Last week the Prime Minister decided to give his Canberra staff a whopping pay rise, averaging $30,000. EACH! Turnbull’s staffers already earn up to $259,000 each year. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of qualified passionate educators earn as little as $21 an hour.
He personally stepped in to put more money into the pockets of his well-paid staff — but in his two years as prime minister he hasn’t lifted a finger to make sure educators are paid properly.
We have to send a message to Canberra that it's people like us who need a payrise, not Mr Turnbull's staff.