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About the Tribunal

The Tribunal is an independent Statutory Authority established to review and determine the salaries, allowances and entitlements of members and former members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly and the entitlements of cross bench members to additional staff members.

The Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal Act 2013 outlines the Tribunal’s functions, powers and requirements.

Annual reports

The Tribunal's annual reports provide information on the Tribunal, its key achievements, priorities and a summary of the Tribunal’s financial operations.

Read the Tribunal’s Annual Reports.


The Tribunal makes determinations about members’ and former members’ salaries, allowances and entitlements (remuneration determinations) and the entitlements of cross bench members to additional staff members (additional staff member determinations).

The Tribunal must make a remuneration determination about salary entitlements once a public service salary decision has been made. The Tribunal is required to make the determination within 90 days after this decision. 

The Tribunal must make a remuneration determination regarding allowances and entitlements (excluding salary) within one year of the previous remuneration determination.  

An additional staff member determination must be made within three months of the day the Legislative Assembly is next summoned, or if a person becomes, or ceases to be, a cross bench member during the term of the Assembly – the day the person becomes or ceases to be a cross bench member, or at the Tribunal’s discretion.

Read all Determinations made by the Tribunal.


The Tribunal is headed by Professor Keitha Dunstan, Provost of Bond University who is joined by Dr Jim Varghese AM, Chancellor of Torrens University and Emeritus Professor Patrick Weller AO FASSA in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University as Tribunal members.

Find out more about the Tribunal members.

Last updated:
27 February, 2023
Last reviewed:
27 February, 2023