ON THE ABC 7-30 REPORT RECENTLY, MALCOLM TURNBULL EXPLAINED WHY AN INCREASE TO $1 DOLLAR FOR A POSTAGE STAMP WAS NECESSARY.
HE NEVER MENTIONED ANY THING ABOUT THIS EYE OPENER...
Australia Post is a totally government owned entity and has been for about 200 years.
Recently, Australia Post announced the loss of 900 jobs, being part of a cut back program.
This is due to the decline in letters beings sent - largely due to email.
The CEO of Australia Post is Ahmed Fahour who was born in Lebanon and came to Australia in 1970.
In 2009 he was made Managing Director and CEO of Australia Post.
His salary package last year was A$4.8 million!!!!!
The top public servants in Canberra have salaries of between $665,600 and $844,800 so how does the bloke in charge of the Post Office received $4.8 million?
The Prime Minister of Australia earns a modest $507,000 considering the real burdens of office. The US President earns US$550,000 (A$757,000). The highest paid Mayor in Australia - Gold Coast City - brings in $225,000!!!
So, how on earth can the Post Office justify the massive pay of their CEO?.
Let's look further. The head of the US Postal Service with 19 times more staff and 11 times more revenue than Australia Post receives $550,000.
In France the head of their post office was paid $1.1 million with a staff compliment of 268,000 employees.
How can the CEO of the Post Office earn so much, especially when the postal service is bleeding money from letter delivery. No employee is worth A$4.8 million a year and especially not from a government owned business.
It gets worse - - -
The top ten executives in Australia Post combined earn around $20 million last year.
No matter what perspective is taken, with a loss of 900 jobs, how can A$20 million be justified for 10 'execs'!!!!
But, the salary rort is only half the story!!!
Of his A$4.8 million, Fahour donated A$2 million to the Islamic Museum of Australia (located in Melbourne).
This is a tax deductible donation, so WE TAXPAYERS are supporting the payment.
The founder and director of the Islamic Museum is Moustafa Fahour - yes, Ahmed's brother!!!!!
Moustafa's wife, Maysaa, is the chairwoman and Director.
And Fahour's sister, Samira El Khafir, manages the restaurant on site.
And, OUR letters will cost A$1 so this family can live the 'good' life!!!!!!
There is an unpleasant and some would say 'sinister' unbalanced agenda in Australia, which in the end preys on the average citizen, we the people.
We are no longer the lucky country and we are no longer wealthy and this particular game of 'Post Office rort' reveals some major fractures and faults on a number fronts in our society and culture.
Who is running the Country, who is pulling the levers and who is going to win?
We the Mugs certainly won't be winners.
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