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Australian politicians given huge pay rise lifting their salaries to as much as $441,000

Australian politicians given huge pay rise lifting their salaries to as much as $441,000 – with one state premier landing a 12 per cent increase

  • MPs in Victoria will be paid as much as $441,000 a year following a new ruling
  • Premier Daniel Andrews will see his tax payer-funded package rise by 12 per cent
  • The rise has been determined by a tribunal set up this year to award pay rises
  • It comes after federal MPs were given a two per cent pay rise starting from July 1 

Australian MPs will be paid as much as $441,439 a year after a new government tribunal awarded them salary increases of up to 12 per cent.

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews will see his tax payer-funded package rise by $46,522, while other politicians in the state will receive a minimum 3.5 per cent boost.

The changes come after the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal was established this year to independently set MPs salaries and allowances.

Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) will see his tax payer-funded package rise by $46,522 after a tribunal ruling

The larger pay rises for senior Victorian politicians – such as Mr Andrews and the deputy speaker – will be implemented in phases over the course of the next two years, the Herald Sun reported.

It comes after federal MPs were given a two per cent pay rise starting from July 1, taking home an extra $10,000 per year on top of their $538,460 salary.

The changes meant Prime Minister Scott Morrison would rake in an extra $10,000 per year on top of his $538,460 salary.

MPs and senators currently get a base annual salary of $207,100. 

The changes meant Prime Minister Scott Morrison would rake in an extra $10,000 per year on top of his $538,460 salary (Pictured with wife Jenny and daughters Lily and Abbey)

The changes meant Prime Minister Scott Morrison would rake in an extra $10,000 per year on top of his $538,460 salary (Pictured with wife Jenny and daughters Lily and Abbey)

 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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