Open the gate.. welcome to this dimension..
Wowsers, every now and again a little crack appears in the opaque pane of obfuscation which shrouds the money spent within our institutions.
This is pretty astonishing - every independent MP and Senator in the last parliament was entitled to 8 permanent staff (4 in electorate, 4 in parliament), that's a big bill, minimum $500K, probably more likely to be circa $750K.. That's on top of the member's own salary of $200K plus..
A million dollars HR spend per independent? Really?
Amazing.. maybe a democracy, definitely a gravy train..
buggered if I know 😛
Crossbenchers hit back at government over staff cuts that are 'bad for democracy'