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MPs' pay

MPs' pay

The remuneration or pay received by members of Parliament (MPs) is determined by the independent Remuneration Authority. Despite this, the pay of MPs is a perennially controversial issue. This 2008 cartoon by James Hubbard questions the Remuneration Authority's independence, which is cast as an organisation in cahoots with MPs rather than existing at arm's length.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0008672
Cartoon by Jim Hubbard

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Matthew Palmer, 'Constitution - Executive and legislature', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/35887/mps-pay (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Matthew Palmer, published 20 Jun 2012