The late rapper The Notorious B.I.G best described the problem our politicians have when it comes to their pay: Mo Money, Mo Problems.

It has always seemed somewhat paradoxical that those responsible for establishing conditions for workers do not get to enjoy those conditions themselves.

Politicians do not get many public holidays off – on Anzac Day it is frowned upon if they do not work by attending the various services in their electorates.

Nor do they get an alternative day off for those public holidays they work.


There is no such thing as overtime or regulated lunch breaks, five-day