Media Releases – LNP MPs paid allowances in breach of legislation – The Australian Party

Posted: December 8, 2012 in Australia, News
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http://www.ausparty.org.au/news/media-releases/view/138

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LNP MPs paid allowances in breach of legislation

State leader of Katter’s Australian Party, Ray Hopper, says that the LNP Government is paying some backbenchers $8,217 more than they are entitled to and is in breach of its own legislation determining the size of parliamentary committees.

Under the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001, if there are 14 non-government Members of Parliament then the seven parliamentary portfolio committees are supposed to have five government members. Currently there is an extra government member on each of these committees.

“The LNP Government is paying some backbenchers more than they are entitled to and is deliberately doing so to prevent further LNP unrest,” Mr Hopper said.

“This is a disgrace. This Christmas thousands of Queenslanders will be doing it tough after being sacked.”

“It is an insult to these hardworking Queenslanders that the government is paying its members more than they are entitled to.”

Read the full media release here

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