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Topic: electoral allowances
Retiring MPs spent over $800,000 on leaflets before standing down

Retiring MPs spent over $800,000 on leaflets before standing down

Outgoing MPs dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars on goodbye mail promoting new candidates in 2016, a Crikey investigation has discovered.

WA MPs told us how they spend their $80k electorate allowance

WA MPs told us how they spend their $80k electorate allowance

MPs in WA get an allowance of nearly $80,000 every year and don't have to declare what they do with a cent of it. Crikey asked around and even the people who answered didn't really tell us where the extra cash went.

Not the time for an MP pay-rise

Not the time for an MP pay-rise

There’s never a good moment for any increase in remuneration for MPs, but in the midst of an economic crisis is probably the worst timing possible.