Why 60 MP’s are not seeking re-election

Letter to the editor

How sad is this.  Having to give up your job so you can get more money.  AND they tell us they do it for their constituents NOT FOR MONEY!!!!!! By the way check out what pensioners get in this country.

The real reason behind 60 Elected MPs not seeking re-election

Sixty elected members of the federal government have now reported they have made the decision not to run in the upcoming next election!

It’s a very high number compared to previous elections. Some of them tell us that it’s for family reasons, others for their desire to serve their fellow citizens in other fields and many other great stories to  make us cry for them.

Besides all the tear jerking that politicians have been giving about retiring here is something else to consider.

In 2015 a change in the pension for MP’s ensures that the age of  full  retirement for an MP having served at least 6 years, will no longer be 55 years but 65 years. Thus any MP not yet 65 and who wants to benefit from the present pension scheme need only  not run in the next election and thus will draw for  10 years longer a government pension of over $100,000/year.

For an elected MP approaching 55  and  who is not running, that means about $1 million that he/she would not receive should he/she  run and win again.        One should also add  the severance premium (between $80,000 and $125,000) upon his/her departure.

You can now understand better all these sudden “family emergencies”, appreciate the newfound desire to advance his/her career in a government job or a committee of some sort and have two or three salaries (and  possibly two or three pensions).

Not bad as a justification to not run eh?,

G J May

Forestdale 4118

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on March 13, 2019, in Politicians and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Great minds think alike…..I had already suspected that this MASS EXIT was due to the CHANGES that you mentioned..Also the PERKS are coming up for review..!!!
    “WE THE PEOPLE” have been the SUCKERS ALL ALONG…
    Those 60 who are ABANDONING SHIP…GOOD RIDDENCE…….AND DON’T COME BACK….
    They must also be BANNED FOR LIFE TO EVER ENTER POLITICS TILL THE DAY THEY DIE….They have used to PUBLIC PURSE for their TRIPS PAID FOR THE TAX PAYERS…USED ANYWAY THEY COULD FOR THEIR BENEFITS…AUSTRALIA DOESN’T
    NEED YOU…..THEY HAVE OUTWITTED SCOTT MORRISON ….AND HE GETS WHAT IS COMING TO HIM….

  2. Michael Mathews

    We the people were warned long ago by God, to not appoint leaders for ourselves. This occurred first via God’s prophet and Judge, Samuel. The people bucked God again and appointed Saul as their King.
    Saul made a shocking mess as King, and God appointed young David, son of Jessie as King but after his reign, the people and most Kings, princes etc turned corrupt against God.
    Due to the severity of corruption God appointed his perfect loyal son, Jesus Christ to be the leader for all men and women of the world, but mankind has backslid from faith in God, hence God is now causing the crushing ruination of the worlds system of things controlled by satan the devil.
    The last of mankinds 5 great Kingdoms ( Empires ) is now being crushed and Jesus Christ will reign as King for times indefinite, with none of mankind ever regaining rulership.
    See: Daniel chapter 2 verse 31 to 45 Christ is the stone not cut by hands

  3. Thanks G.May, for a clear , concise description of why pollies are retiring. Perhaps, in the new lot to come in, we may get some people who really love our country and will do all they can to protect it.
    Beware the wolves in sheeps’ clothing!

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