Jun 9, 2014: We received the following item from the 2013 Australia First Senate candidate for Queensland, Peter Schuback. It refers to certain entitlements of our political misleaders. Bad news for battling pensioners.
Salaries of retired Prime Ministers and Ministers: these are the salaries that are paid to these people who in the main are incompetent and who have put Australia in debt for six hundred and eighty billion dollars.
Past Prime Ministers – $507,338 per year
Past Deputy Prime Ministers – 400,016 per year
Past Treasurers – $365,868 per year
Past Leaders of the opposition – $360,990 per year
Ex house of Representatives Speaker – $341,477 per year
Ex Leader of the House – $314,477 per year
Ex Minister in Cabinet – $ 336, 599 per year
Ex Parliamentary Secretary – $243,912
Ex Other Ministers – $307, 329
Chief of defence Base Salary $535,100 to $ 764 420
Commissioner of Taxation – $518,000 to 740,000
And this goes on for life once they have served two terms in government or parliament. These people are not worth that sort of money even if they were running the country to the benefit of the share holders (you and I). Most of them are incompetent and yet they give them self raises in the payment without our permission. We employ these people to manage our economy; yet, they even fail to do this at a professional level and they bring in laws to protect themselves, This has to stop. Once a Member of Parliament is voted out of office, or leaves the service of the people as a Member of Parliament or public servant, they should get nothing except for the superannuation that they have contributed to like any other person in Australia and they should wait until they are sixty five to be able to access that money. They are using their power of Members of Parliament to steal off of the very people who elected them.
They also use the information that they gain and the contacts to make even more money using the tax payer funded offices and staff along with their free flights and cars to make even more money.
Ask Bob Hawke: how much money he has made as a facilitator arranging the sale of OUR LAND to the Chinese? Ask if he has made around $380 million dollars from these business interests?
Total annual salaries for one hundred and fifty seats (and this is only Commonwealth not State Members) is $ 41 , 694,311. Yes that right for one hundred and fifty seats we pay these people forty one million six hundred and ninety four thousand and three hundred and eleven dollars. IF they live for another twenty years after retiring from parliament we pay them a total eight hundred and thirty three million eight hundred and eighty six thousand and two hundred and twenty dollars ($ 833,886,220). That figure does not include what we pay them the whilst they are sitting Members of Parliament . And these very people are screwing our elderly, our infirmed our people that are either mentally or physically handicapped. What sorts of grubs are they?