for a non-meeting day is 20% of the daily fee set out in Table 4A for each hour, to a maximum of 5 hours per day, that the office holder spends:

(a) on authority business; or

(b) on official travel time.

 

Making a claim: for management advisory committee members

Claims for daily sitting fees and expenses must be submitted within three months of the meeting you are claiming for. You can submit your claim by completing the following forms, and sending to your Executive Officer. You must attach copies of receipts for any expenses being claimed. Sitting fees can only be claimed for the number of hours or days that the meeting took place. Allowances are only payable if there is at least one overnight stay (section 3.3 Day Travel in RTD number 2004/03)

Superannuation

If a members payment for one month exceeds $450 they are eligible to receive 15.4 per cent superannuation for that month, paid into an Australian Taxation Office authorised superannuation fund. A PSSap super account will be opened for members whose nominated superannuation fund is not Australian Taxation Office authorised.

Members must complete and return the following forms to their Executive Officer:

New management advisory committee members

All new management advisory committee members must complete and return the following forms to their relevant Executive Officer: