It is good for some! Scott Morrison hands thirty of his employees pay increases of more than $ 1 MILLION – while wages stagnate for the rest of us
- Scott Morrison gave 30 of his senior employees wage increases in time for the Christmas season
- Premier personally approved the increase in remuneration that costs $ 1 million
- Number of managers rose from 10 in May to 36 from the end of October
Stephen Johnson for daily post Australia
Australian Associated Press
Scott Morrison has given 30 of his senior employees wage increases in time for Christmas.
While other Australian employees are struggling with stagnant pay, the Prime Minister has personally approved the salaries of managers who will cost the taxpayer more than $ 1 million.
The expenses were revealed to a Senate committee as a demand for a warning, in which 36 officials and political advisers paid a higher salary under the Law on the Representation of the People.
Premier Scott Morrison (right at the Sydney factory worker Michael Sheridan) has paid 30 of his executives wages for Christmas
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull approved six of the salary increases with Mr. Morrison, who approved the other 30 salary increases, the Prime Minister and Cabinet announced.
In May only 26 employees were paid above the maximum range, but this had increased to 36 on 24 October.
Under their workplace agreement, government employees can get a maximum wage of $ 259,000.
This is more than three times the average salary of $ 82,435 for a full-time employee of an Australian dollar.
While other Australian workers struggle with stagnant wages, the premier (left with wife Jenny) has personally approved salaries that will cost the taxpayer more than $ 1 million
Australian employees also suffer from staggered wages with salaries in the private sector in the year to September, which only increase by 2.1 percent.
Although this is above national inflation of 1.9 percent, those wage increases could not keep up with the pressure on the cost of living in Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Meanwhile, Mr Turnbull's political clout in August cost the taxpayer more than $ 4.5 million in redundancy benefits.
Nearly $ 1.9 million went into the pockets of 35 staff working for the former prime minister, while 12 staff working for the former Foreign Secretary, Julie Bishop, totaled $ 562,062.39.
In May, only 26 employees were paid above the maximum range, but this had increased to 36 on October 24 (photo is the former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with former treasurer Scott Morrison in August)