Media Release

Temporary Appointment to the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority

MC 74/17

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Acting Special Minister of State
Senator for Western Australia

30 November 2017

The Hon. Nick Minchin has been temporarily appointed to the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority following a six month leave of absence by The Hon. Gary Gray.

As specified in the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Act 2017, the Authority is required to include a former Member of Parliament among its members.

Mr Minchin was Senator for South Australia from 1993-2011 and Minister of Finance and Special Minister of State in the Howard Government. He is well equipped to perform the tasks required of members of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority.

I congratulate Mr Minchin on his appointment and I look forward to welcoming Mr Gray back to the Authority following his leave.

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