Queensland MPs will get a wage rise today, with a new pay tribunal handing down its first decision when State Parliament sits today.

The State Government set up a tribunal to determine politicians' pay, after an outcry over a proposed 42 per cent wage rise earlier this year.

The Government had initially said legal advice showed it would have to increase politicians' base wages because a pay freeze had forced Queensland MPs out of step with their federal colleagues.

But following a public backlash, the State Government abolished that system for setting pay rates and appointed a remuneration tribunal instead.

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk says that was the right decision.

"That is the way that it should have been in the first place," she said.

The new body will deliver its first ruling today, but Mr Newman says it will not include allowances paid to MPs, as a review of those entitlements is continuing.

"They haven't had time to do that and they've asked, I believe, for time to go and then do if you like, a second tranche of work to deal with that," Mr Newman said.

 

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