A social media post claims Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews the “well-known politician” has a internet price of $91 million – with one Fb consumer questioning how he managed to earn the big sum as a public servant.
The Fb publish consists of a picture stating the sum, including that he “earned the cash being knowledgeable Politician”.
The textual content within the picture cites “Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb & Numerous On-line assets” because the sources of its info.
The caption on the publish reads: “Please clarify how you bought this cash being a public servant?”
On the time of writing, the October 12 publish had been seen greater than 22,000 occasions and shared greater than 370 occasions.
Whereas the Victorian premier is the highest-paid state or territory chief in Australia, there is no such thing as a proof that his internet price is $91 million – nor do any of the acknowledged assets embrace references to his purported wealth.
Daniel Andrews has been premier of Victoria since December 2014 after serving as opposition chief (2010-2014) and a minister within the Labor governments led by Steve Bracks and John Brumby. He was first elected to the state parliament within the seat of Mulgrave in 2002.
The Fb publish claims details about the premier’s internet price was sourced from Wikipedia, Forbes and IMDb, however AAP FactCheck discovered no proof that these sources present any details about his wealth.
The Victorian premier’s Wikipedia entry makes no point out of his internet price, solely together with a line a few wage improve in 2019.
That yr, Mr Andrews grew to become the highest-paid state leader in Australia after the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal elevated his whole wage and allowances to $441,439. This consisted of the bottom wage of $182,413 obtained by all of the state’s MPs, an extra premier’s wage of $203,542 and an expense allowance of $55,484.
Assuming Mr Andrews paid tax on the complete sum, he could be left with an after-tax revenue of $269,594 based mostly on charges for the 2019-20 financial year. If he have been to proceed on that revenue, it might take the premier greater than 337 years to amass a fortune of $91 million.
AAP FactCheck additionally discovered no information relating to the premier’s net worth on the Forbes web site nor on his listing on film information site IMDb.
Nevertheless, the textual content within the Fb picture matches wording used on the website Trend Celebs Now, though the location’s title is lacking from the publish. Below a heading ‘Daniel Andrews (sic) Internet Price’, the web site lists the premier’s internet price and annual wage as “underneath evaluate”.
Members of the Victorian parliament are required to submit regular returns detailing monetary and different pursuits which might be related to their public roles. Below the relevant laws, anybody who breaches the disclosure guidelines could be held in contempt of the state parliament, fined and even pursued for felony expenses.
In response to the most recent Register of Interests, dated July 28, Mr Andrews’ solely asset was his residence in Mulgrave in Melbourne’s southeast (web page 29). In response to the Herald-Solar, Mr Andrews bought a house in Mulgrave in 2002 for round $251,000, though in 2016 the newspaper put its worth at “nearer to $1 million”.
The median sale value for a three-bedroom residence in Mulgrave in the course of the previous 12 months is $826,000, according to Domain.
There is no such thing as a proof that Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has a internet price of $91 million. The sources cited within the publish comprise no info to corroborate the declare, whereas Mr Andrews’ declared pursuits point out that his solely asset is a home in Melbourne and his solely common revenue is his parliamentary wage.
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