“…Leaked figures targeting the country’s overseas-based diplomats suggest some staff are receiving more than $300,000 a year in salaries and allowances.
Some are getting hundreds of thousands of dollars more in school fee and rental subsidies.
The figures were seen yesterday by The Dominion Post.
The Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry refused to comment and would not confirm their authenticity.
But their circulation comes as a war both within MFAT and between the department and Foreign Minister Murray McCully over radical plans to restructure the ministry turns increasingly ugly.
There has been a concentrated campaign of leaks from top-level diplomats warning against MFAT chief executive John Allen’s plans.
The backlash has been so damaging the Government has distanced itself from the proposals…”
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