Time for a bureaucrat tax?

NZ Herald

Apparently people in Wellington get paid tens of thousands more than people in Auckland.

Wellingtonians are earning tens of thousands of dollars more than Aucklanders in most professions – but highly paid Queen City bankers are skewing the trend.

The difference was up to $70,000 a year for one senior finance position, figures analysed by the Weekend Herald show.

But overall, workers in the capital came out on top in accounting, finance, banking, human resources, information technology and sales and marketing.

The global Robert Walters Salary Survey 2012 looked at last year’s salaries and made predictions for this year for more than 120 positions – including permanent, interim and contract work – in the country’s two biggest cities. Of the 106 comparable positions, Aucklanders earned more in just 21.

Left out from that survey it appears are civil servants and bureaucrats.

Because apparently we need to “close gaps” and bring about “pay equity”, then perhaps we could have a civil servant tax or bureaucrat tax where they are taxed at a rate of 50% for all those non front line civil servants and bureaucrats that are paid more than $150,000 a year.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.