Parliament

Parliamentary Base Salaries: Senators and Members (Australia)

This is based on 2016 figures.  Below is an excerpt from the pdf.

Increases in the parliamentary base salary compared with average wages from 1968 During the 1980s the MPs’ base salary failed to keep up with inflation resulting in a decline in value in real terms. This was in contrast to the average… Continue reading

Who Determines the Salary of Parliamentarians?

https://www.remtribunal.gov.au/offices/parliamentary-offices/parliamentary-offices-background

FEDERAL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT BACKGROUND

FEDERAL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT (MP) – THE TRIBUNAL’S ROLE

The Tribunal determines remuneration and allowances for current MPs along with certain allowances and expenses for former MPs in accordance with its powers under the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 (PBR Act).  Further detail on these… Continue reading

National Anti-Corruption Body, Australia’s Parliament and the 21st Century

The audio below features Tony Fitzgerald an Australian Judge who headed the Fitzgerald Commission in Queensland investigating corruption. I had the privilege of working for the Fitzgerald Inquiry into police corruption in Queensland.  This Commission was set up after Joh Bjelke Petersen left power.  It was indeed a police state. He had police… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

Archives

Categories