1 Oct 2014

The Panel with Sam Johnson and Kevin Milne (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:07 pm on 1 October 2014

Topics - the Prime Minister isn't ruling out New Zealand troops being deployed to Iraq or Syria to fight ISIS. It's understood a squad of 12 SAS personnel have been in "pre-deployment mode" for a possible mission in Iraq. Our discussion about the income gap between the rich and poor in New Zealand didn't mention the Remuneration Authority, which sets the senior salaries in the public services for judges, members of parliament, and local authority councillors. And as we all know these salaries are usually justified by renumeration experts saying you have to pay this much to attract top people and retain them. But when you strip away the rationalisations for these super salaries does anyone need this much money?

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