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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces 12-month pay freeze for MPs

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a 12-month pay freeze for the country’s politicians, saying they are already paid well enough.

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MPs were due to receive a 3 per cent pay rise during September, backdated to July 1, in line with recommendations from the independent Remuneration Authority, but Ms Ardern said she…

Sharl 2bIt would have seen Ms Ardern pocket an extra $NZ14,131.47 ($AU12,810) per year on top of her current salary of $427,072.

The pay increase would also have seen Ms Ardern’s cabinet colleagues earn $8,046 more, as well as a…

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