After much painstaking research, ponderous analysis, and calm reflection, I finally worked why it is that Australian politicians (and senior public servants) deserve their latest 2.4% pay rise … and their next one too, scheduled for December 2013.
So without further ado, here are 5 compelling reasons why the PM deserves an extra $11.9k (now $507k per annum), and why dozy backbench MP’s deserve an extra $4.5k ($195k per annum):
1. Low paid workers were last week awarded a 2.6% pay rise ($821.60 per annum), taking the minimum wage to $622.20 per week ($32k per annum)
Ain’t percentages grand?