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When Earthquake Minister Gerry Brownlee appointed ex National MP Jenny Shipley to the CERA, he decided to ignore the Cabinet Fees Framework and pay her triple the normal rate. He claimed that it was because she and her fellow board members "would not work for less." he said.
However Sir John Hansen told ONE News that so far he had worked "hours" rather than days and had not put in an invoice. When he was asked to be on the panel he didn't ask what the remuneration was as he believed the job was "an important public service."