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4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News
4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News Led by John "Cueball" Mackenzie

28 March 2014

QUEENSLAND LNP SETS NEW STANDARD FOR POLITICIANS RORTING THE PUBLIC PURSE **UPDATED**

We all understand now how this scam works.  It's the same reason executive salaries have skyrocketed.

Joh Bjelke Newman complains "Queensland's MP's are underpaid compared to the other states".  Then NSW (SA, TAS, WA, etc) complain 'our salaries have fallen behind the other states".  

And round and round it goes, with the taxpayers the ones to pay.

Whatever happened to the concept of "public service" in Australia???







34 comments:

Johnno said...

And to think the bastards had the hide to call bikies thieves and criminals!

CBD Warrior said...

It's a cultural difference, clear and simple. The Yanks view these kinds of "jobs" as public service, and would never be seen to be taking advantage of the taxpayers. Here we have Newman setting up a quasi-independent (who's he fooling??) tribunal that has decided he deserves a pay rise GREATER THAN THE AVERAGE FAMILY TAKE-HOME PAY IN CAIRNS! And the average Cairns bogan looks at Michael Trout or Gavin King and says "hey, maybe I can be a pollie too".

You're right to call them out on this one, HBW.

Ivor said...

And they complain about workers getting weekend penalty rates

Anonymous said...

When will Warren and Gavin announce with great pride Sir John MacKenzie for his great services to the FNQ community?

Brett Hitchens said...

We're being told by this "tribunal" that politician's salaries need to be compared to that of corporate CEOs. So just how many of these pollies either were or will ever be "CEOs"? I'd wager Bart Simpson wouldn't run out of fingers trying to count them.

Anonymous said...

Learn well QLD. This is exactly what happens when you don't have an opposition party. They (insert any party here)just do as they please and who is going to argue with them.It gets a bit on the nose tho when they inply that they will have to sell off public owned infrastructure(yes we own them)to pay for these salary wage increases and other largeses to prop up their ego's.

Anonymous said...



Springborg on TV tonight was cringe worthy. Dumb, dumb and then even dumber. It was painful to listen to. Some on $60,000 a year have more talent than 5 LNP MPs put together. Stupid state.

Anonymous said...

I understand Campbel Newman set up the system thereby they can get themselves Pay rises and back pays .come on people lets see if we can get a Grey Power Party set up with rules for the Greedy and oust these Incompetent thieves from our midst.Lets have people on board with Non-Egotistical views.Come on the Elections.

Anonymous said...

Duchess John MacKenzie Of Cairns all bow!

Anonymous said...

Wanking is gone bring on the election The lnp will make history as the only mob to lose twice after only one term

Bob R. said...

Oh shit year, great fucken idea Anonymous 07.21. Set up yet another political party. I mean how many the fuck do we have now running around in Australia? They tell me the Senate ballot in WA is now the size of a fucken tablecloth there's so many halfwits all standing. Yeah set up a political party with one fucken objective, legalise marijuana, support bikers, support 4WD, support motorists, support the rock industry, support Clive Palmer, support the pensioners. On and on it goes.

Mike said...

Wouldn't it be nice to see MP salary increases tied to increases in the median income for Queenslanders?

shanhgai said...

oh good on you Campbell were about to have no doctors and u go into new workplace talks and u say we have no money yet u give yourself a pay rise... go figure ???? I wish a band would come out with a song called idiot Australia but I dare say it would be longer than evie pt 1 to 3 aussie your standing in it

Anonymous said...

i see all of kings groupies ie. grasso dot bev and the rest have all but deserted him on his fakebook i feel a pre selection coming on

Alison Alloway said...

Annastacia Palaszczuk and the ALP have rejected the pay rise (as they should!). However, they comprise only 8 members so they have no power whatsoever against the LNP which has the greatest majority ever in a State Parliament. Meanwhile Newman is taking legal action against the "big bad inter-State union" which the LNP insists are deliberately misleading our Queensland doctors over the contracts issue. This is just reprehensible behaviour from a government! To firstly allege that our doctors, who comprise some of the brightest most intelligent Queenslanders are so intellectually feeble as to not understand their own work contracts, and then to concoct a "scapegoat" for the imbroglio which they, the LNP Government have caused, is just despotic and terrifying behaviour! Newman is leading a government which is out of control, more obsessed with its own unprecedented power to slander, judge, polarise, condemn and jail than to administer services for the good and well being of Queenslanders. With one third of Queensland doctors already with their resignations written out, Newman is throwing us straight into the fire. God help us. Yes, indeed. God, SOS SOS SOS SOS.

Anonymous said...

Mike, I think most Queenslanders would agree with that. CEOs salaries also need to be brought under control. It's just monstrous seeing people having to pay more and more and more so that CEOs get extravagant and outrageous salaries and perks of the position. However while the little people are only focussed on the politicians the CEOs can laugh all the way to offshore bank accounts.

Anonymous said...



LNP will need to dream up a new fake outrage soon to keep stupidity onside.

I have the list of sycophants ready to see how many switch allegience should the possibility of Labor win seem reasonable. They are in stalking mode at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Here's a little quiz. Match the public servant to his pay check.

1 Cambell Newman | A 1.85M
2 Tony Abbott | B .81M
3 Medibank George Savvides | C 2M
4 Aus Post Ahmed Fahour | D 4.8M
5 NBN Mike Quigley | E .38M
6 Ergon Ian Mcleod | D .68M
7 ABC Mark Scott | F .5M

Anonymous said...

Anon 21.21

Not even going to start, why mix skilled high level managers with politicians who can (and are) uneducated. Skilled public servants are the only way we can get away with having dumb and dumber represent us. Although all managers are overpaid, moreso that staff.

Seth said...

Whatever happened to the concept of public service, you asked Hillbilly? The trouble is the LNP don't see the role of government as providing services for the people. Their view of government is that it is a corporation with only one objective, making a profit. Hence they see themselves as being executives of a corporation, rather than elected representatives of the people, and therefore deserving of outrageous salaries.

Anonymous said...

Answers

4.D - 4.8M Aus Post Ahmed Fahour
5.C - 2M NBN Mike Quigley
3.A - 1.85M Medibank George Savvides
6.B - .81M Ergon Ian Mcleod
7.d - .68M ABC Mark Scott
2.F - Tony Abbott
1.E - Cambell Newman

Is the CEO of Australia Post really worth almost 10 times more than The Australian Prime Minister.

shanghai said...

probably the nazi youth or power lines or cable fibre, wing nut down the order so box 1,5,6 the field $10 should give 33% payout ... fung scratched due to heavy track....surprise surprise

Anonymous said...

Campbell Newman ... 0.38M

Anonymous said...

Barack Obama. ....0.4M

Yep, we're being ripped off by the little captain from Brisbane and his goofy sidekick supposedly representing us here in Cairns.

Ginger TheRedHeeler said...

In the USA only someone who is already rich can run for office. I am in favour of well-paid politicians: the job should not just be open to rich people and it should pay well enough to encourage people who would otherwise just start a business and make lots of money.

On the other hand, it take a huge amount of gob-smacking hypocrisy to cause 14,000 families to lose their income so you can pay down the State's debt and then grant yourself a 20% payrise.

Observer said...

The Anna Bligh Labor Government froze parliamentary salaries for three years from 2009 to 2012. When Newman was elected, one of the very first things he did was to give himself and all the others a huge payrise claiming that the Bligh Government's actions in freezing parliamentary salaries was "illegal". When it came to voting in the 2012 State Election, the voters of Queensland didn't see Bligh's actions in freezing salaries as an issue. Nor does it seem from comments around social media that Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labors actions in rejecting this latest payrise has had any impact on people. Iit seems to be one of those issues where the public makes a lot of noise, but it doesn't affect their voting at all.

Anonymous said...

A pay rise of any amount let alone a 20% one, is despicable when many of those made redundant were forced to leave town in search of employment and or are still looking for permanent work three years on.

For those of us that are left, we are working in a completely dysfunctional structure, with bad managers" shoe horned into positions" that they are not qualified for, a work place full of bullying and intimidation, no leadership, a controlling "Brisbane Office" and a staff morale so low, that no one wants to go to work any more.

Gavin King and this LNP has alot to answer for and they definitely should not be getting a payrise!!!

Their legacy lives on and continues to impact us on a daily basis.

We live in hope that Gavin's reign and this LNP government is short lived!!

Can someone please list any of Gavin's achievements? I cannot think of one reason why he should be given a payrise. What has he achieved for Cairns?

Anonymous said...



Gavin has been a massive negative for Cairn. Combining his time as editor at large and as MP he has been enormously damaging.

Anonymous said...

Observer above, you are correct. The Bligh Government did freeze parliamentary salaries. Previous Labor Governments and Opposition Parties have also rejected salary increases. The evidence is that despite the electorate making a noise about it, voters have repeatedly demonstrated that parliamentary salaries are not an election issue. The Newman Government would be well aware of this, hence their public grab for money and giving the voter the bird. They know that when the whinging has died down, voters will forget and it doesn't matter if Newman is paying himself almost as much as Obama, it won't have any bearing on any single persons vote in an election.

Anonymous said...

I see can'tdo newman is being implicated in the NSW corruption enquiry. It was only a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

King has had a toxic impact on Cairns.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Val Schier didn't accept her pay rise either. It didn't help her though, the bogans just don't get it. They believe the Murdoch press and the Alan Jones, Andrew Bolt and McKenzie shock jocks instead.

Seth at Port said...

Anonymous 22.14, Anonymous 11.43 and Observer - what you have all said is true and provides proof again that the ordinary voter out there is disconnected from politics.

Anonymous said...

President Barack Obama’s base salary is $400,000 a year. He also has access to a $150,000 expense account as well as a $100,000 tax free travel account and $20,000 entertainment budget.

All above are US$ figures - so your comparison to the A$ needs to be mentioned