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Thu Jul 15 22:52:26 EST 2004
At 16:25 15/07/2004 +1000, Antony Barry wrote:
>On 15 Jul 2004, at 3:43 PM, Pilcher, Fred wrote:
>>Maybe the new Minister should be invited to participate in this august list?
>For a while there was somebody from Alston's staff on the list. Maybe even
>a few years.
But it never did any good!
The bottom line is, people in Government aren't there to ensure a smooth
running country with all the best possible advantages. THey are there for
"status" and "presumed" power that really doesn't exist.
I'd love to see MP's salaries cut to the "average" wage and "average perks"
of the Average Australian.
After all, the AVERAGE Australian actually works just as many hours, spends
just as much time away from the family and kids and gets a fraction of the
How many of our current politicians would actually settle for a $22,754
How many of our current politicians voted for a Parliamentary
Superannuation for themselves that is equal to that of every other person
in the country? Yes, they voted that all NEW MP's suffer, but they didn't
vote to suffer themselves.
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