Dock Officers Pay - NZ First
New Zealand First Defence Spokesperson, Ron Mark, has called
for the Minister of Defence to dock the pay of all those
officers who authorised and attended the glitzy Masters of
Business Seminar in Auckland and not take money from the
Defence training budget.
“Cutting $200,000 from the
Defence’s personnel training budget will only punish the
troops. It will do nothing at all to teach those officers
responsible for squandering taxpayers funds a lesson.
now seems that if soldiers make mistakes, they get charged
and fined. If officers offend, the state pays their dues
from money intended to train soldiers.
concerns me is a new culture emerging in our Armed Forces
that sees money poured into enhancing the life and training
of officers whilst junior ranks struggle on meagre wages and
“I am thoroughly disappointed in the
‘officers first’ culture that now appears to be endemic in
New Zealand’s Defence Force,” said Ron
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