Austria

Federal Council

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
Standing Orders of Parliament
Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
Parliament
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides the maximum amount of the budget
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
National currency
Euro (EUR)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
0.73
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
321,107,000 EUR
(2022)

Notes: Legally, the President of the Federal Council is responsible for all budget items pertaining exclusively to the Federal Council (i.e. emoluments). But his/her competencies are limited as the parliamentary budget – as a whole – is solely administered by the President of the National Council. From 2021 to present -- the parliamentary budget is represented as one figure without a separation per chamber.

Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
428,142,667
(2022)
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
Other institutions

Notes: National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism

There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
No
(2024)
State budget, per year
107,504,300,000 EUR
(2022)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
0.003
(2022)

Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government
Yes
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff
Yes
There is one or more gender equality policy that applies to the parliamentary administration
Yes
Links to gender equality policies
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
480
(2022)
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
Yes

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
The Speaker
Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
No
Length of term of the Secretary General
A fixed number of years
Length of the fixed term for the Secretary General (years)
5
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Other

Notes: there is one secretary general for the entire parliament. previous occupation: director general, division iv (coordination of government policy), austrian federal chancellery.

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No