Shepparton News

Speaker donates pay jump


ADELAIDE: South Australia’s new parliament­ary speaker has begun donating his salary bump to community groups in his electorate, following through on a promise made soon after he was elevated to the role.

Dan Cregan provided cash to his local CWA branch and an Adelaide Hills choir on Thursday and says similar payments will be made to other groups each fortnight.

‘‘I’m donating my wage as a public servant. I’ve taken advice on whether I can do so and I’ve got the all-clear,’’ Mr Cregan said.

‘‘I’m not married, I don’t have any children and I guess my costs in life are different.

‘‘I’ve got some bills to pay like everybody, but I’m pretty cheap to keep. How much does a guy really need?’’

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