Money for nothing

THIS is not an April Fools’ joke.

I repeat, this is not an April Fools’ joke.

The Labor Opposition has decided to give their unasked for pay rises to their local community groups.


So eight lucky Labor electorates are about to score big time.

That is unless the LNP Government sees the error of its ways and overturns the decision which will see Campbell Newman reap a $70,000 increase to $379,562, making him the most expensive premier in the country.

And history would suggest that is unlikely.

Cornered by the media as they sauntered into the Executive Building for a cabinet meeting, the Newman Government ministers demonstrated that they had all read the ‘memo’.

“This is something that was that’s been decided by an independent tribunal …,” they parroted obediently.

National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing Minister Steven Dickson said no one in his Buderim electorate had even come to his electorate office wanting to discuss the issue.

“I think everybody is worth what they are paid,” he added, mentally counting his $80,000 pay increase.

What the …?

But seriously, look at his job title – BEST. JOB. EVER!

He should be paying us.

So Opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s electorate of Inala is in the money with her $80,000 increase to $310,347 – which is in line with what government ministers get.

Unfortunately, the Gold Coast will miss out once again.

But I have a plan.

On the Gold Coast, no one is going to get anything unless PUP MP Alex Douglas decides to give his committee member boost of $14,854 to his Gaven people.

So my suggestion is we all email or call our local LNP MPs and ask them to cough up the money.

The constituents of Surfers Paradise and Currumbin, who have government ministers representing them with a spare $80,000 burning a hole in their pockets, should start planning their submissions immediately.

The Gold Coast’s other seven LNP MPs all now have a minimum of $14,854 to share with the rest of you.

To start you off, I have listed their details below.

Good luck.

Mark Boothman

Verity Barton

Michael Hart

Michael Crandon

Jann Stuckey $$$

Alex Douglas

Mermaid Beach
Ray Stevens $$

Ros Bates

Rob Molhoek

Surfers Paradise
John-Paul Langbroek $$$



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