Polllies & Public Servants Double Dipping

Robert WS made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Finance

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From: Robert WS

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Dear Department of Finance,

Rob (Honest and Confused Australian),

I have friend who retired at 60 from the Local Court of NSW after 25 years of service as a Magistrate, this was fine with me until he explained that he will be receiving his full salary + benefits without paying tax on this income, after I sat down and had another scotch I accepted this and we moved on until just recently he informed me with some pride that he would soon be turning 65 and was going to apply for the old age pension because as far the ATO are concerned he doesn't pay any tax and therefore has no income and will be entitled to claim the FULL pension plus all other benefits.
I am sure that his income would be well over 150k P/A and if this is correct, how many other Politician's and Public servants are sticking their noses in this very lucrative pot of gold.
I would very much appreciate any feed back on this topic and what can be done to stop this practice.
Yours faithfully, Robert Stuckey

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Dear Rob,

 

Thank you for your email to the Department of Finance (Finance) requesting
access to the following under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act).

 

I have friend who retired at 60 from the Local Court of NSW after 25 years
of service as a Magistrate, this was fine with me until he explained that
he will be receiving his full salary + benefits without paying tax on this
income, after I sat down and had another scotch I accepted this and we
moved on until just recently he informed me with some pride that he would
soon be turning 65 and was going to apply for the old age pension because
as far the ATO are concerned he doesn't pay any tax and therefore has no
income and will be entitled to claim the FULL pension plus all other
benefits.

I am sure that his income would be well over 150k P/A and if this is
correct, how many other Politician's and Public servants are sticking
their noses in this very lucrative pot of gold.

I would very much appreciate any feed back on this topic and what can be
done to stop this practice.  

 

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to identify it;

 

Your email does not constitute a valid request because they are questions
and does not enable Finance to identify any documents.  The FOI Act does
not oblige Finance to answer questions.  Accordingly, we cannot process
your request.

 

Please contact the FOI Team on the below contact details if you wish to
discuss your request.

 

Regards,

 

Chak

 

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Corporate Services Division | Legal Services Branch

Department of Finance

T: 02 6215 1783 | E: [2][Finance request email]  

 

 

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