The Remuneration Authority sets the pay for key office holders such as Judges, Members of Parliament, local government representatives and some independent statutory bodies in New Zealand. It is required by law to be fair and independent.
The Remuneration Authority is the independent body set up by Parliament to handle the remuneration of key office holders such as Judges, Members of Parliament, local government representatives, and some individual office holders and board members of independent statutory bodies.
History of the Authority
The Remuneration Authority was formerly the Higher Salaries Commission, which was first established in 1974 by the Wage Adjustment Regulations.
The name was changed to the Remuneration Authority from 1 April 2003.