Australian federal staffers reject government bosses' pay offer

The defeated vote means the government will have to go back to the drawing board for an agreement to cover 2,000 parliamentary staffFederal political staffers have rejected the government's pay offer, despite most being employed by the Coalition.On Wednesday evening the finance minister, Simon Birmingham, announced the proposal to tie staffers' pay to record low wage growth in the Australian economy had been defeated, 59% to 41%.

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