Want to get into politics? Be prepared to pay up

PAY UP: Internal SA-BEST party documents have revealed the costs for potential candidates to join Nick Xenophon on the campaign trail this state election.

PROSPECTIVE candidates for Nick Xenophon’s SA-Best party will stump up $1000 to apply, $20,000 to run and a cut of their parliamentary income if elected to parliament at the state election.

The party will earn more than $19,000 per year for each member elected to parliament, with internal SA-BEST party material outlining a “contribution from base parliamentary salary” of up to 10pc.

The base parliamentary salary for South Australian is currently $191,324.

The document, provided to The South Eastern Times, details the non-refundable


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