PM puts ADF pay ‘under review’ before talks with defiant Lambie

1 Dec 2014

News Article from the Australian’s Jared Owens Reporter Canberra

TONY Abbott says the below-inflation Australian Defence Force pay deal is “under close review”, as he prepares to meet with Jacqui Lambie to discuss her defiant stand on the issue.

Senator Lambie says she will oppose all government legislation until the government substantially improves the 1.5 per cent offer imposed on Defence personnel over the next three years.

The independent senator has requested a meeting with the Prime Minister this week, and Mr Abbott’s office hopes to accommodate the request.