Australian Commonwealth Govt Freezes Judges Salaries

Lawyers Weekly is reporting ….

That all Australian judges pay will be frozen until at least October this year

They write:
The pay of High Court, Federal Court and Family Court judges, as well as the pay of Federal politicians, will be frozen until at least October 2009.
In a statement released on Tuesday 19 May, the Remuneration Tribunal said it would defer its annual decision on the adjustment of remuneration of any offices within its jurisdiction until after 30 September 2009.

Over recent years, the Tribunal has boosted federal judges’ salaries by around 4 per cent a year, taking into factors such as inflation, remuneration increases across the senior executive services of the Australian Public Service, and other external factors.

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