Friday, September 06, 2013

Why it pays to be political Down Under


If Tony Abbott wins the forthcoming election in Australia, his salary will rise from A$360,990 to over A$500,000. Prime Minister Keven Rudd earns more than President Obama and more than double David Cameron's salary. Federal backbenchers in Australia take home $195,130, almost double the income of British MPs and nearly three times the national average wage in Australia. Australian parliamentarians' salaries are beaten by only one country: Italy!

4 Comments:

Anonymous kinglear said...

Ah but this does not factor in the " with benefits" of other countries. I believe if you take everything bunged and into account, Greece tops the lot!

1:22 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Blimey!

7:57 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi KL - the Ozzies have other benefits on top!

6:05 pm  
Blogger Eurodog said...

Beats being a catholic priest!

8:22 pm  

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