The Chief Minister has interrupted his busy calendar of serious faced media conferences discussing the indonesian embassy to slide out a media release on the minor matter of stonking great pay raises for all and sundry in the ACT Assembly (although they will all still be eligible for public housing).
I particularly liked the shrill tone of self justification from lines like this:
The salary of the ACT Chief Minister is still lower than that of every other State and Territory leader bar one.
And the population of the ACT is… ? Why yes, much the same. Grow the revenue base and maybe we can afford to pay you more dude. You do know the money has to come from somewhere right? It’s not just Ted being an old woman.
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Personally I’d like to see higher pay for MLA’s. But I’d like to see a more honest case made for it too.