a little east of reality

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

wage restraint...from pollies?

Wow, this really might be a new government after all...

Interviewed by ABC Radio about what she would want to do if the independent Remuneration Tribunal recommended paid increases for federal politicians in spite of the current inflation concerns casting a shadow over Australian families, Deputy PM Julia Gillard said she'd be happy to knock back a pay rise. She said she agreed with the PM's sentiment that wage restraint had to be shared by all Australians.

No promises yet, but Kevin Rudd has said, "I have a really open mind on that. It depends how this year starts to unfold but restraint is restraint and we'll have something further to say about that."

High five, Rudd government! Liking you more and more.

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