Anger across as Prime Minister cuts down most of their parliamentary staff

Written by Javed Iqbal

Anthony Albanese has sparked a war with lawmakers and senators by cutting three-quarters of their parliamentary staff rights.

The Prime Minister has sent a letter to crossbenchers informing them that in addition to their four electoral staff, they will only be entitled to one parliamentary staff member.

In the last parliament, crossbench MPs and senators were entitled to four parliamentary staff.

Crossbench MPs and senators are furious and see the reduced staffing level as a political maneuver to prevent them.

“It’s a dog act,” a crossbencher told ABC.

The Prime Minister has informed crossbenchers that they could instead use the Parliamentary Library for Research or the Senate Office Manager to get advice on parliamentary procedure.

“My government intends to increase the resources of the Parliamentary Library to reflect the supportive role it gives to parliamentarians, especially those across the bench,” Mr Albanese’s letter reads.

“The Ministry of Finance will provide the necessary administrative support for the employment of your personal employee.”

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