MARK M ALDRIDGE - "voice of the Community" Community Advocate
Is the parliamentary pension enough??  


 It would seem not to be the case, many Labor government retiree’s have been given cushy jobs sitting on boards and committees, in some cases even thought they know bugger all about those they are appointed to oversee.  


 Making matters worse in some cases over the past year they have received pay rises of over 200%, Oh how nice it would be to have such Labor connections.   


I would personally only dream of receiving some $105,000 for 5 appointments on top of a very generous retirement pension, even the lower end of the scale, say like Nick Bulkos’s $82, 383 for a mere 6 appointments, even if the boards and committees in which they are sitting loose money, their pay is guaranteed.   


Former government employees and other Labor connections are basking in the glory of excessive incomes, while issues like water, power and teachers pays are put on the back burner.   


I find it incredible that these issues rarely receive the public scrutiny they deserve, when our beloved Mr. Rann regularly tells us he relies on the reports of experts, and I doubt he means this huge list of chair fillers.   


While those of us that work hard and contribute to the State Government coffers argue for a meager increase in our wages to stave of those to which we are indebted, the Rann government is rewarding those who are all ready on a good wicket.  


 Shame Shame Shame…. But what have come to expect, the March election will come and go, and the talk is Mr. Rann will win by a landslide, so what reason would he have to change anything he does.   


Vote independent, and receive the checks and balances we all deserve.I will demand all these details are released for public scrutiny, would you like to read the list in the Advertiser?   


 Mark M Aldridge Independent Candidate for the Legislative Council P O Box 1073 Virginia S.A. 5120 0403379500 / 82847482 aldridgemark@bigpond.com


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