Queensland politicians now battling over pay packets

It's much harder for most of us to argue about how much we're going to be paid.
It's much harder for most of us to argue about how much we're going to be paid. Barry Leddicoat

QUEENSLAND'S politicians are locked in a battle over how their pay rises should be determined.

The government has introduced legislation which would see politicians pay rises linked to those of public servants, which was a key election commitment during the 2015 campaign.

But the committee charged with reviewing the legislation couldn't come to a decision on whether or not it should be passed, in what is becoming a familiar hallmark of the 55th Parliament, now that parliamentary committees once again have the numbers to be bipartisan.

The legislation would set down a new process for the Independent Remuneration Tribunal established by the Newman Government, following the furore over the 42 per cent pay increase debacle in 2013.

Campbell Newman rejected the massive pay rise for parliamentarians, and established the Tribunal to determine pay increases free of any government interference.

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