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    Gladys Liu s close ties to China should have been reason enough to exclude her from any participation in Australian politics, if this woman was a member of any other political party Scott Morrison and the LNP would be putting forward a case to have her removed from politics.

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    LNP ALP both sold out to the China CCP money.
    When the general populace wakes up from football heaven and RE bubble slumber hey will realise that the only way to reclaim our Sovereignty will be to ban all donations to political parties.

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    Morrison trying to play - deaf, blind, and dumb.....Foolishly.....

    This issue is not going to go away.....She was obviously a good friend of the CCP.....And frankly every Chinese - 'Australian' politician and candidate - should be fully scrutinised by our intelligence services......The same goes for Muslim politicians/candidates and links to radical OR fundamentalist organisations.....If confirmed.....trash them or prosecute them depending on the circumstances and currency......Individual political parties need to be much more discerning about their membership originating from certain parts of the world, and at the very least, have applying members screened by ASIO and/or AFP.

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    In past times in the mother country treason was met with the penalty of being hung drawn and quartered.

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    As far as the Australian left is concerned - treason is a badge of honour......and has been for decades.....Our 'education' system is largely responsible for the government betrayal of our future.....Those Trotskyites will answer for their viperous conduct.

    What goes around....it will come around......

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    Apparently Pence must have scared Xi because if his satanic paedophile child killer ways.
    Is that right gvenso?

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    Anyone who supports Trading with China ,supports breaking Sanctions on NK, supports Violations of Human Rights, supports the theft of intellectual property from other Countries, supports Money Laundering .
    Trump should be Congratulated for the stance he is taking with this Barbaric Race Of People ,led by a dictator.
    Our leaders should be held for treason for selling out our Country and it’s assets.

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    The party leased the ports of Darwin and Newcastle to the Chinese and sold off our biggest dairy and beef production to the Chinese was the LNP . Not feeling sick yet the LNP refused government contracts to Arrium steel and immediately awarded contracts to the French to build antiquated subs and the wners who paid nothing for the entire company which includes world class mines ports rail and mills , the LNP are the worst bunch of lowlife traitors in Australia's sorry history. .

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    And Penny Wong sold off our water Rights to the Murray Darling for 28 lousy million dollars,to an un-named Cayman Islands Syndicate ,who then sold it to the Chinese Cotton Farmers... well done Labor.
    Bill Shorten coined the Phrase Trump is Barking Mad. Good bye Shorten the fool.

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    If Scott Morrison ignored the Intelligence advice on Gladys CCP connections,to maintain his political majority ,that would be akin to treason.

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    The parliament is dominated by lawyers, real estate agents and union officials. We’re talking pretty mundane intellects with a very narrow vision of the world but powered by immense egos, so no doubt they actually think they’re in charge. Of course they’re not, they’re owned by their donors.There needs to be a rejig of the democratic system where the Politicians regain the trust of the people. Banning political donations would go a long way at stemming the avarice.

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    Victorian state politicians handed 6.4pc pay rise
    Victorian state politicians will receive a pay rise of 6.42 per cent since June. Picture: Aaron Francis
    Victorian state politicians will receive a pay rise of 6.42 per cent since June. Picture: Aaron Francis
    RACHEL BAXENDALE
    VICTORIAN POLITICAL REPORTER
    14 MINUTES AGO SEPTEMBER 17, 201926 COMMENTS
    Victorian politicians have received their second pay increase in just four months, making them the best paid state MPs in the nation, after a new remuneration tribunal delivered them a whopping 3.5 per cent boost.

    But the real increase in their base salaries will be even greater, after the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal decided to incorporate a previously separate “expense allowance”, meaning Premier Daniel Andrews and his ministers will receive an 11.8 per cent increase to their base salary and backbenchers 3.8 per cent, phased in over two years.

    The increases take Mr Andrews’s annual salary to $441,439, a minister’s salary to $352,057 and a backbench MP’s salary to $182,413 by 1 July 2020.

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    Tribunal chair Warren McCann’s announcement on Tuesday of the tribunal’s first ever determination on state MP pay comes after Victorian MPs already received a 2.92 per cent pay increase on July 1, based alone wage inflation.

    The 3.5 per cent and 2.92 per cent increases alone mean Victorian politicians will have received a pay increase of 6.42 per cent since June, at a time when the annual national wage price index is just 2.3 per cent.

    The decision is expected to increase tensions between the Andrews government and public sector unions, who are unhappy after being offered pay rises closer to 2 per cent per year.

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    Daniel Andrews becomes second highest paid politician in nation after PM
    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will be paid more than the Deputy Prime Minister and the federal Treasurer. Picture: Aaron Francis
    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will be paid more than the Deputy Prime Minister and the federal Treasurer. Picture: Aaron Francis
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    Daniel Andrews will become the highest paid premier, after receiving a $46,522 pay rise from the Victoria’s remuneration tribunal.

    The Victorian Premier’s annual salary is set to rise to $441,439 by July 1, 2020, after the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal’s first ever review of state parliamentarians’ pay delivered MPs their second pay rise in just four months.

    The decision gives all Victorian MPs at least a 3.5 per cent pay increase as of September 16, but the real increase in their base salaries will be even greater, after the tribunal decided to incorporate a previously separate “expense allowance”.

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    Accounting for the incorporation of the allowance, Mr Andrews and his ministers will receive an 11.8 per cent increase to their base salary and backbenchers 3.8 per cent, effective by July 2020.

    The increases takes Deputy Premier James Merlino’s salary to $375,771, ministers’ and Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien’s salaries to $352,057 and a backbench MP’s salary to $182,413 by 1 July 2020.

    Tribunal chair Warren McCann’s announcement on Tuesday comes after Victorian MPs already received a 2.92 per cent pay increase on July 1, based on wage inflation.

    The 3.5 per cent and 2.92 per cent increases alone mean Victorian politicians will have received a pay increase of 6.42 per cent since June, at a time when the annual national wage price index is just 2.3 per cent.

    The decision is expected to increase tensions between the Andrews government and public sector unions, who are unhappy after being offered pay rises closer to 2 per cent per year.

    Mr Andrews’s $441,039 salary makes him the second-highest paid politician in Australia, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who receives an annual salary of $549,250.

    Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack’s has a salary of $433,063, federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg receives $396,094, federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is paid $390,813, and a federal cabinet minister’s salary is $364,406.

    After Mr Andrews, the next highest paid premier in Australia is NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on $407,980, followed by SA Premier Steven Marshall on $401,252, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on $399,955, WA Premier Mark McGowan on $355,681, and Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman on $318,219.

    ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr receives an annual salary of $353,833 and NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner is on $325,392 per year.

    The median before-tax salary for Australian full time workers was $65,577 as of July 2018.

    Victorian backbench MPs are the second highest paid state backbenchers in the nation, after those in South Australia who receive a $200,626 annual base payment, which includes a $30,839 “common allowance” for travel and committee service.

    NSW backbench MPs receive $169,192, followed by ACT MPs on $168,492, NT MPs on $162,696, Queensland MPs on $159,122, WA MPs on $156,536, and Tasmanian MPs on $140,185.

    The Andrews government is facing a series of tough negotiations with public sector unions including the ambulance union, rail, tram & bus union, police and firefighters in coming months, after Treasurer and Industrial Relations Minister Tim Pallas earlier this year unveiled a policy aimed at capping pay increases at 2 per cent per year.

    A range of unions have since released logs of claims which have included demands for pay increases of 4-6 per cent per year.

    Most state and territory MPs, including premiers and chief ministers, receive additional electorate allowances depending on the size of the seats, which can be worth tens of thousands of dollars per year in additional pay.

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    Andrews needs to go back the shit house where he came from..the mans a Grub.
    Pandering to those Black Trash East African Crims.

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    Trad too busy to know of house purchase
    Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad during question time. Picture: AAP.
    Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad during question time. Picture: AAP.
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    Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has cited her “very busy life’’ of juggling career and raising a family for not knowing her husband had bought an ­investment property she failed to declare.

    The Treasurer and leader of Labor’s dominant Left faction was last week cleared by the Crime and Corruption Commission of corruption and dishonesty but found to have breached ministerial and cabinet rules.

    Ms Trad failed to declare on her pecuniary interest register and in a key cabinet meeting that her husband had bought an ­investment property on March 27 through their family trust, near a proposed station for her signature infrastructure project, the Cross River Rail. The three-bedroom Woolloon­gabba house stands to rise in value thanks to its proximity to the $5.4bn project, the state’s largest.

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    Ms Trad claimed she only learned of the purchase when husband, lawyer Damien Van Brunschot, texted her to advise of the $695,000 “property to be purchased and location” on March 29, two days after he signed the contract to buy it.

    Under questioning in parliament, Opposition Deputy Leader Tim Mander questioned Ms Trad as to whether she stood by her ­account. Ms Trad accused Mr Mander of taking issue “with women having careers” before telling parliament that in “in busy families where two people have a career’’ before she was interrupted.

    “I made my remarks truthfully and honestly. I stand by them,’’ she said after resuming her ­answer. “I stand by them because, as many women in this house would know, having a career and raising a family is a very busy life.”

    Ms Trad also told parliament she still intended to sell the investment house. In July, she promised to sell the house for the purchase price but paused that move while the CCC assessed the matter.

    It was revealed yesterday the investment property will remain a conflict of interest in cabinet until it is sold. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stripped Ms Trad of ministerial responsibility for the Cross River Rail as punishment for breaching ministerial and cabinet rules.

    The CCC found ministers who failed to properly declare and manage conflicts of interest could not currently be hit with criminal sanctions, but should be.

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    Public servant bonus 'will do nothing' for Queensland: Economist
    Lucy Stone
    By Lucy Stone
    Updated September 22, 2019 — 2.16pmfirst published at 12.31pm
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    A $1250 one-off payment for Queensland public servants won't provide the economic sugar-hit state treasurer Jackie Trad intends, an economist says, while the state's chamber of commerce has slammed it as "deeply offensive" to small business.

    More than 200,000 workers – the bulk of the Queensland public service – will receive the payments on top of annual CPI increases for pay agreements finalised for the three-year period from March 2018.

    Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad has introduced a one-off bonus for public servants.
    Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad has introduced a one-off bonus for public servants.CREDIT:AAP/GLENN HUNT

    Ms Trad said the money was in response to Reserve Bank of Australia calls for governments to aid stimulation in the face of capped public-sector wage growth.

    "The offer of a one-off payment will provide this additional economic support while maintaining the budget balance," Ms Trad said.

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    The move will cost Queensland about $250 million but most of that money is destined for bill and credit card payments, according University of Queensland economist John Mangan.

    "People will pay debt off. It'll do nothing at all," Professor Mangan said.

    "That's what always happens when you get these one-off income jolts.

    "If it were a permanent pay rise, that would be a completely different thing."

    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland strongly criticised the move as "morally wrong", when so many small businesses and farmers were struggling with the effects of the ongoing drought.

    "There are people in regional Queensland who are going without a shower on a daily basis, eating stale food and wrestling with financial distress that is causing genuine mental anguish," CCIQ spokesman Daniel Petrie said.

    "The small business community is appalled at this announcement and would strongly advise the government to reconsider this move."

    Mr Petrie said the bonus would not boost economic activity and criticised it as a political move.

    Senior executives and senior officers will not receive the payment, the government said, but nurses and midwives, teachers and administration workers were among those set to benefit.

    Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mander also criticised the move, saying it was a bid to secure the public service vote.

    "Any pay increases should be linked to better performances, whether they be in our hospitals, our schools or public transport," he said.

    "This is taxpayers' money, not Annastacia Palaszczuk's, and she needs to treat it with respect."

    -with AAP

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    We voted this useless lot in
    We WILL be punishsed..

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    buying up and coming 2020 election votes

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    Unions claim $1250 public sector bonus will help Queensland economy
    Lucy Stone
    By Lucy Stone
    September 23, 2019 — 11.30am
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    Queensland's $1250 bonus to public servants has been welcomed by the council of unions despite heavy critcism from economists and the LNP.

    More than 200,000 workers – the bulk of the Queensland public service – will receive the payments on top of annual CPI increases for pay agreements finalised for the three-year period from March 2018.

    Queensland's $1250 boost to public sector workers will benefit the economy, unions say.
    Queensland's $1250 boost to public sector workers will benefit the economy, unions say.CREDIT:PAUL JEFFERS

    The payments are part of a bid to boost the economy while public servant wage growth is capped, with deputy premier Jackie Trad saying it was in response to the Reserve Bank of Australia warning that economic stimulation was needed.

    "The offer of a one-off payment will provide this additional economic support while maintaining the budget balance," Ms Trad said on Saturday.

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    Queensland council of unions acting general secretary Michael Clifford said the bonus was a much-needed injection into the state's economy ahead of Christmas.

    "Missing in the discussion so far is that this comes at a time where we do have record low wage growth, I think it’s broadly recognised that we have to act to lift wages," he said.

    "Whilst we would prefer to see higher wage increases, this is a move in the right direction to be putting more money into workers’ pockets."

    Mr Clifford said the unions had been calling for a much-needed boost to the economy for years, with no real wage growth since 2013.

    "The federal government is saying that something needs to be done to increase wages, what’s happening here is a state government taking some action," he said.

    Economists warned the money would go to credit card repayments and into savings, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry decried it as "offensive" to farmers and non-public service workers.

    "There are people in regional Queensland who are going without a shower on a daily basis, eating stale food and wrestling with financial distress that is causing genuine mental anguish," CCIQ spokesman Daniel Petrie said on Sunday.

    Mr Clifford said the boost would help families throughout the state who were on low wages such as school cleaners, teachers aides and other low-wage workers in the sector.

    He said those workers would not be paying off debt but would put their money toward Christmas presents and other much-needed items.

    "I'm not saying that this is the one thing that is going to turn the economy around, it is part of a whole series of solutions that are needed to lift wages and to generate economic growth," Mr Clifford said.

    "But I do think that it will be an injection that will be beneficial to the retail sector in the lead up to Christmas."

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