From free rent to private plane: The cushy benefits Scott Morrison LOSES now he’s been booted out
From free rent to a private plane – all the cushy perks Scott Morrison WILL LOSE now that he’s been fired from the top job as his salary plummets
- Scott Morrison’s salary is about to drop from $550,000 a year to $211,250
- Losing the benefits that come with a prime minister’s salary may be more difficult
- The rent-free houses in Canberra and Sydney and the private plane are gone.
Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison is about to see his salary drop dramatically by more than 50 percent.
However, before anyone feels too sorry for him, it means that instead of receiving $550,000 a year, he will now drop to just $211,250.
But it’s losing the perks that come with the prime minister’s office that could really hurt: no more rent-free homes in Canberra and on Sydney Harbour, no more private jets and no more taxpayer-funded chefs and chauffeurs.
The family will also now have to pay for their own dry cleaning and groceries, which could explain why Morrison didn’t know the price of a quart of milk or a loaf of bread when asked during the election campaign.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jenny, are then shown boarding an RAAF plane at Sydney Airport. Morrison no longer has access to the government plane
The cost of all these added extras adds up to around $350,000 a year, or $1,000 a day, so the Morrisons, like many other Australian families, may have to tighten their belts.
During the election, Mr. Morrison called Anthony Albanese a ‘loose unit’ for supporting a $1 per hour raise for minimum wage workers currently paid $20.33 per hour.
But don’t expect to see Mr. Morrison hunting for bargains at Aldi any time soon: his after-tax salary as an MP will still mean he takes in around $12,000 a month.
However, you may meet him at Sydney or Canberra airports as he will no longer have access to the RAAF VIP jet he has been using since becoming Prime Minister in 2018.
The Morrisons will return to the house they own in Sutherland Shire, Sydney, which sat empty for three and a half years until last February.
In February, Morrison’s former pool cleaner, Nikki Durant, and her two adult children moved there when their home in the Northern Rivers town of Woodburn flooded.
But the Durants moved out Monday because the Morrisons need to get their home back.
However, his former digs at The Lodge in Canberra and Kirribilli House in Sydney had four full-time staff, including a senior chef and house attendants.
In the photo, Scott Morrison cooks with his daughter Lily in the industrial kitchen at The Lodge in Canberra. The Morrison family has moved since Labor won the federal election last week.
Scott Morrison (pictured) liked to post photos on social media of him cooking curry in the kitchen of the prime minister’s taxpayer-funded Canberra residence, The Lodge.
However, their home in Sutherland Shire is not likely to be large enough to accommodate the staff’s quarters, even if they hired help around the house.
all former prime ministers can set up a taxpayer-funded city center office when they leave politics.
But Morrison is understood to be in no rush to leave politics just yet.
Scott Morrison shows up on the government plane, which he will no longer be able to use now that he is no longer Prime Minister.
In the photo, Scott Morrison exits a government-operated ComCar, one of the perks of the job.
It is believed he will remain a Cook member for a while until a corporate boardroom job comes along.
Until then, he’ll have to get by on his take-home pay of $12,000 a month.
One benefit Morrison is likely to have, however, is the greater access to government-run ComCar given to former prime ministers.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (right) with newly appointed Foreign Minister Penny Wong at the door of the government plane en route to Tokyo for a quadruple summit.