Politicians receiving millions after leaving office

New South Wales politicians who once held positions in high office receive millions of dollars in tax payers money for expenses years after leaving office.

A freedom of information release has uncovered that former News South Wales Premiers Neville Wran, Nick Greiner and Bob Carr received about $3.8 million in allowances from 2007 to 2009.

Greens MP Lee Rhiannon had called upon the Keneally Government to employ more strict limits on annual allowances for those who once held positions in high office.

Rhiannon said “It is 17 years since Mr Greiner was the NSW premier. It is a bit rich that he is allowed to spend half a million dollars of public money annually just because he was in the top job for four years.”

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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