as ministry failed Malachi Subecz
Top staff at Oranga Tamariki have seen their salary pool grow to $17 million over the past four years despite the ministry being castigated by ministers as frontline staff threaten strike action and children continue to fall through the cracks.
In September, the salary pool for the top tiers of Oranga Tamariki managers, not including the chief executive increased to $17 million – an average of $208,000 per staff member.
The number of top tier managers has grown by a third to 84 from 63 in the past four years along with the salary pool growing from $11.8m or $194,000 on average per senior manager to $208,000.
The new figures – gleaned from answers by Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis to written Parliamentary questions from the ACT Party – comes the day after a scathing review into how government departments could have, but did not intervene to prevent the murder of five-year-old Malachi Subecz.
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