This Act has not been reviewed for many years and is out of date in a number of respects. The Act covers a range of interests, including remuneration of the Governor-General, Ministers and Members of Parliament, which make independent review desirable. An Issues Paper was published in July 2008.
The Report making recommendations about Part 1 of the Civil List Act 1979, relating to remuneration and support for the Governor-General, was published in December 2009. The Report in relation to Parts 3 and 4 of the Act was published in December 2010.