West now the best for a Mayoral pay rise

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski Mayors and councillors across Western Australia will reap annual pay rises of up to 400 per cent on the back of an intensive campaign by local governments that successfully pushed the state Salaries and Allowances Tribunal (SAT) to decide that financial compensation be put on par with other states […]

MP pay rise after two year freeze

By Angela Dorizas The Federal Government has accepted a Remuneration Tribunal recommendation for a 3 per cent pay increase for politicians. The recommendation follows Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s two year freeze on parliamentary salaries. The 3 per cent increase will provide backbenchers with a base salary of $131,000. Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard stressed that the tribunal’s […]


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