"How many staff does a normal senator/member have in their office?"

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Senators and members are able to employ staff to help them with their parliamentary and electorate duties under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984.

Under this Act, senators and members may employ up to four full-time electorate officers. Members with a second electorate office, provided at Commonwealth expense, are able to employ a fifth full-time electorate officer. The Prime Minister can also approve additional positions.

You can find out more at the Department of Finance website.

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