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MPs delivered a secret, no-strings-attached pay rise | The West Australian

State politicians have been quietly handed what amounts to a $6750 a year pay rise thanks to a previously unreported change to their travel entitlements.The independent Salaries and Allowances Tribunal, which sets the pay and conditions of WA politicians, judges, mayors and senior public servants, last month scrapped the existing reimbursement system for MPs’ interstate and overseas travel, replacing it with direct payments into their bank accounts every month — whether they travel or not.Accountability for taxpayers’ funds will be eroded further under the change. It appears there will be no requirement, as there is now, for MPs to report to Parliament on their publicly funded travel…

Source: MPs delivered a secret, no-strings-attached pay rise | The West Australian

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