National's Election Hoarding's 5 | The Jackal

18 Oct 2011

National's Election Hoarding's 5

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Back in July this year it was revealed that National creates jobs for their mates and pays them three times the going rate. When attempting to side step the issue, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee started telling lies:
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."