MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER FOR GREENWAY
SENATOR KIMBERLEY KITCHING
DEPUTY MANAGER OF OPPOSITION BUSINESS IN THE SENATE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
SENATOR FOR VICTORIA
FLETCHER’S WEASEL WORDS ON AUSTRALIA POST BONUSES DO NOT CUT IT
Labor will give notice of a motion in the Senate today calling on the Chairman of Australia Post to disallow the preposterous executive bonuses reportedly sought by the CEO.
Australians had expected the Morrison Government to issue a clear rebuke on this matter. Instead, Minister Fletcher has issued a self-absorbed set of weasel words.
For the Minister to suggest forgoing executive bonuses should be a flaky quid pro quo for being allowed to cut services is beyond the pale.
This is not about some dodgy Liberal quid pro quo. This is about what is right.
It is not right for senior executives of a public company to hand themselves millions in bonuses during the midst of a recession and nationwide service cuts. It is ridiculous and would not pass a pub test anywhere in this country.
These same executives are reported to have yesterday emailed headquarters staff asking them to voluntarily deliver parcels in their own cars.
So there is no money to support services or job creation, but there is money for millions in executive bonuses?
At a time when the country is in recession, and postal services are being cut, Australians are outraged that the bonuses are even being considered.
These bonuses must not be paid.
When Labor’s motion comes to a vote, we will find out where the Liberals and Nationals really stand.
WEDNESDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 2020