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PM Malcolm Turnbull: Please Consider Taking a $1 Salary

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First and foremost, congratulations Prime Minister Turnbull on ascending to Australia's highest office! It takes a remarkable person to dedicate themselves to public life and anyone who takes on a role of this magnitude, deserves the utmost respect.

It is my understanding that you have significant personal wealth, no doubt acquired through hard work, dedication and personal sacrifices. Make no mistake, you deserve and are entitled to the Prime Ministerial compensation package, however I am sure you have not taken on the role of PM for the associated salary. I respectfully request you to consider taking a $1 salary, or donate your current compensation to a charity of your choosing.

Many high profile men and women have made the decision to reduce their salary to $1, including a visionary like yourself, Elon Musk of Tesla. Other notables include JFK, Steve Jobs (Apple), Meg Whitman (Hewlett Packard), Michael Bloomberg (Former New York Mayor), and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), all of whom have made the selfless decision to reduce their respective salaries to $1 or donate them to charity.

By reducing your compensation to $1, you will not only set an incredible precedent and forge a trail blazing legacy for yourself, but you will be putting $500,000+ of tax payer dollars back into schools, roads and hospitals, or more pressing issues such as reducing the incidences of domestic violence or supporting the 12,000 new Australian residing Syrian refugees.

You have portrayed yourself to be a forward thinking leader and now is the time to show the Australian public what type of leader you are, by standing in solidarity with your fellow Australian tax payers and foregoing your Prime Ministerial salary.

As a 15 year old Australian, with a great interest in politics and current affairs, I implore you to consider my request. By taking a $1 salary, you will show your fellow Australians, you are truly a servant of our great country and its citizens. 

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