Federal Pollies Receive Another Pay Increase

Yahoo News Reports:
"Federal MPs have reportedly received a $5550 pay rise, just three months after pocketing a $44,000 salary boost.

The three per cent pay increase, which is almost double the annual inflation rate, was given by the independent Remuneration Tribunal, News Ltd reported on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard's salary will jump by $14,430 to $495,430 - nearly $130,000 a year or almost $2500 a week more than 12 months ago.

Meanwhile a backbencher will get an extra $106 a week, taking their salary to $190,550.

Combined with the pay rise awarded in March, the politicians are getting $49,640, almost $1000 a week, more than a year ago."

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