Australia Post CEO quits his $5.6m a year plum job-no more gifts to Muslim museum
Following KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter’s Question in Parliament last week, Mr Katter is calling Australia Post CEO, Ahmed Fahour’s resignation today – “a win for the people”.
Last week, Mr Katter asked the Minister for Communications about the $5.6m pay packet for the CEO:
Mr Katter said, “We asked a very funny, but also very ‘bash them up’ question in the Parliament last week and even I was surprised that we’re climbing up towards 600,000 hits on our Facebook page on that Question https://www.facebook.com/bobkattermp/
“Clearly the people of Australia are absolutely sickened by people paying themselves $6M a year. I mean look around at 20 of your mates – in your whole lifetime the 20 of you will not receive $6M.
“You would have to go back to the days where there were about 1,000 people owned the wealth of Australia in the wool industry to find the disparity in wealth that we have today and those people earned that wealth, today these people do not earn that wealth.
“The suits that run around in your tapestry towers in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and pay yourselves these absolutely sickingly unconscionable salary levels – then your day is coming to an end – you suits in your tapestry towers, your day and the day of your mouthpieces, the two major parties, is coming to an end.”
Last week, Mr Katter’s Question raised Mr Fahour’s pay; the cost of postage doubling to $1 a letter; and the $2.8m pre-tax donation it is reported that Australia Post “mutually agreed” to give to the Islamic Museum of Australia, founded by Ahmed Fahour’s brother Moustafa Fahour, when in the same year 900 Australia Post staff were sacked. Mr Katter asked the Minister for Communications:
“Australia Post’s CEO pre-corporatisation received $360,000, Ahmed Fahour the current CEO enjoys $5.6 million.
France’s Postal Services CEO receives $1m whilst the United States CEO only $550,000.
Pre Fahour stamps cost 50c; now $1.
Minister, no more Christmas cards.
In 2014 Australia Post sacked 900 staff. In the same year, Mr Fahour’s Australia Post donated $2.8m to his brother’s Islamic Museum.
In light of Ahmed’s Australia Post’s generosity, Minister, could I get $30,000 to repair the Catholic Church in Julia Creek?”