CUT SALARIES & PERKS OF POLITICIANS AND SENIOR PUBLIC SERVANTS
It's time that politicians and senior bureaucrats lived in the real world, and were paid what they actually deserve!
A politician or a public service bureaucrat is there for public SERVICE - not personal advantage, and it's time to cut back on payments and perks to these parasites! We believe that politician’s salaries and entitlements should be cut by 50%.
Currently, a 'normal' MLA receives almost $150,000 a year - not counting any of the extra perks - and the Premier earns almost as much as the President of the United States ($380,000 a year)!
According to the latest figures available from the ABS, the median taxable income for a normal Australian wage earner is $48,684.00 - barely 1/4 of what a 'normal' politician earns! A member of parliament on $200,000+ per year earns more than 98% of the working population. This means that your average MLA earns more than just about anyone else in the workforce …… Do you think your local member is the most valuable member of your community?
With 1.5 million working Australian's trying to live on the minimum wage of less than $34,000 a year, to pay politicians such outrageous amounts is obscene - and we will stop it! Politicians salaries should be capped at no more than 2.5 times the minimum wage.
OUR POLICY IS TO CUT POLITICIANS’ SALARIES BY 50%, AND TIE ANY FUTURE PAY RISES TO INCREASES IN THE MINIMUM WAGE.
Until political salaries ARE reduced significantly, if elected, I will donate 50% of my salary each week to a different charity or service organisation in our electorate.