In New Zealand, due to the ‘economic conditions brought about by the epidemic’, it has been announced that the salaries of the prime minister and deputies will not be increased for the next three years. The Remuneration Office, the independent body of the New Zealand parliament, decided not to raise politicians, citing the economic conditions brought about by the Kovid-19 outbreak.
In the statement, it was stated that the conditions were taken into account and that the economy ‘does not have the possibility of recovery to the extent of its importance’ within three years.
POLITICAL SALES IN NEW ZEALAND
It was noted that the annual salary of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was 471 thousand 49 dollars, and that of opposition leader Judith Collins was 296 thousand 7 dollars. It was reported that ministers earn 217 thousand 676 dollars annually, and deputies earn an average of 164 thousand dollars. New Zealand’s parliamentary salaries have not increased since 2017.
Source: News Global