Victorian pollies get massive pay rises as households flounder

The newly established Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal has handed down its first determination regarding the pay of Victorian MPs. Victorian MPs will now receive a base salary of $182,413, up 3.5% per cent. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews was given a $46,522 pay increase that sees him become the highest-paid state leader, while ministers and the Opposition leader will receive an 11.8% pay rise. The increases come as the Victorian government seeks to limit pay rises for public servants to 2%. From The ABS:

The pay rise comes as the Andrews Government holds firm on its policy to only offer 2 per cent increases to public sector unions, which has enraged the labour movement…

Tribunal chair Warren McCann said the changes simplified the system…

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