Anybody ever heard of politicians downsizing Parliament to save money then voting themselves a 40 per cent pay rise in the middle of a recession? Well, it happens in Tasmania. At the time unions were pushing for pay parity with other States but the government said there wasn’t enough money, but they found enough to fund their own pay rise. Chris Kelly put out the idea of founding a political party to protest the pay rise and push for Parliamentary reform. Chris, a small group of friends and I formed and registered the ‘Extremely Greedy Forty Per Cent Extra Party’ with a pink pig as the party logo. Within weeks our party had 300 members and attracted serious and comic commentary in the press.
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