Senators vote down pay freeze

A motion to freeze senators’ pay until a budget surplus is delivered was voted down yesterday, with just six of the 75 senators voting for the motion to pass.

Ex-Government Senator Cory Bernardi and Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm raised the surprise motion yesterday. The motion was supported by Cory Bernardi, David Leyonhjelm, fellow crossbenchers from the One Nation Party and Jacqui Lambie.

The Government, Labor and the Greens all voted against the motion. Greens leader Richard Di Natale said that he was sympathetic to the intent of the proposal, but the Greens could not support the motion as it stands.

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