Veteran MPs facing a gold-plated retirement

Original article by Richard Ferguson
The Australian – Page: 2 : 5-Mar-19

Former foreign minister Julie Bishop is among the six Liberal MPs who have chosen not to contest the 2019 election. Bishop is set to be paid more than $177,000 before tax each year in retirement, after 21 years in parliament. Liberal colleague Christopher Pyne will be paid more than $172,000 a year following a 26-year parliamentary career, while Labor’s Jennie Macklin will be entitled to an annual income of some $177,000 after 23 years in the lower house. Seven Labor MPs will retire at the election.

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LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA

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