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Why a pay freeze would not save parliament

Why a pay freeze would not save parliament

Crikey readers discuss politician pay and the stagnating economy.

The bad optics of pollie pay rises amidst so many broken promises

The bad optics of pollie pay rises amidst so many broken promises

The problem with Australian pollie pay rises is not the dollars, it's the sense.

Gillard’s post-politics paycheque

Gillard’s post-politics paycheque

Crikey readers discuss whether Julia Gillard's new earnings are any of our business.

Going batty over pink batts

Going batty over pink batts

Crikey readers have their say on the big issues of the day.

Ensuring adequate pay for politicians

Ensuring adequate pay for politicians

Crikey readers have their say.

Won’t someone think of politicians when it comes to pay rises?

Won’t someone think of politicians when it comes to pay rises?

With confusion and routine bickering about parliamentary pay, politicians’ remuneration should be fixed to a multiple of the median full-time wage, writes Adam Creighton, a research fellow at The Centre For Independent Studies.

Possum: How much money do our top public servants make?

Possum: How much money do our top public servants make?

Ever wondered what our Federal MPs, High Court judges and top federal public servants are earning? As it turns out: a lot less than they did 70 years ago.

What about <em>www.MyMP.com.au</em>?

What about www.MyMP.com.au?

The government had a vote-winner with its My School website, and now plans to roll out My Uni and My Hospital -- so why not My MP, tracking perks, pay and participation, suggests Stefanie Balogh.

Pay pollies peanuts and you’ll get (even more) monkeys

Pay pollies peanuts and you’ll get (even more) monkeys

Why the anger when Aussie politicians' salaries -- measly compared to the private sector -- are given a slight raise? Pollies also have to deal with public and media scrutiny, so let's pay them what they're worth.

Datapig: effort versus reward for politicians

Datapig: effort versus reward for politicians

This chart compares the number of parliamentary sitting days for each lower house with the current base salary for a member of that house, writes Datapig David Gillespie.