17 Feb 2016

Police pay out millions in owed wages

4:39 pm on 17 February 2016

Current and former police staff have finally been repaid tens of millions of dollars in outstanding pay after a payroll botchup nearly seven years ago.

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The mistake was noticed only after a review of the police payroll last year, which revealed staff had been incorrectly paid since 2009.

The outstanding pay relates to holiday pay, as well as annual, sick and bereavement leave.

A police spokesperson said $1.3 million was still owed, compared to close to $40 million in October last year.

The amounts per affected staff member varied between $50 and $500.

A final payment date would be arranged once all of those affected had responded.