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Brisbane City Council CEO paid eyewatering salary higher than PM and US President

Neil Breen + Scott Emerson
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The NSW Office of Local Government has uncovered exorbitant Queensland council salaries in a review into its own pay packages. 

The review revealed Brisbane City Council Chief Executive Colin Jensen is being paid more than $700,000

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes home $549,250 each year, and US President Joe Biden is paid $519,000.

“Is Colin doing that good a job?” Neil Breen asked.

“While you can’t get the rubbish taken away from the front of your house because of COVID and cost-cutting, old mate Colin Jensen cops 700 large.

“We’ve got a Council budget tomorrow. Adrian Schrinner, I think he wants to answer some questions about why he’s paying Colin Jensen 700 grand.”

Press PLAY below to hear Neil Breen’s comments in full 

Founder and director of Adept Economics, Gene Tunny, told Scott Emerson he wasn’t surprised by the figure.

“I wasn’t actually surprised Scott, because of you look at what heads of department at say the Commonwealth level are paid or state government they are paid relatively high salaries.

“University vice chancellors they are paid about $1 million, the CBA chief he’s $4 million a year

“In those organisations you can have very high salaries.”

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Image: Getty

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