Green Party welcomes changes to MPs’ salary setting rules

It’s good that the Government has listened to New Zealanders and announced a fairer way to set MPs’ salaries, the Green Party said today.

“We’ve been pushing for a fairer system for setting MPs’ pay for a long time and we’re glad that the Government has listened,” Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said.

“We’ve argued for MPs’ salaries to be linked to the nominal median income, and we still think this is the best option, but linking them to public sector incomes is a definite improvement on the current system.

“The Green Party policy is that MPs’ salaries should increase or decrease by the same dollar amount that the median individual income increases or decreases.”