Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament Remuneration) Amendment Bill – Second Reading – Vide..
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Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament Remuneration) Amendment Bill – Second Reading – Vide..


the cost of living cleaning our environment delivering a richer New Zealand cure DeCoteau Tracy mocha on behalf of New Zealand first I just take a very short call on the on the bill that we’re discussing right now it was with great pleasure that the New Zealand first caucus just unanimously without a moment’s hesitation agreed to support this piece of legislation this is not the time I think everybody across the house recognizes that the nation has some challenges and this is not the time for us to accept a pay increase considering that we are well paid for what we do I do want to make the point that I often have conversation have conversations with young people about how this place works and what parliamentarians do what what politicians do because it is a mystery to many people interestingly enough but one of the things they asked about is how much do we get paid and so I tell them and then they asked about well and then one young man particularly I remember said them I heard you get free travel and I said yes that’s right we do and he sort of rolled his eyes and so and so forth and I said but the next question is to ask why and we do it does go to some of this conversation I said to him if if somebody from Invercargill had to fund their own travel there would be less people from Invercargill in Parliament fewer fewer I beg your pardon Thank You mr. speaker obviously a very highly regarded menaced previous Minister of Education it would be fewer fewer people from Invercargill then there would be our politicians who were living just down the road from Parliament there would be fewer people from perhaps those representative communities who are not as wealthy as some other communities and that is why some of the structures around the salary are probably more important than the celery itself because it makes sure that we remain well we try and we fight to be a representative democracy and then I often say the young people that if you can’t see yourself here or identify with somebody in this house then it’s not doing its job so this is a good thing New Zealand first 100% supports there’s no hesitation at all we do look forward to working constructively obviously across the to come up with a new way to calculate in the future but right now this is the right thing to do the whole of the Parliament agrees so New Zealand food supports the question is that the motion be agreed to those of that opinion say aye the contrary no the eyes have it Clark remuneration Authority members of barman remuneration mmm bill second meeting in accordance with the determination of the Business Committee this fella sit down for third reading it forth with the honorably in these Galloway Thank You mr. Speaker I move that

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