I was wondering how much the Chair of the CEFC and the members of the board are paid.
You have to love the Rem Tribunal website – very informative and very depressing. (www.rebtribunal.gov.au). If you go to the Part-time Officers page, you get a good snapshot of the amazing number of councils, commissions, boards, authorities, etc. that exist. You can find out what everyone is paid there.
There has been an amazing proliferation of these bodies of these in the last six years and an enlarging in the size of some. Fair Work Commission is a classic case of overstaffing, jobs for mates.
And the answer to my question:
Chair, CEFC: $102,400
Member, CEFC: $51,200
The real money is the NBN board – chair, $209,630 and board member – $104,860.
It is quite illuminating to read through the list – a really good checklist for the government by the way, in terms of axing.
Did you realise there is something called Innovation Australia Board? And then there is the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Board? (By recollection, this is Albo’s wetdream that used government money to create an inferior transport hub when private money was available to build a better one).
Those indigenous land councils also pay very well.
And then there is ACARA, AITSL, AWPA, IHPA, Australian Heritage Council, Aboriginal Hostels Limited, Tuition Protection Services Board (what?), Health Workforce Australia and the list goes on and on.
If there are legitimate functions undertaken by these various bodies, the real question is why they are not undertaken within the bureaucracy (who service these boards).
The clear answer is shut more of them down and transfer what legitimate functions they have to the public service. Win-win.