Government Spending

Top Australian Government Officials Get a $100K Raise

If it was a corporation, the usual suspects would scream

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THE salary package of the Australian Federal Police commissioner will jump by $100,000 to $650,000 after a sweeping review of the responsibilities of senior government officials.

The director-general of ASIO will also have a $100,000 pay rise, going from $500,000 to $600,000.

The Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal says the pay rises for the positions will be phased in over the next 18 months.

The Australian Public Service Commissioner, whose job is to evaluate performance and compliance in government departments, will enjoy a package of $600,000 a year.

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The average federal bureaucrat earns $81,900 while the average full-time worker earns $74,900 a year.