Mercury (Hobart)



THE Governor’s official secretary clarifies that the Governor’s salary is $511,000, not $622,000 (Letters, September 2). Is that supposed to make us feel better? I’ll go out on a limb and claim that most Australian­s think allegiance to the Queen is an anachronis­m, but that there are more important things to worry about. But when we realise the Governor’s $4.5m budget equates to 112 minimum-wage jobs, and when we are reminded of the Governor’s exclusive use of a massive house, numerous outbuildin­gs, and several hectares of magnificen­t gardens, maybe change starts to become a priority.

Andrew Hejtmanek


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