Scott Morrison's policies for upcoming election | 7NEWS

Scott Morrison's policies for upcoming election | 7NEWS

Opinion Politicians’ pay has gone up by a third in a decade, but a wage rise in line with inflation is too much? There was a helluva lot of pearl-clutching last week when Anthony Albanese said he “absolutely” supported a minimum wage rise of 5.1 per cent, in line with inflation. Partly, it was because the Labor’s leader’s affirmation seemed off the cuff, and we are so un-used to seeing anything unscripted in our politics. We have very mixed feelings about naturalness in our politicians – we like authenticity, and we despair at their refusal to answer questions with frankness. But we also punish them for so-called “gaffes” and poorly considered remarks – no one knows this better than Scott Morrison, for whom “I don’t hold a hose” will be …
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