MPs’ value looked at

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

A FED­ERAL tri­bunal will weigh the value of politi­cians’ work and de­cide whether some MPs de­serve a pay rise.

The move was rec­om­mended in a re­port from the first ma­jor re­view of MPs’ pay in more than three decades.

The re­port came as the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives passed a bill re­mov­ing the gov­ern­ment’s abil­ity to set the base pay of politi­cians.

In­stead, their salaries will be de­ter­mined by the in­de­pen­dent Re­mu­ner­a­tion Tri­bunal.

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