As of 2014 we are now paying 7 Ex Prime Ministers,
millions of dollars for the rest of their life. It is no wonder they want us to work till age 70, before we can have our own pension. I find this quite nauseating?
What do you think, do they need as much as they are getting. It is a obscene amount over time,given it is for life.
Yep - I know and it makes me mad as hell!! Plus I think they also get an office and staff - for what reason I have no idea. Don't forget the exorbitant superannuation allowance all the ex pollies and senators receive for life as well. And now they think it's ok to make everyone else work until they're 70. These people need to realise what it is like for people in the "real world".
Yup... it is part of the contract. Unfortunately the government we voted in made that law and there is not much you can do about it. After all, what do you classify as enough for a lifestyle that was created around grandeur to satisfy this level of job? Unfortunately if you dig deeper you will find other disturbing results - all just as nauseating! Sad but true! :(
I think the amount we are paying them needs to be significantly reduced, as we've never had a PM who was homeless or on the brink of financial hardship, so why would they need a stable pension as soon as they leave office?
We've had lots of Prime Ministers too, but I don't understand this 'allowance' business. Why would you continue to pay someone for a job they no longer do? That's like continuing to pay an employee after they have been fired, isn't it?
Sorry Finny but I must point out that they are no smarter than you or I just prepared to make false promises, tell lies and gain employment under a false pretence. Then they set outrageous pay deals for themselves. When they fail they simply walk away without penalty.
CEO'S of companies do the same thing giving themselves massive bonus payments from shareholder’s funds even when the companies fail to make a profit. This level of corruption needs to be addressed and the rights of the tax paying public and shareholders addressed. Remember that when a small business fails the owner is bankrupted, losing their home and the right to trade as a consequence. Why should politicians and CEO’S be treated differently. I will tell you why it is because they draught their own rules taking into account their own interests and not giving a dam about the rights of shareholders who lose their investment often put in bad deals by financial advisors who get paid a massive commission for risking super funds they don’t own.
Politicians simply increase taxes and make citizens feel guilty for the mistakes the politicians make. Accountability must be brought back into both the government and corporate sectors before we can correct the financial problems.
If a politician fails to deliver on a promise made when applying to lead the country they should be removed without any further payment the same way that we are.
If a CEO fails to generate a profit they should be removed without any redundancy or bonuses.
We need to demand equal and fair treatment for all citizens.
No other employer does this so why we are. This needs to stop now.
To make elderly people work until 70 while politicians get a free ride on the system for life is corrupt and must be made more public. Can someone identify the amount correctly so we can make it know on social media before the budget is released? I am sick of being made feel guilty for being a burden on society just because I can no longer generate massive amounts of tax for the government to waste on 50 billion dollar jet fighters designed to kill people.
The world has lost its way and unless we turn off the football and take an interest in what’s going on around us we contributing to the problem by our apathy.
It is in our hands to stop this when we can, vote for a party that will make significant changes to this obscene waste of taxpayer money! Yes, ordinary citizens do not get paid for life after they leave a job and nor should they. There are organisations and to join to like get-up and change.org to stop these outrageous perks. Federal government want to save money, start with their own pockets and not pensioners!