INDEPENDENT candidate for Mildura Steve Timmis has promised to accept the average Mildura wage and donate the rest of his earnings to charity if elected in November.
Mr Timmis, a prominent local businessman, said salaries of Victorian politicians rise in line with official measures of wage inflation in the state.
Last year this meant a pay rise of 5.3 per cent, this year it is 1.6 per cent.
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