Qld’s top public servants’ bonuses axed, two DGs appointed

Dave Stewart stays at DPC, while Queensland Treasury gets a new head recently from the private sector with a lengthy resume including the IMF, federal Treasury and various roles in the political arena. Up to $1.2 million in potential bonuses for top positions has been scrapped.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has axed a bonus system for senior public servants introduced in the last parliament.

Under the scheme, director-generals could initially qualify for bonuses of up to 15%. In 2013-14 a total of $641,682 was paid to the state’s top mandarins.

Palaszczuk said in a statement today:

“I greatly value the leadership and expertise our Directors-General bring to the public service, but I also think our most senior public servants are paid well-enough that they don’t need generous bonuses on top of their salary.

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