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Calls Grow For All Australian Politicians To Have Their Salaries Frozen Until Lockdown Ends

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Calls Grow For All Australian Politicians To Have Their Salaries Frozen Until Lockdown Ends

Australian politicians at the state and federal level are being called on to freeze their salaries until lockdown ends.

Sky News presenter Alan Jones is leading the campaign to ensure our representatives aren't paid as a sign of solidarity with the residents who are being pushed to the brink.

The former shock jock has never been shy about his opposition to lockdown measures and even rallied against them last year when the pandemic was hitting the country hard.

But, he's taken aim at the New South Wales Premier for Greater Sydney's latest Covid-19 outbreak and lashed out at her decision to introduce stay-at-home measures.

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Credit: Sky News Australia
Credit: Sky News Australia

He also pointed the finger at Scott Morrison and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for their role in lockdowns and vaccine supply issues.

Jones told viewers on Sky News Australia: "While we let them keep going they will continue on their power surge and we will pay.

"Those of us who give a voice to the voiceless are not going to fall in line just because you are Mr Prime Minister or Ms Premier."

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His solution to helping people mentally deal with another lockdown is to 'suspend all political salaries until the lockdown ends'. He says people struggling with the stay-at-home measures will at least feel like the politicians who make the rules will be in the same boat as them.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He continued: "The government might listen to bureaucrats but they don't listen to those who pay their bloated salaries.

"While we have suffered this idiocy, this inaccuracy, dishonesty, unscientific pronouncements everyday, Gladys Berejiklian forfeits the right to lead and to run the state."

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He rallied against the latest Sydney lockdown, which was brought in to combat a growing outbreak. There were 38 cases announced today (July 8) since yesterday's figures and it doesn't appear to be slowing down.

Greater Sydney will be in lockdown for another week to fight the clusters and Premier Gladys Berejiklian is hopeful the city will bounce back but only if people heed their warnings and stay home.

The Sydney lockdown is estimated to be causing a $1 billion dent in the New South Wales economy every week as businesses and hospitality venues remain shut.

Many support Jones' idea to freeze politicians salaries if they want to institute a lockdown that will affect tens of thousands of people without any government handout.

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Topics: Australia

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