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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is set to receive three successive pay rises over the next three years, which will bring her salary up from $427,561 to $476,323 by June 2025.

In total, her pay will increase by 11 per cent, along with the salaries of the other members of Queensland’s state parliament.

The decision comes after the state’s Remuneration Tribunal, an independent authority that oversees politicians’ pay, approved the new salaries of everyone in Queensland’s parliament on Friday.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has pleaded for privacy as she takes leave.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is set to receive three successive pay rises over the next three years. (Jamila Toderas)

The recently approved pay-rise will be backdated from midway through this year, and will remain in effect until July 2025.

The state’s top officials will see their salaries go up accordingly:

  • 4.00% with effect on and from 1 July 2023
  • 4.00% with effect on and from 1 July 2024
  • 3.00% with effect on and from 1 July 2025.

The pay-rise approved the tribunal was said to be “largely consistent with the actual and forecasted rates of inflation with the exception of 2022-23 where inflation was 7.25%.”

“The Tribunal considered that the 4% increase in public service salaries for 2023 was modest in comparison to inflation,” the Tribunal wrote.

So how does the pay of the the Queensland Premier stack up with her interstate counterparts?

Palaszczuk’s pay packet now means she is the second highest paid state premier.

Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan. (Nine)

The Victorian State Premier, Jacinta Allan, will take home $481,190 next financial year and the top spot.

South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas makes $418,000 a year, making him the third highest paid.

NSW Premier Chris Minns is on a $407,980 salary.

WA Premier Roger Cook.
WA Premier Roger Cook. (Nine)

The Premier of Western Australia, Roger Cook, makes $355,681.

As the chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr takes home $353,833 a year.

NT Chief Minister Natasha Fyles makes $325,392 a year, while sitting at the bottom of the list is Tasmania’s Jeremy Rockliff – who makes a respectable $301,397 per year.

With a Queensland election looming, Palaszczuk will need a victory at the polls to stay in the job and secure her newly approved pay-rise.

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