It’s a busy week in the Legislative Assembly.
Today Mr Stanhope has bravely announced a 3.25% pay ride for Members of the Legislative Assembly by the Remuneration Tribunal.
This is, handily enough, in line with what’s been offered to the ACT Public Servce:
“The 3.25% increase is in line with the wage offer being negotiated for other government employees, which equates to approximately 3.5% (2.5% wage offer plus a $650 sign-on bonus) and is broadly reflective of community standards.
“The base salary for an MLA is now $118,071 a year, while additional amounts paid to the holders of prescribed offices – Ministers and committee members- are unchanged as a proportion of the base salary.”
The Remuneration Tribunal also granted increases of 3.25% to executives and other public officials.
Last year the Tribunal increased the base rate of pay of Members of the Legislative Assembly by 1.5%.
Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly remain the second lowest paid politicians in Australia.
Cue the howling.