I've been really busy with work lately -- this year-end stuff is no joke. I work in a software company with an end-March financial year closing, and it's just been non-stop dealing with contracts coming in. Hence the absolute silence on this blog.
The big issue on everyone's lips is probably the question of ministerial salaries, and this has occupied my thoughts for the past few days. The official notices from Parliament for the 9 April sitting aren't out yet, but if there is a debate (as there should be), I will certainly speak on it.
There has been a lot to digest. The SR9 benchmark in particular strikes very close to home for me, because it is pegged at the top earners amongst 32-year-olds, and I am 32 this year -- and those numbers are really way out there.
I think it's really a very complex issue. The numbers are astronomical, and hence invariably trigger a very emotional response for most people. But there are many other issues at play, and I agree with certain aspects of the Government's arguments. I'm not going to blog about my views just yet, but will post my speech if there is a debate, or my thoughts if there is none.
Finally, I did a radio interview with 938 Live's Passion People programme, which thankfully does a podcast (eventually), otherwise I wouldn't have missed it because I simply don't listen to the radio!