ANYONE who thinks we pay local politicians too little – or too much – is invited to present a submission to the independent ACT Remuneration Tribunal, which is reviewing remuneration of Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly.
The review will examine whether the salary, allowances and entitlements of ACT MLAs are commensurate with the work value, in terms of the level of accountability, responsibility and the impact of decisions made by MLAs.
“The Tribunal is mindful that the ACT community has strong views about the remuneration of its elected representatives,” said Anne Cahill Lambert, chair of the tribunal, pictured.
“The ACT is a small jurisdiction and the role of our parliament is unique across Australian governments. MLAs are very visible in the ACT and their work has a significant impact on our society. Tribunal members believe it is important that the community has the chance to contribute to this review.”
The review will include examination of the work value and entitlements of ACT MLAs relative to parliamentarians in other Australian jurisdictions, and relative to ACT public service executives and statutory office holders.
Submissions close on September 4.
Details on how to make a submission at act.gov.au/remunerationtribunal.