MPs greeted with pay rise

Otago Daily Times - - General - — NZN

Welling­ton: Par­lia­ment’s new­est mem­bers are get­ting a pay rise as soon as they walk in the door.

The Re­mu­ner­a­tion Author­ity which sets the salaries for MPs has awarded back­bench MPs an ex­tra $3937 a year, back­dated to July 1.

It takes their an­nual salary to $163,961.

Who­ever is prime min­is­ter next month will also get a pay rise, up to $471,049.

The deputy prime min­is­ter will be paid $334,734 and the leader of the op­po­si­tion $296,007.

Cabi­net min­is­ters will be paid $296,007 an­nu­ally and min­is­ters out­side of cabi­net will get $249,839.

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