Tips and rumours

May 19, 2009

What is a leak? Job losses at News Ltd?

A robust round of SackWatch rumours in today's edition of tips and rumours.

What is a leak? Recent governments have thrown hundreds of millions at ATO “investigations” and the employment of additional investigative staff. Investigations are generally carried out by relatively junior field staff — APS 6 and below. Over the past five years their numbers have reduced by nearly 2%.

Meanwhile senior staff have increased by 20% at the EL1 and EL2 level and more than 17% at levels above EL2 or $120,000 plus a year salary. Senior managers in the latter category manage an average of 11 officers. Travel budgets are extraordinary at these senior levels. The use of modern means of communication such as computers, telephones and teleconferencing don’t rate when you can jet off around the continent.

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2 thoughts on “What is a leak? Job losses at News Ltd?

  1. Jack Phat

    Am I missing something??? the comment regarding the Mortgage Broker doing the wrong thing makes absolutely no sense to me, What am I missing? Jack Phat

  2. Greg Angelo

    In relation to the Crikey problems in China, perhaps you should contact the Prime Minister who has very cordial relationships withthe Chinese. He even speaks their language. Perhaps he could put in a good word for Crikey with the Chinese military dictatorship and explain that First Dog is only a subversive activity in Australia?

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