Qld pollies should get pay rise: tribunal

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Queensland's politicians are in line for a pay rise after a tribunal found the economy is strong enough to deal with the additional cost.

MPs will be earning significantly more by September 2022, under a series of increases recommended by the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal.

The tribunal said Queensland politicians haven't had a raise since 2017, putting their salaries behind those enjoyed by counterparts interstate.

"Since the tribunal considered salary levels in 2020, the economic and social circumstances have stabilised to the extent that a salary increase is now justified for members," it found.

The base and additional salary rates for members will be increased by 2 per cent from September 1 this year.

They will rise again by 2.25 per cent from March 1 next year, and then 2.5 per cent from September 1 next year.

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