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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. Nevertheless, the pay of MPs is a perennially controversial issue. This 2008 cartoon by James Hubbard questions the independence of the Remuneration Authority, which is depicted as an organisation in cahoots with MPs rather than existing at arm's length from them.

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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, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Matthew Palmer, published 20 Jun 2012