Dr Philip Nitschke has risked breaking the law by handing out his own book which contains instructions for a do-it-yourself suicide pill. Dr Nitschke was presenting a speech at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney when he handed out his book, admitting it was likely considered to be a ‘political act’.
The former cricketer apparently proposed to Liz Hurley in front of a room filled with VIPs at the exclusive Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland. This was later denied by Warne, who insisted he proposed privately. Warne later tweeted: “Thanks for all your congratulations. Here’s a pic of us about to go to Dunhill dinner in St. Andrews” The ring apparently cost $50,000.
But at the expense of generous entitlements, it appears. The independent Federal Remuneration Tribunal is taking a look at salaries with a view to increasing them. Backbench salaries are tipped to almost double to $250,000. And the pay packets of Prime Minister Julia Gillard, her ministers and also shadow ministers will likely be increased. Ms Gillard, who now earns $366,366 annually, could get as much as $650,000 under any new system while Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s could go up from $260,000 to almost $480,000.