The Insider

Councillor’s pay outstrips shire community support

By Ben Bell

“WHERE has all my money gone?” blurted a work colleague upon receiving her group certificate from the company’s accountant last month.

A group certificate, as you are probably aware is a summary document provided by employers around this time of the year that states as clear as day how much money you earned over the past 12 months.

In most cases, this figure also equates to how much money you have spent on bills that year too because, as many people can attest, your household expenses each month always seem to be equal to if not larger than your income.

As a result, there are times when you feel like you are not getting ahead financially no matter how much you try.

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