"What legislation covers the expenses of members and senators once the writs for an election are issued?"

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Payments to members and senators are described in section 48 of the Australian Constitution. There are different forms of regulation and legislation regarding the expenses incurred by members and senators.

The Department of Finance administers a range of financial entitlements for members and senators. In particular, the department produces entitlements handbooks and summaries online. Individual claims by members and senators may need to be directed to the department for clarification.

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