Xenophon. You legend.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:06 PM
The 3 per cent pay rise, quietly handed down this week, is almost double the inflation rate and is being derided by one senior figure as the "pollies' own carbon tax compo".
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott would not be drawn on whether MP salary increases should face public hearings, as suggested by Senator Xenophon, saying he was comfortable with what he was paid.
"I never forget that the taxpayers of Australia pay my salary," Mr Abbott said.
"I think that the average Australian, those people who work hard and struggle to meet their bills at the end of the week or month, they want politicians to make their burdens easier, not heavier.
"That's my job, to reduce the burdens faced by the Australian people, and that's why I'm so determined to get rid of this carbon tax.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:19 PM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:33 PM
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