Another pay rise for our pollies???

Yes, I know about attracting the best and brightest, but for our politicians to be given yet another generous pay rise riding on the heels of the whopping raise they received in March – even sans Gold Pass – well let’s just say the timing isn’t ideal.

Have fun, Labor pollies, with that Carbon Tax door knock appeal now.


A smart polly would come out today and say they’re donating theirs to charity for 6 months/a year…

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • July 4th, 2012

    Gawd, good work if you can get it.

    I like the, donating to charity, idea. I can’t believe they let the pay rises go through without a word in the media until after the event, in the week the government introduces a new tax on the people and while the government tells workers (teachers/Nurses etc) no pay rise for you in these tough economic times.

    The average-Joe certainly has a right to be miffed about this.
    The POLL being taken at has had over 7000 votes already. 97% of respondents say “NO” to the question “Do federal MP’s deserve another pay rise?”. This is not going down well with the sheeple, at all.

    I also read ex-MP’s and their families are living it up holidaying at favourite destinations on the taxpayers purse. Mind you, that story has vanished down the memory hole this morning.

    • Right on. People are hurting out there, and this is a real kick in the guts.

        • J.M. Heinrichs
        • July 5th, 2012

        You need to dig out the names of the Independent Board which is officially responsible, because the MPs can point out that they have ‘no say’ in the determination of their salary level; it’ s the Board and and the MPs cannot stop them.


  1. The current Members are:

    Mr John Conde AO – President – appointed on 19 June 2008 as Member and President for five years from 25 June 2008. Mr Conde was originally appointed as a member of the Remuneration Tribunal on 18 June 1998. Mr Conde is Chairman of Bupa Australia Health Pty Ltd, Chairman of the Sydney Symphony, Chairman of Destination New South Wales and associated entities and Deputy Chairman of Whitehaven Coal Limited. He is a Director of Dexus Property Group and McGrath Foundation Limited.

    Mr Conde is Chairman of the Australian Olympic Committee (NSW) Fundraising Committee, he is also a Director of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2015 Local Organising Committee (LOC).

    Positions previously held include Chairman of Ausgrid (formerly EnergyAustralia), Director of BHP Billiton and Excel Coal Limited, Managing Director of Broadcast Investment Holdings Pty Limited, Director of Lumley Corporation, President of the National Heart Foundation of Australia and member of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network Board and Dermatology Research Foundation and Council of the Sydney Medical School Foundation.

    Mr John B Prescott AC – appointed from 25 February 2010 for five years. Mr Prescott is Chairman of QR National Limited and a Director of Newmont Mining Corporation. He is Global Counsellor of The Conference Board (USA), and a member of President’s Circle, AustralAsia Centre, Asia Society. Mr Prescott was previously Chairman of ASC (formerly Australian Submarine Corporation Pty Ltd) from 2000 to 2009 and from 1991 to 1998 was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BHP.

    Ms Jillian Segal AM – appointed from 12 April 2010 for 5 years. Ms Segal is a Director of the National Australia Bank Limited, a Director of ASX Ltd and Deputy Chancellor of the University of New South Wales. Ms Segal is also Chairman of the General Sir John Monash Foundation and a Director of the Garvan Institute for Medical Research. Formerly, she was President of the Administrative Review Council and Deputy Chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Prior to that Ms Segal sat on a number of industry and government boards and was a partner in Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens Arthur Robinson).

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