Register of Members' Interests

The Members of Parliament (Standards) Act 1978 (the Act) requires Members to submit information regarding their financial and other interests to the Clerk of the Parliaments and for that information to be tabled and available publically.

The Act commenced on 20 March 2019. The Members of Parliament (Standards) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), which contain the forms to be completed by Members, were made in Governor in Council on 26 March 2019 and came into operation on 27 March 2019.

A Member must submit an ordinary return to the Clerk of the Parliaments within 28 days after 31 January and 30 June each year (ie by 28 February and 28 July each year). Any new Member must submit a Primary return within 28 days after being sworn in.

The Act now requires the Clerk of the Parliaments to table the actual return submitted by a Member, not a summary as previously, and returns submitted by Members are tabled only in the House to which the Member belongs.

Reports under the Members of Parliament (Standards) Act 1978  can be accessed via our online Tabled Documents Database.