In this Act:
"administering authority " means:
(a) in relation to a person who is or will be a senator--the Clerk of the Senate; and
(b) in relation to a person who is a member of the House of Representatives--the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
"allowance by way of salary " does not include:
(a) special allowance of office; or
(b) electorate allowance; or
(c) travelling allowance; or
(d) any allowance, or allowance included in a class of allowances, specified in regulations for the purposes of this definition.
"basic contributions fund " , in relation to a person at a particular time, means:
(a) if a choice notice given by the member is in force under Division 2 of Part 2 at that time--the fund that is, at that time, specified in the notice as the chosen fund; or
(b) otherwise--the fund or scheme that is, at that time, the default fund under Division 3 of Part 2.
"complying superannuation fund " has the meaning given by section 4.
"month " means one of the 12 months of the year.
"new scheme contribution period " , in relation to a person, has the meaning given by section 6.
"new scheme entry time " , in relation to a person, has the meaning given by section 5.
"office holder " means a person who:
(a) is entitled to a parliamentary allowance; and
(b) holds an office in, or in relation to, the Parliament or either House of the Parliament, being an office in respect of which he or she is entitled to an allowance by way of salary;
but does not include a Minister of State.
"parliamentary allowance " means:
(a) an allowance by way of salary under clause 1 of Schedule 3 to the Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990 :
(i) as in force before the commencement of Schedule 2 (the amending Schedule ) to the Remuneration and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 ; or
(ii) as continued in force by item 21 of the amending Schedule; or
(b) parliamentary base salary (within the meaning of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 ).
"RSA " has the same meaning as in the Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997 .
"salary " , in relation to a Minister of State, does not include any allowance.
"self managed superannuation fund " has the same meaning as in the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 .