Fixed term pay for MPs proposed

Independent MP Brendan Horan wants MPs’ pay to be fixed for a parliamentary term:

. . . “Back in December I promised that I would put forward an amendment in a bid to get Parliament to agree that salaries would be set by the Remuneration Authority before the next General Election. The salaries would apply for the three year term of each Parliament.

“Now that the Government has given the bill its second reading, I have formally introduced the Supplementary Order Paper

“I have written to all parties in Parliament seeking their support,” said Brendan Horan.

If adopted, the new law would still require the Remuneration Authority to independently set the salaries of MPs. The difference is that the determination would be published about three months before the election.

“That way, every candidate running for Parliament and all voters will know the remuneration of MPs for the next three years. Voters will choose their MPs, and we’ll have an end to the spectacle of Christmas pay rises,” said Brendan Horan.

It’s a good idea but Horan might have difficulty getting other MPs to accept it.


4 Responses to Fixed term pay for MPs proposed

  1. jabba says:

    there is always outrage when MPs pay gets reviewed. I would suggest any rise relative to inflation would be a fair starting point. Things can get out of hand. I believe a council WAY down south handed out HUGE increases in pay and allowances which were incredible .. poor ratepayers.


  2. Gravedodger says:

    Where was that jabba, The Naki, things are bubling along there at present, one wag suggested it was a combination of dirty dairying and big oil.
    At least they are solvent eh.


  3. jabba says:

    Taranaki has been doing well .. wells everywhere .. for ages and long may it continue. No, the massive pay and allowance increase was in Southland, maybe bOb can remind us of the details.


  4. Gravedodger says:

    Now that is deeep south jabba, pass the basin.


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