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Pay of Australian university heads called into question after UK protest

University of Bath vice-chancellor’s salary found to be only half of Australia’s highest-paid equivalent

Australians should question how much university vice-chancellors earn, the education minister has declared, amid controversy in the UK over the “outrageous” salary of the University of Bath’s vice chancellor that was only half that of Australia’s highest-paid equivalent.

Simon Birmingham said on Thursday that universities should reconsider the pay packets of their senior executives, some of whom earn more than a million dollars a year in salary and accommodation benefits.

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Source: gad