67 of 1975. This Act inserted a new part 4A into the
to authorise payment for a salary and expense allowance for the Parliamentary Secretary.
Although the office of Parliamentary Secretary was being filled from early 1975, the legislation to formally establish the position and authorise a salary and expense allowance did not pass through Parliament until September - October 1975. The list of Parliamentary Secretaries is as follows:-
When the new ministry was sworn in on the 19 October 1978, following the 7 October 1978 election, the office of Parliamentary Secretary was not filled and remained in abeyance for the remainder of the life of the ALP Government.
After the 1988 election the Parliament passed the Constitution (Parliamentary Secretaries) Amendment Act 2 of 1988. This Act amended the existing part 4A to allow Members of both houses to serve as Parliamentary Secretaries.